50 WAYS TO SUPPORT YOUR COMMUNITY

CIVIC EDUCATION

….. 50 WAYS TO SUPPORT YOUR COMMUNITY……..

DO SOMETHING ITS YOUR CIVIC RESPONSIBILITY

 

Hello Beautiful People, I Pray you are all doing well. Most of the time, we ask questions and do discuss basic amenities and other developmental projects in our communities which we lack, what most of us forget is that it starts with us. Our little efforts directly or indirectly impact our communities positively and a lot of people.  Wherever we reside, it is very important for us to think of what and how to support our motherland and her communities. For those of us living on the continent of Africa, we need to rekindle our interests in supporting the development and growth of our communities.   The list below is posted from a research find on how to support one’s community.   Please Read, Share and Discuss with your friends, the family and your community members, adapt it to make a positive impression, impact and social progress in your community, district, region and your country.  DO SOMETHING……IT’S YOUR COMMUNITY.  There are many ways that business people can support their communities. The following are some examples.

 

  1. Offer your premises or site for a community group to use for its meetings/events
  1. Loan equipment and machinery (and operators if necessary to community groups
  2. Photocopy newsletters, flyers and other material for a community group
  3. Contract a community group or its clients to do some of your work
  4. Include a community group’s mail in your company’s mail outs
  5. Mentor community groups with financial management, planning, marketing, public relations, computer technology, etc.
  6. Make available traineeships to community groups working with unemployed youth
  7.  Employ older employees who have been retrenched from their jobs
  8. Employ a person with a disability who is capable of undertaking work for your company
  9.  Provide work experience for students from local schools, TAFE and universities
  10. Join Rotary, Lions and other local clubs which support communities
  11. Assist a community group to plan and run a major event
  12. Advertise a community group’s event in your shop window
  13. Sponsor a community event such as a festival, display or annual celebration
  14. Offer your goods and services at a discount rate to a community group
  15. Administer the salaries of employees from a small community group
  16.  Use your business premises as a collection point for non-perishable food for a community group which supports people living in poverty
  17. Encourage employees to contribute to the food bin
  18. Allocate the proceeds from the sale of a particular product (maybe specially labelled) to a community group or cause
  19. Pass on obsolete equipment (operational) to community groups
  20. Offer reduced labour costs for repairing or maintaining a community group’s equipment and machinery
  21. Provide scholarships or subsidies to community groups so that their clients or workers can participate in essential training, workshops and conferences
  22. Sponsor disadvantaged children to participate in sporting activities, camps and school excursions
  23.  Provide in-kind or at reduced prices goods for raffles, fetes and other fundraising activities
  24.  Provide surplus stock either at reduced cost or no cost to community groups which may be able to sell it or use it themselves
  25.  Promote a particular community group or cause using your company’s marketing or media resources
  26.  Employees with particular expertise in management, financial or legal matters can advise or join community groups’ committees
  27.  Construct and maintain a website for a community group
  28.  Use your shop window, office wall, signage, company vehicle or stationery to highlight a particular community issue or cause
  29.  Provide a commission to a community group which refers customers to your business
  30. Adopt a reserve or an environmentally fragile area and contribute to or take responsibility for its upkeep
  31. Provide a storage area for a community group for its equipment or goods
  32.  Sponsor community or school awards
  33. Share your business networks with community groups
  34. Encourage other companies to support their communities
  35. Use your influence and contacts to advocate with government or businesses to support a community cause
  36. Assist a community group with its application for government or philanthropic trust funding
  37. Provide a community group with training sessions in management
  38. Assist a community group to recruit staff
  39. Assign an employee for a specified period of time to a community group to undertake a task or project
  40. Assist a community group to develop policies and procedures for its services, activities and projects
  41. Place a fundraising collection tin, badges, ribbons, lollies or raffle tickets on your shop counter, reception area or staff room
  42. Recycle or re-use as much of your company’s waste as possible
  43. Allow your staff to participate as volunteers regularly or once a year for a community group or cause
  44. Conduct an in-house fundraising event with proceeds going to a local community group or cause
  45. Introduce a voluntary staff salary deduction scheme with the proceeds going to a community cause
  46.  Provide a small percentage of the sale of your goods and services for a community group or cause
  47. Collaborate with other companies to work on community projects
  48.  Educate your employees about community issues by inviting an informed representative from a community group to speak about local issues
  49.  Include the costs of supporting your community in your company’s budget.

Some of these can also be initiated by our individual selves. Let us do our best to move our communities ahead into a positive direction.

Thank you all.

Credit Also Goes to Prekese-Ghanamedia and the entire crew.

 

Community Voluntary Social Responsibility sweeping -courtesy Nuhu Mohammed

 

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