In a world that is unfortunately far from being the peaceful dream that we all aspire to have, small charities are the safe havens for people who cannot afford to live a quality lifestyle. Allotting a small portion of your earnings or even just time in helping people in need is an unselfish act that pays off in the long run. Good deeds attract good karma, indeed.
Moreover, spreading unconditional love and kindness towards other people without expecting any return truly gives the warmest, wholesome feeling as you do it voluntarily with your heart on the frontlines. Starting local charities in your own community is one way to push the world to become a better place. Starting up or supporting a local charity will:
Ensure that your contributions won’t end up in someone else’s pocket.
- Non-profit organizations are typically small in number, so the assurance that your money will be given back to the community is truly reliable. Charities will never leave you room for skeptical questions as their efforts are tangible in the community.
Promote the importance of giving.
- Teaching kids at an early age to never underestimate the act of giving or helping others will help hone the cores of their personality as they grow up. This is indeed one way to make sure that your children will grow up to be good citizens that will never make themselves go blind when someone needs dire help.
Lifelong benefits and satisfaction.
- Supporting charities isn’t just for helping the community. It also is a great opportunity to meet like-minded people who may have the same causes as you. Surrounding yourself with people who are far from being ungrateful is also one way to build up your perspective in life to become clearer and more with a purpose.
These are only a few ones among others, yet the fact that charities are one of the factors that make your community a better place to live is inevitable. Especially when your communities nearby are affected by disasters and unlikely events, this act of reaching out will mean a lot to them, even if it just came from the simplest gesture.
However, since local charities typically experience budget-cuts and donations and fund-raising activities aren’t sometimes enough to sustain community events, finding sponsorships can be quite hard, especially when you don’t know where to start. For your charity to easily attract and convince sponsors, you should:
- Be socially and digitally active. While sponsoring a charity is primarily an act of giving help to people, corporate sponsors, on the other hand, see this as a business marketing proposal. Corporate organizations can easily ignore sponsorship requests if there is no guarantee that they will be advertised well in the event. People heavily rely on social media nowadays for tangible proof, which is why big or small businesses always find ways of elevating their digital marketing game to grab potential customers’ attention. By mentioning your corporate sponsors in your social media posts, you passively help them gain exposure.
- Properly recognize them. Maintaining a good relationship with your sponsors is essential to have a long-lasting connection with them wherein you can generate more help in the future when needed. Corporate sponsors typically want their brand to be visible in such charity events, and you must happily oblige since it will also help them maintain their business. By supporting your charity, you are also supporting them in return. Remember to acknowledge them in public appearances, meetings, speeches, and especially on your social media platforms.
- Uphold a transparent transaction. Corporate sponsors appreciate the efforts you put when plastering their brand on your charity events and social media announcements. It definitely adds a lot of points when you give them a detailed report of their exposure. Tracking social media impressions and engagements that involve the mention of their brand and filing it will also help them formulate their marketing and sales strategy effectively. Not only that, but you may also give them recipient feedback as well from the events they sponsored.
Local and small businesses first
Attracting bigger corporate sponsors may seem the ideal path to take for your charity event, but approaching local and small businesses is one thing that should stay at the top of your list. Businesses and charities are codependent, so by cooperating with these local businesses, you help them gain a lot more exposure to catch up. It truly is a win-win situation for you to gain support from a small business, and it is also one way to pull every aspect of your community together in unity.