Giving the gift of giving

There are so many other productive ways of making a statement, doing something, making life full or use an adjective you want.

Instead of drinking your face off with an neknomination game, http://globalnews.ca/news/1160005/1160005/

How about give someone the gift of giving. Young people have got it right and boomers and others should learn from them for a change.

What good is all the wealth one can compile when it brings only unhappienss and stress? Make a statement and feel good about where you are by doing what is right.

GIVE THE GIFT OF GIVING and use iwillhelp.ca to do it.

Disturbing trend

There is a disturbing trend in Canadian charitable giving. http://globalnews.ca/news/1032453/canadians-giving-less-to-charities-study/

Canadians are giving less and less every year, just as the need and number of causes are going up. And with governments able to give less all the time, who is going to make up the giving gap?

SME’s are. As long as they start to  use iwillhelp as their vehicle to do it with.

There are many ways for SME’s to give.

As you can see here, there are a few ways for companies to give back more to charity. http://smallbusiness.foxbusiness.com/entrepreneurs/2013/11/18/want-your-business-to-give-back-5-services-that-help-do-it/#!

What I found interesting is the statistic that in the US, of the 380 BILLION DOLLARS donated to charity in the US each year, only 5% of that comes from the SME sector. In Canada 10.6 BILLION is donated and statistics report only 4% comes from the SME sector.

iwillhelp enables companies to make their philanthropy budget a marketing expense.

Governor-General kick-starts charitable Giving.

Governor-General David Johnston has enlisted several of the country’s biggest companies to help lead a new marketing campaign designed to get more Canadians participating in charitable giving.

The program, called My Giving Moment, will try to spur people to donate even small amounts of time, money or expertise to worthy causes.http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/governor-general-kick-starts-campaign-for-more-charitable-canada/article15236982/?goback=%2Egde_3105815_member_5803146449763971075#%21

The BEST companies let their employees choose.

Enlightened companies let their employees choose who they want to support with there CSR. http://www.sustainablebrands.com/news_and_views/employee_engagement/caeli-quinn/want-engage-your-employees-your-csr-activities-give?utm_source=LinkedIn&utm_medium=posts&utm_campaign=editorial&goback=%2Egde_1866345_member_5801755324637528065#%21

iwillhelp facilitates this sort of transaction. Simply give your employees the funds using iwillhelp and let them choose from over 83,000 charities we have on line.

CSR is the new “Black”.

This is a great article on the trend of CSR in companies. Apparently CSR is the new trend, and one that every company is going to have to have in place. You will be conspicuous by your absence if you don’t have one. http://profits4purpose.wordpress.com/2013/09/23/csr-the-must-do-of-the-21st-century/#!

“Corporate social responsibility encompasses not only what companies do with their profits, but also how they make them. It goes beyond philanthropy and compliance and addresses how companies manage their economic, social, and environmental impacts, as well as their relationships in all key spheres of influence: the workplace, the marketplace, the supply chain, the community, and the public policy realm”.