10 Ideas to Inspire Small Businesses to Participate in #GivingTuesdayCA

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If you can show generosity and share kindness, you have something to give!

GivingTuesday is about giving of all types. Even as we practice physical distancing, we can remain connected through kindness and generosity. There are many ways businesses can be a part of this global day of generosity by using their platforms, talents and resources for good.

Participating in GivingTuesday is a great opportunity to do more for the causes you support and engage employees and your community. In many areas of the country, a GivingTuesday leader might be organizing efforts to rally the community. If so, connect with them to join efforts and amplify voices.

Here are 10 ideas to inspire your involvement in GivingTuesday:

1. Raise money for an organization or cause you and your employees are passionate about.

2. Share kindness with your neighbours. Safely check on those who are alone, elderly or may need help with errands or a friendly call.

3. Show gratitude and shine a light on your employees and customers thanking them for their support on your social channels.

4. Use your social channels to share a story about who is inspiring you to help and why your community is so important to you. Add a #GivingTuesday Facebook frame to your profile or an Instagram sticker to your story.

5. If you are a restaurant or store, make a few extra dishes or package excess inventory and give to a few elderly neighbours or essential workers.

6. Nominate a charity for the CanadaHelps GivingTuesday pledge - they can win a donation of $5,000 for you! Find out more.

7. If you have a storefront, coordinate a drive of specific goods and coordinate pickup with a non-profit that can get them to the right people or give to members of your community in need.

8. Become a #HolidayPartyHero. COVID-19 may have cancelled your employee holiday party, but that doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate. Donate the unused cost of your party to charity so you and your staff can all be holiday heroes. Plus, you can celebrate the positive impact your team will make! Learn more.

9. Share your giving story by posting an #Unselfie - a post on social media that shares a message about why you give back. Download the template here.

10. Help inspire others by sharing good news stories on your social media channels. Showcase all the good happening in your community. Check out #GivingTuesdayCA’s Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter channels for inspiration.

Download the #GivingTuesdayCA Toolkit for Businesses and join us in this movement as we unleash generosity across Canada and around the world.

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