Summary: With The Holidays right around the corner, now is the perfect time to give back. Your intranet can assist with charitable initiatives, from picking a cause to planning the details.
The Holidays are the perfect time for organizations to share their success and give back. Many organizations do this by getting involved with charities. Participating in charitable initiatives is a great way to get involved in the community. However, it can be difficult for large organizations to seamlessly organize, and involve every employee, in an initiative. Don’t worry, though, your intranet can help! Continue reading for 4 ways your intranet site can support your charitable initiatives.
1. Decide on a Cause
Before you can get started, you need to have a charitable cause in mind, and have to make sure all employees are on board with the decision. Employees will be more likely to get involved in the initiative if it’s something they feel passionate about. To gauge what causes mean the most to your employees, create a Quick Poll with a few different charity options for employees to pick from. The one with the most votes can be the initiative you focus on!
Make sure to post the Quick Poll on your home page to ensure all staff see it and vote.
2. Create Buzz & Awareness
The first step in successfully participating in a charitable initiative is making sure your employees know about it – and what better way to do that then by sharing the news on your intranet? Posting about the initiative using the Company News or Blog application is a great place to start. You can publish general information about the charity to any information sharing application to create buzz around the charity and ensure staff are aware.
3. Organize & Communicate Initiative Details
Your charity or cause needs a central hub where staff can go to find and share general information. Create a Community Site to house all charity related information, such as who is on the committee, due dates and resources.
Every year around The Holidays, the team here at Intranet Connections sponsors a local family and donates a Christmas Hamper to them. We post all the information regarding the hamper on our intranet, so all employees are aware of what to get for the family and by what date. We can then keep track of which items have been checked off the list of gifts to ensure there are no duplicates in the hamper.
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4. Raise Money with an Online Silent Auction
Another fun way your intranet can support charitable initiatives is by hosting an online silent auction. Using the Buy & Sell Exchange, you can post images of what’s up for grabs in the auction. From there, employees can comment their bids on the item, right from the comfort of their desks.
Not only is this a fun way to raise funds for your charity, it is a great way to get employees engaged with your intranet.
Give Back with Your Intranet
Using your intranet to support charitable initiatives makes planning, organizing and executing charities much easier for your organization. With the help of your intranet, why not continue getting involved in charitable initiatives year round?
Have you used your intranet to support charitable initiatives? Tell us how in the comments section below! Or request a personalized demo to see how you can start.
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