Add a Charity Component to Your Team Building Ideas
Step up your game and add a charity component to your team building ideas. Really! Team building and corporate and social responsibility are two efforts your organizations invest in. Might as well merge the two into one awesome day.
How to Get Started
Now that you are clear on the goal, you need to select a charity. The top 5 things to consider are:
- What type of charity do you want to work with?
- Will your team be excited about the charity?
- Is the charity local?
- How can you help the charity?
- When do you want to start the team building project?
Selecting a Charity Type
There are hundreds of thousands of charities, so selecting one can be overwhelming. The best way to start is by making a list of philanthropy types that might interest you. Are you interested in working with animals, helping kids, saving the planet? Make the list of types and select from there. Once you’ve narrowed down the type of charity you’d like to help it will make selecting one easier.
Involve Your Team in Your Team Building Ideas
So you know what type of charity interests you. Now have your team help you select a charity that is local to you or needs help in your area. Focus on making this part inclusive, allow your team to buy into the idea and the project.
Settle on a Your Team Building Ideas
Now that you know what charity you’d like to help, settle on how you are going to accomplish this. Do you want to fundraise for them? If so, how might that look like? Do they have service projects built into their mission? Here is where you need to dive in and really see how far you are willing to get involved.
Making it Happen
The only limits now are between your team and the charity. Let them know that you are trying to meld your team building and CSR efforts. And if all else fails, contact the Together We Rise team. We are experts in charitable team building and would be happy to help you.