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Poll Question: How Should Your Company Give Back?

Most companies today understand corporate citizenship not only makes a difference in their bottom lines and communities, but also helps build a more engaged workforce. Employees like to give back, and it’s always great to see your company doing something for the greater good—that they’re committed to improving the community.

In fact, when companies make giving back a key focus of their business strategy, they often see less turnover and greater success overall.

For our May question of the month, we want to know which company-sponsored outreach programs you prefer. Let us know by voting in our poll.

The Results Are In: How Do You Give Back?

statistics 3When you’re busy working or job searching, it can be hard to find time to volunteer or give back to your community. But, the benefits of giving back are numerous. Giving back not only makes a positive impact on your community, it also helps you gain new skills, find networking opportunities, and position yourself as a more attractive candidate to employers.

Because there are many ways to give back to your community, we recently asked Movin’ On Up readers what they’re doing to make an impact.

Survey Results
The survey results revealed there are three major ways readers give back to their communities. Those ways are:

  • Donating food, clothes, or other items – 32%
  • Volunteering – 30%
  • Donating money to charitable organizations – 26%

While those three ways make up the majority of responses, an additional 8% of readers said they donate blood through blood drives.

Creative Ways to Give Back
Readers were also given the option to select “Other” and provide their own response. Five percent of respondents did so, and their responses give valuable insight into creative ways you can give back in your community, including:

  • Hosting events
  • Chairperson for an organization
  • Helping needy friends and family
  • Volunteer firefighter
  • Outreach to the homeless community
  • Serving on nonprofit boards
  • Working with a church on community improvements
  • Sponsoring children in underdeveloped countries

How do you give back? Share your stories in the comments section below!

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