It’s almost National Philanthropy Day.
For all of us in the industry, this is a special day. It’s a day to celebrate the change your nonprofit is making and all of the donors who make that change possible.
Here at Stelter, philanthropy is one of our core values. Each year, every member of our staff is provided 8 hours of Volunteer Time Off to be used at a local nonprofit of their choice. We also match employee donations. So far this year, The Stelter Company has matched close to $15,000 of employee donations.
Many companies prioritize giving, as approximately $5 billion is raised through workplace giving annually according to America’s Charities. Which makes sense, with 71% of surveyed employees saying it is “imperative or very important to work where culture is supportive of giving and volunteering” (Source: America’s Charities Snapshot Employee Donor Research).
(TIP: If you haven’t already, look into partnering with a for-profit organization. More than 49% of nonprofit respondents recognized workplace giving as a nonprofit growth strategy. Workplace giving, as well as employee engagement programs, are opportunities to promote your mission—and aid in identifying and recruiting new volunteers.)
Alas, even accounting America’s philanthropic culture, it can be difficult to shine proper light on nonprofit holidays this time of year (National Philanthropy Day, Nov. 15, and GivingTuesday, Dec. 3). It’s especially challenging when most of our minds are focused on other important holidays that happen at the end of the calendar year—or, for those of us in the business of giving, on yearend duties.
No matter how busy your nonprofit is this time of year, don’t miss out on this opportunity to thank your supporters while spreading awareness for your cause.
As a small token of gratitude for the difference your nonprofit makes, we’ve created some free social images to use on your organization’s social media accounts this National Philanthropy Day.
For everything else:
SHOW AND TELL: How does your nonprofit communicate gratitude to its donors on National Philanthropy Day?