Should Your Business Consider Donating to Charity?

Even the smallest business can make a difference in Canada when it comes to being charitable. A few things to consider include making cash donations, volunteering your time and efforts, and donating goods or services.

When you support a charitable cause you are able to:

  • Contribute to important causes
  • Build your reputation
  • Improve your networking
  • Get increased media coverage
  • Allow your employees an opportunity to acquire new skills
  • Get more tax credits

There are a lot of charities that are registered in Canada (more than 85,000 actually). Here are a few things to consider when you are looking for a charity to help:

  • Look for charities with a cause that means a lot to you and your employees
  • Consider the charities that will use your donations wisely, and make a big difference.
  • Look for the charities that are local, as this will help to promote your own community.

Other ways that you can make a difference:

  • Conduct a charity sales event
  • Donate products or services from your company to the charity of your choice
  • Get your employees to help out with charity events
  • Match donations made by your employees
  • Use social media and the internet to your advantage

If you are looking for a way to improve your business dynamic, you will definitely want to consider being charitable.