My final blog post as I wrap up my time at Benojo.
Discussing the benefits of getting young people giving.
To me, travelling is one of the most important things to do and one of the best ways to spend money. There is no better way to understand the world we live in than by immersing yourself in cultures completely different from your own.
Find out how a survey about generational stereotypes in the workplace can teach us about working in a more affective office environment!
The first featured blog post in "Insights from an Intern" -- Anna discusses how businesses can incorporate what's important to their employees when donating to charities.
An introduction to Anna Lowenthal: an intern from New York who will be publishing blog posts through a series called "Insights from an Intern."
It's time donors invited the charities they choose to support into their lives, avoiding the waste and annoyance of current 'push marketing' tactics.
There's a buzz among charities and businesses who are ready to celebrate how much corporate Australia really cares. The first ever Junerosity event is off to a flying start!
Last night Benojo was humbled and honoured to receive a New South Wales Business Award in the Excellence in Social Enterprise category.
We're not usually ones to blow our own trumpet at Benojo, but this recognition means a lot to us and comes at a time where we've reached some momentous milestones, including:
It's been a long, hard journey to get this far. Many businesses in Australia are only now starting to invest confidently in social impact programs, and I'm sure companies like us in this space would agree we have to not only provide incredible products and services, but also create the market for them to be valued in the first place.
That our hard work and dedication to the cause was recognised among such esteemed peers is wonderful for our business and those we work with, but perhaps more importantly, shows that Social Enterprise is at last becoming recognised as a valued sector itself.
They say a rising tide lifts all boats - for employees wanting to focus on more than just profit at work, for charities striving to get more support for less cost, for our competitors with the same mission, for government departments, educators, individuals, or whoever wants to collaborate and care. This award is for you too (metaphorically that is, it will stay in our office but you're welcome to visit and have a look).
2017 is going to be a landmark year for Benojo, our clients and the charities we work with. We can feel a change in the corporate landscape and we'll be harnessing this positive momentum to exponentially increase the good things people do for the planet and everything that lives here.
Lastly, a huge thanks to those of you who've been on the journey with us. You know who you are, and we wouldn't be writing this post without your belief, investment and support. Each of you are Good Humans.
Thinking about the reason beding Facebook's new button for responding to other people's posts.
Whether you plan to donate as a gift on someone else's behalf, want to support personally or have some time to volunteer we're delighted to share this selection of Christmas campaigns with you.
The infographic speaks for itself, but here are some of the key points:
It's encouraging to see such Australian generosity, and helps explain why we're the 3rd most generous nation in the world according to the recent World Giving Index. However, flip the findings and there are some clear improvement opportunities which could result in massive societal and environmental benefits.
Based on this research, let's have a look at what we can do, together, to increase giving. We'd all love to see Australia become the world's most generous nation in the next World Giving Index survey.
As trust is cited as a primary motivator to give - and the majority of donations are based on rational decisions - how can charities appear more trustworthy to potential donors? Some ideas:
It is wonderful to see such a high donation amount from 1/3 of givers, but how could this increase even further?
This study highlights how human and animal causes combined receive 10x the funding of environmental ones. Could these approaches help re-balance this?
This report claims those in their mid to late 20s give most, yet this is not the most affluent segment of Australian society. How can we get Gen X and Baby Boomers to open their wallets?
During Give Now Week people are encouraged to focus their attention on the many ways we can all make a difference, particularly in the lead up to Christmas. Whether through donations or volunteering, this week is about reflecting on your generosity and acting accordingly.
This is not a complete list by any means, what have we missed? We'd love to hear your ideas and responses by dropping us a message below.
You probably know that the best way to feel better about anything, is to do good things for others. Here are some ideas to help you turn your feelings of powerless frustration into ones of positivity.
Thanks to a growing body of research, we're starting to understand some of our innate reproductive motivators, and it's good news for 'nice guys'.
Measuring the impact of your corporate social responsibility program goes far beyond just counting dollars.