5 ways to give back to your community on GivingTuesday
For property managers and owners, giving back can have a positive long-term impact on your tenants, operations team and community at large. It has the power to forge strong connections, develop a strong building community and most importantly, help those in need.
After nearly two years of a pandemic, people and organizations are in great need of donations and support. Now is the perfect time to make a change and re-build the connection and community within your building.
GivingTuesday is a generosity movement that takes place around the world after Black Friday. Through the collaboration of charities, companies and people, it brings about real change through small acts of kindness. This includes giving time, talents and resources to make a positive impact on their local community. Learn more about GivingTuesday here.
With GivingTuesday fast approaching on November 30, here are five ways your building can give back to the local community:
Tenant Appreciation event
It’s important to show your tenants that they’re appreciated, and hosting an event to thank them while supporting a local charity is the perfect way to give back on GivingTuesday. This will strengthen your relationship with your tenants and their relationships with each other, helping to develop a strong building community. Event ideas might include a festive breakfast, free hot chocolate in the lobby, hosting a food truck onsite, or a virtual cooking class. For every tenant that participates in the event, your building can donate a set amount to a local charity up to a maximum donation. This promotes a positive giving culture and benefits your local community with the funds raised through attendance. HILO can help to facilitate tenant appreciation events like this!
Donating to an organization or charity within your community can foster personal connections and inspire your tenants to give back. Encourage donations and engagement by educating them about the cause, setting a fundraising goal and regularly updating your progress. It is especially encouraging for employees to see your commitment to the cause through donation matching. This will only result in larger donations, but sparks participation within your building community and creates a culture of giving back.
It’s easy to give
This Canadian company is here to make donating to charity simple and convenient for you and your building community. The tiptap device is a wireless receiver that allows for contactless payment to a charity of your choice. Along with the device, your touchless giving display is designed for your particular needs; whether you want a big display board or a mobile option, your donation campaign message will be delivered loud and clear.
For more information on tiptap, click here.
Are you interested in an American cashless donation option? Look no further, DipJar makes fundraising fast and easy by simply dipping your card into the DipJar device for a friction-free donation. Using their Spark Integration feature, you can show donors your campaign and fundraising progress on any screen. Just plug in your DipJar device and let the donations roll in as people enter and exit the building. For more information on DipJar, click here.
These two companies make it super easy for your building operations team to demonstrate commitment to a local cause while encouraging others to do the same.
Hosting a volunteer event for your building can be a great way for your community to come together, enjoy in-person interaction and help those in need. While in-person volunteer events can be challenging during a pandemic, there are still plenty of ways to come together safely. From a community cleanup, assisting at a local shelter or soup kitchen, there is no shortage of ways to give back.
You can also organize a team to volunteer for Habitat for Humanity, a nonprofit organization that helps to re-build homes and communities all around the world. There are endless volunteer opportunities available, and together you can make a real change in your community by building a home for a family in need.
Find your local Habitat for Humanity here:
Host a local food drive
Food drives are another easy and rewarding way to get tenants involved on GivingTuesday. Selecting a local organization in need makes your food drive personal, as you’re directly helping members of your community. Food drives can last from 2-6 weeks and involve setting up a booth in the entrance or lobby of your building and getting a volunteer team together to make it happen! It’s also important to strategize a promotion plan to ensure that the news is widely spread throughout your building. You can do this through printed marketing materials, digital signage, word of mouth, an e-blast and of course, through HILO.