How do we get more startups involved in philanthropy?
By giving them an opportunity to see their impact with their own two-eyes.
Let me explain.
Making an impression
First, answer this question. How do we learn to do things, like riding a bike?
Do we watch videos of other people? No. We learn by doing. We roll up our sleeves and get our hands dirty.
What happens when you ride your bike over and over again? You learn to ride it without falling. And you immediately look for the nearest ramp.
That experience leaves a lasting impression. And now every time you get on a bike, you instantly know how to ride it.
What does this have to do with increasing startup philanthropy?
To get more startups involved in philanthropic initiatives (and on a regular basis), they need access to programs that:
- Make it easy to give back
- Create consistent volunteering opportunities
- Give them a chance to see their impact
With these ingredients in place, it creates a deeper hunger to give back and on a more frequent basis. We need this now more than ever.
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