“Volunteering is fundamental to a healthy and democratic society in Canada.” Encouraging your employees to get involved in the community through volunteerism is a great way to further your giving back aspirations. Research into employer-supported volunteering shows these initiatives can positively impact significant aspects of one’s life: your business itself, your staff, and your community. Employees who volunteer are some of the most engaged employees and gain such benefits as improved communication skills, lower staff turnover and decreased absenteeism.
Starting this Sunday, for the next week something special is happening in our community: #NationalVolunterWeek. This is the 14th consecutive year that Volunteer Canada has delivered the campaign and the second year that Volunteer Victoria has brought the campaign to our community.
When you begin the hunt for the “perfect” non-profit partnership, the options may seem overwhelming. In every metropolis, there are countless eligible non-profits, and chances are most of them offer some compelling reasons for you to get involved. The first step in your decision-making process should always be to take a closer look at your company goals.
When we think of making charitable donations, be it personally or through business, money is often the first thing that comes to mind. And while a monetary donation to a cause is a wonderful way to give back, at HeartPress PR, we believe that it isn’t the only way. Today we’re sharing our top 6 charitable donations that won’t cost you a dime.
In the name of Helping Businesses Do Good, at HeartPress PR we are inspired through innovative ways to give back for both businesses and individuals. Everyone has different goals and resources in mind when it comes to giving back, but in the end doing good means all the difference. Without further ado, here is a look at our latest Friday Feature, Charity Charge – a credit card with a social enterprise mission.
In addition to helping you do more for your community by giving back, at HeartPress, we’re here to motivate you through the stories of local businesspeople who are already doing incredible good. We’re so pleased to start off this Giving Back feature series with a truly inspiring individual: Al Hasham.
“A mentor is someone who allows you to see the hope inside yourself” – Oprah Winfrey
In preparation for National Volunteer Week, we sat down and became inspired by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Victoria (BBBS) and the relationships they create. This year, BBBS is celebrating their 40th anniversary in the Greater Victoria community. With 40 years under their belt, BBBS Victoria supports more than 600 vulnerable children and families every year.
From March 3rd to 11th, Victoria Beer Week 2017 was made up of 9 days with 16 different events. The wide spectrum of gatherings, organized by the Victoria Beer Week Society, around Greater Victoria showcased a combination of BC craft brews and local artisans.
From Victoria Beer Week favourites to newly unveiled events, the week offered something for every craft brew connoisseur, beer geek, and newbie.
We thought we would give a nod to a few female social entrepreneurs, especially on International Women’s Day. These women are creating and building businesses that contribute enormously to not only a global economy but are solving real world social problems in innovative ways. We are both inspired and humbled by these women who are using business to help change the world.
International Women’s Day 2017: #BeBoldForChange
All our Valentine cards for the HeartGrams campaign were created by BooToYou, a local business that specializes in designing light-hearted greeting cards for every occasion, from weddings to divorce to babies to vasectomies.
BooToYou cards are created with more wit than wisdom; sometimes brash, but always crafted with class. There’s something there for everyone. We sat down with Sarah to get the inside scoop on the secrets behind her inspiration, never-ending-creativity, and take on humour.