Donate a percentage of sales from your business.

Coming up with new and creative fundraising ideas can be a challenge. More and more businesses, however, are looking for ways to give back and make a difference. In a recent article posted on Forbes, the topic of "how to incorporate charity into your business model” was discussed.  


Here are a few highlights from the article about ways that you can use your business to benefit a cause:

  • Make something specific for the cause. Depending on what your business does, you can create a product or service and donate the proceeds to your charity of choice. If you're a speaker, you could create a certain program or speech that benefits your charity. If you run an online business, you could create a particular product where the profits go to charity. Don't feel like you have to donate 100 percent of the proceeds to get involved. If you can only do 10 percent, then do 10 percent. Just stick to your commitment. 
  • Donate a portion of the profits from something you already sell. You don't have to wait until you are in a position to create something specific for your charity. You can take part of your earnings and dedicate it to charity directly.
  • Network. Who are the people you know that others would like to know? They can be an asset to your charitable efforts. For instance, if you know anyone who is respected and considered to be a thought leader, ask if they would consider leading a Google Hangout over a certain time period to help to raise money and generate excitement for your cause.

Finally, spread the word. Use your website, social media channels, and email to let your customers know of your charitable efforts. The more people are aware of what your company is trying to do, the more they will want to get involved.

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