Stories of Good

Different Ways You Can Do Good

When planning a corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative, companies tend to send their employees to volunteer or donate to a charity. However, the possibilities of doing good extend much further than that. By exploring various possibilities of doing good, your company can make a much greater impact. If you have an upcoming CSR initiative, why not try to apply these different ways of doing good?

 

Ways to support those in need financially

 

  • Make cash donations to charities and social service agencies, such as those on Giving.sg. 
  • Organise fundraisers and donate proceeds to those in need.
  • Give donations in kind through the SGUnited portal.
  • Support non-profit organisations by purchasing their goods and services.
  • Sponsor events and programmes that engage the community or support needy causes.
  • Ensure the option for employee payroll deductions and donate money to a charity of their choice.

 

Taking action to help those in need

 

  • Encourage employees to take part in hands-on volunteering for causes that they are passionate about. 
  • Engage employees in skills-based volunteering to maximise your impact.
  • Offer your company's assets and resources or provide subsidised rates for services to support non-profit organisations.
  • Leverage on your company's public image to advocate for relevant causes.
  • Serve on a board in a non-profit.
  • Offer pro-bono services to those in need. 

 

Giving within the workplace

 

  • Implement inclusive hiring practices by hiring marginalised workers, such as the elderly or those with disabilities. 
  • Provide equal opportunities and rights in the workplace, regardless of gender, age, or nationality. 
  • Reduce waste in the office by going digital.
  • Switch to suppliers that exercise ethical procurement and supply chain management.
  • Manage energy and water consumption.

 

Company of Good has many resources to help you do good! Join our Company of Good Fellowship programme to network with like-minded practitioners in CSR, or check out our doing good guide - It's Just Good Business! Guide to Corporate Giving. We also have resources on skills-based volunteering and fundraising ideas! Keep an eye out for our emails that will bring more resources your way very soon.