Being active in your community is crucial to building trust and esteem with your clients. This course of action is meaningful and necessary to building a thriving community, and business for that matter. We realize the title of this blog post has most likely sent the well known song with the self same title, redundantly careening through your brain. You’re welcome. The simple fact is corporate social responsibilities (CSR) should be carried out in the name of love.
When deciding on the causes your company wants to support, consider these questions.
Is the cause aligned with your company’s values? The stockholder’s values?
Will your investment get to the community you hope will be positively affected by it (Is the cause reputable, operating legally, and honestly)?
Corporate social responsibilities are about “focusing on philanthropy,” “improving operational effectiveness,” and lastly, “transforming the business model.” Your company can’t afford to always be looking inwards. Having a full spectrum of connectivity to the world around you through clientele, causes, and internal company infrastructure is achieving this goal. It is entirely possible to integrate CSR in company practices while still sustaining business purpose and values.
As a business man or woman, you are constantly doing a circus act, and life can easily become all work and no play. Making all that count for more than just a monthly payroll (nice as it is), is incredibly rewarding. Besides, if we aren’t willing to invest in our community, why should we expect our community to invest in us. In conclusion, consider how your company could be a force for good in more than business… in the lives of individuals, children, families.
We are proud to be members of our local Chambers of Commerce and international service clubs like Rotary. DocuMedia Group lends our community support through a modest matching funds grant for each of our associates. Some of the beneficiaries of DocuMedia Group donations are:
• The American Heart Association
• Wounded Warrior Project
• The United Way
• Boys and Girls Clubs of Anaheim
• CHOC – Children’s Hospital of Orange County
• Boy Scouts of America
• American Red Cross
• Student Ministry Partners
• Family Service Association of Redlands
• Agape Youth Ranch
• Casa Colina Foundation
• The Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund
• The Redlands Ladder Truck Fund
We hope to do our part to make a positive impact and encourage you in doing the same. If you see a need that we might help fill, please contact any of our sales or support staff with your idea.
“Corporate Social Responsibilities” by Elizabeth Beck, B.A., “The Truth about CSR,” the authors, Ranagan, Chase, and Karim