Charity work within an organization can help bring your team closer together and develop a strong company culture — no matter how far apart team members are. It builds morale within a company by giving your team a chance to get to know their colleagues’ passions and favorite causes. Employees also develop leadership and communication skills through volunteer work that contributes to overall career development.
At Lightning Media Partners, our quarterly charity initiatives enable the team to choose a charity or nonprofit the team dedicates time and efforts to support — along with a monetary donation from the business. By quarter, we rotate which team member gets to choose the initiative and each team member receives time off of work to participate in the chosen activity.
Discover our past charity initiatives below.
Cause: Housing and Employment Opportunities
Organization: Community Options, Inc
Activity: The LMP team raised funds and remotely joined the Cupid’s Chase 5K, from however many states we were at the time, and shared pictures.
Cause: Faith-Based Community Services
Organization: Tree of Life Ministries
Activity: The team made hand-written cards, which were placed in boxes those who visit Tree of Life get from the food pantry and set on the tables where people get a free meal.
Cause: Animal Rights and Advocacy
Organization: The Humane Society of the United States
Activity: Our team members collected supplies, toys, food, bedding, and more for the local animal shelters in their regions to donate.
How charity initiatives enhance remote culture
Encouraging your remote team to participate in a charity initiative brings everyone together and builds a sense of community, no matter where they are geographically located.
Remote charity initiatives:
- Give a remote team a sense of purpose by working towards a common goal that will ultimately benefit the charity in question.
- Afford team members the chance to share their own values and explain how a cause is close to their personal lives while collaborating with their team.
- Get team members away from their desks and into the community.
At LMP, we’re not just employees who work together; we’re humans with passions and causes we care about. By letting each employee choose a charity that matters most to them, we come to a deeper understanding of each other and do something generous for others.
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