A lot of people donate to organizations where they have personal ties. Someone with a family member afflicted by cancer may get involved with a charity such as the American Cancer Society. An employee with a developmentally disabled child may give to the Special Olympics. Survey your employees to find charities they support to guide you in choosing where to donate. Another consideration is The United Way, an umbrella organization that distributes money to a variety of different charities.
Employees feel good when they know that their employers care about giving back to the community. Holding an office fundraiser is way to build camaraderie among workers and boost morale. Set fundraising goals and turn it into a friendly competition. Matching funds are another way to get involved with employee charities and allows employees to know that you care about their lives outside of the office.
A business is only as strong as the community that surrounds and supports it. Healthy communities feed into healthy businesses. Your monetary donations can go to causes that promote better health, fund medical research, stock food banks or support organizations that fight poverty. Investing in charities is like making an investment towards a better future for your employees and your business.