It's my favorite time of the year at Solutionreach!! This is the month where we participate in our annual "Month of Charity/Giving Games." Not only is it an amazing feeling to give back to a very worthy cause (the Leukemia & Lymphona Society), but it is a huge amount of fun. In the past, I've done lots of fun things ( flew drones, got massages, totally failed at obstacle courses, ate more goodies than I should admit, and tons more) and generally just felt great while giving back. As with everything in 2020, this year is a little different. Our month of charity has gone virtual...and we'd LOVE to have you join us!
Before I get into how you could join us, let's talk about giving back a little bit more. Why do I love this month so much? I just feels good. I love being a part of a group all working together to help others. I love seeing people step up to donate their time and money. I love seeing our leadership do just that—lead the way. And again—it feels darn good!
Studies back me up on this. Research has shown that there are a ton of reasons to be charitable—but my favorite is that it makes you happier. A Harvard Business School study found that “happier people give more and giving makes people happier, such that happiness and giving may operate in a positive feedback loop (with happier people giving more, getting happier, and giving even more).”
A never-ending loop of happiness? Sign me up!
The concept of giving back applies directly to those in the healthcare industry. We all know that the most successful practices are those which have found a way to create real relationships with their community—a level of trust and respect that make people want to keep coming back. One awesome way to do this is by giving back.
Did you know?
- 90% of Americans are more likely to trust and be loyal to companies that actively give back
- 84% tell friends and family when they see a company giving back to the community
- 79% of people prefer to work for a company that cares
You starting to get the vision?
Giving back not only helps others, but it also helps you gain more patients, a strong reputation, and the best employees. Talk about a win-win-win!
Giving back doesn’t have to be a huge deal. Even small gestures of giving are a great place to start. But whether you’re wanting to go big or small, here are some quick ideas for getting involved:
- School events—Some practices don’t even thinking of getting involved at schooling events because they don’t serve children. Guess what? These children have parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and other family members that ARE your patients. So get out there are donate time, resources, and money to the schools in your area.
- Sponsorships—Love baseball? Sponsor a Little League team. A music lover? Sponsor a local concert. Theater? Look for ways to sponsor local plays. Think about what your passions are and get involved.
- Chamber of Commerce—Not only does joining the local Chamber of Commerce give credibility to your practice, but it is also a great way to give back and network with other businesses.
- Fundraising—This is what we do each year at Solutionreach. We picked a great cause and got everyone involved. You can do the same with your practice. Pick a charity, send out messages and emails to patients, share on social media, and get your employees involved.
- Offer free resources to the underserved—Consider offering a day of free care to the needy in your office. Or go out to them—see how you can serve at retirement homes or at low-income schools.
We would also LOVE to have you join us our Giving Games!
We've thought of a couple ways you could do this.
First, if you take a demo of our product during the month of September, we will donate $50 towards LLS in your name. Simply click here to get started.
If you'd like to team up with us on this, we'd love that as well! Share things you are doing to get your practice involved. As you raise money, you can donate those funds directly through our Giving Games link. We'd LOVE for you to share with us and others on social media the things you've been doing. We are happy to shout out your practice on our social pages as well! If you'd like more direction on specific things we are doing, just leave a comment or email me and I'd be happy to send ideas!