At HeartPress PR, our goal is to showcase and support non-profit organizations that contribute to the development and wellbeing of their communities. This week we spoke with Sarah Dobbs, the Founder, Executive and Artistic Director of ARTery Arts and Health Society, to hear how her Vancouver-based non-profit is making a difference.
Most commonly, canned food is associated with food banks. However, this annual event and fundraiser takes canned food to a whole other level. This month, Canstruction Victoria presented the theme “Around the World,” and gave a chance to travel the world and see incredible structures made entirely out of cans. Intrigued? Here’s a glimpse at the great show that Canstruction Victoria put on this May!
This week, arts and culture in B.C. will be high on our social agenda. It’s the 14th annual B.C. Arts and Culture Week and it’s all about celebrating the social, economic and cultural importance of the arts.
Employee volunteer programs can increase employee engagement and put your organization on the map as a business that cares. To celebrate National Volunteer Week 2018, we’re looking at what drives volunteers, and how you can develop a volunteerism program for your employees.
If you’re a non-profit in BC, we know you could use more time and more resources. We get it, and we’re here to help! At HeartPress PR, we act as matchmakers for businesses and the non-profit sector.
Call us the #BrokersOfGood. Our MatchMaking Platform (currently in beta form) is a space to showcase your organization to potential businesses who are ready to give back to a cause that aligns with their values and marketing goals.
March 8th, International Women’s Day, is a wonderful time to celebrate the passionate efforts made by BC organizations to support women in their communities and across the globe. But these non-profits don’t limit supporting the female species to one day a year. From providing career training to offering a safe haven from abuse, organizations across the province are striving to make sure BC women have access to the aid and support they need every day of their lives.
Last year on our blog, we featured female social entrepreneurs on International Women’s Day. It was so well received that we thought we would put another list together. It wasn’t a difficult task to find women doing amazing things in this world. 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.
When it comes to giving back to your community through your business, social enterprises are different from corporate giving strategies, though both place a focus on the greater good.
But, what is a social enterprise?
Brand activism involves using your business – your brand – to advocate for a cause close to your heart, and the hearts of your loyal customers. Companies showcase their support for their causes in many different ways including public announcements, lobbying, or marketing campaigns surrounding the issue, as well as more standardized corporate giving strategies like volunteering, monetary donations, and fundraisers.