Like the idea of a Corporate Chimp Fund, but not quite sure how to put it into practice? Here are 10 thought-starters that can inspire companies and empower employees.
- Match donations made by employees so their giving power is doubled.
- At Christmas, rather than sending more fruit baskets to clients and suppliers, chimp* them some money to give away as they like.
- Make part of an employee’s bonus charitable by putting a portion of it into their Personal Chimp Fund.
- Already support a community organization? Tell the public about it and offer to match donations made to them through Chimp at a fundraising event.
- Take your CSR program a step further and chimp employees money for every hour they volunteer in the community.
- When “Joe” in HR is raising money for his Ride to Conquer Cancer, his co-workers can easily support him through his Personal Fund.
- “John,” the CEO, is habitually late for meetings and apologetic for being so. To hold himself more accountable, he pledges to drop $1 in the Corporate Chimp Fund for every minute he’s late.
- When an international tragedy happens and people are inspired to give, organize a Corporate Cause page for employees to donate through. The impact your company has as a group can then be easily tracked.
- “Julie,” the receptionist who has a smile for everyone, is getting married. Rather than chipping in to buy her a second toaster oven, co-workers can send money to her Personal Chimp Fund knowing she’ll choose a worthy cause in honour of the big day.
- When it’s tax time and accounting needs to submit receipts for the company’s charitable donations, print off a single tax receipt report that has collected them all in one spot.
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*Chimp: (v) to send money to someone’s Chimp Fund