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How to Host #Do1Give Day at Work

#Do1Give Day is just around the corner and it’s time to start planning. Wouldn’t it be great to host a #Do1Give Day at your workplace and get your co-workers involved as well? Stuck on the “how” to make it all happen? Have no fear, we are here to help you out!

Generate Excitement about #Do1Give Day

#Do1Give Day is about giving to feel good; to make the world a happier place starting with you and the people around you. Once you start giving it’s hard to stop and if you start a giving program in your workplace, it will be easier to keep it going with the help and support of your colleagues. Generate an email, a poster, or whatever form of communication will work and include the fun and simplicity of giving and the date of April 28. Follow this up with regular updates of ideas on giving or solicit ideas from others – get the buy in and the excitement started.

Giving is Good for Everyone

Giving is proven to make you feel good – this is one of the best reasons to give. It also makes the receiver feel good. So good in fact that it often inspires them to give to someone else – paying if forward. And witnesses of the giving often feel inspired as well. This is known as the ripple effect. And if we make enough ripples, it can turn into a wave of happiness that can spread through your workplace and beyond.

#Do1Give Day Is As Easy as 1-2-3

The first step is to make the promise. You can put a sign up at your workplace or start an email or chat asking others to make the promise to give on April 28 with you. Second step is to collect ideas and plan your gives for #Do1Give Day. Generate ideas and get your co-workers to agree to something simple to get them started on their road to giving. Step 3 is count and share. Take photos or just keep track of people’s giving and share it with your workplace. Ask people to post on social media and tag your workplace, #Do1Give and #365give. Tag your friends, your co-workers, your family – remember giving is contagious and #Do1Give Day is the day to start the giving!

Here are some ideas for the workplace to get you started:

  1. Send emails of gratitude or thanks to colleagues or customers
  2. Stick post-it notes around your workplace with inspirational quotes or sayings to make people smile
  3. Put out a jar to collect donations for a favorite charity – customers or colleagues are always happy to give to those who need it
  4. Share snacks, goodies or coffee to add some fun to your workplace
  5. Organize an office clean up – more hands help the work go faster and everyone can benefit from a face lift in their workplace

There are many ideas that can be generated in your workplace to bring #Do1Give Day to life. Start the conversation and see where it goes. #Do1Give Day can become the catalyst to giving in your workplace or can be the one day your workplace comes together for a common goal to help others in the community. Whatever your purpose becomes, make sure you celebrate #Do1Give Day this year and start the wave of happiness that is sure to follow.

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What people are saying about 365give

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