The holidays is the time year when giving is at the top of mind. We know that our world has many people without homes, without families, or may have other struggles. Whatever those struggles might be and no matter how big or small, seeing glimmers of hope in eyes that were once veiled with burden, brings us fulfillment and purpose. Imagine a meeting or an event in which every attendee can walk away feeling a sense of accomplishment because of their involvement in charitable activity. Alan Ranzer has been able to help package this unique gift to meetings by way of his involvement in the organization, Impact 4 Good.
About Impact for Good
Impact 4 Good offers opportunities for any size group to enjoy teambuilding activities with the unique twist of being socially responsible. Many organizations are now being held accountable for their contribution to corporate social responsibility (CSR), and Impact 4 Good helps organizations accomplish the task. Impact 4 Good helps organizations give back to communities through a variety of team-building programs.
My personal favorite program, called Virtual Mural of Hope, is a program in which the goal of this event is to create a colorful mosaic mural of praise and hope to donate to a local first-responding organization, along with a cash donation. Teams work together through many scenarios to find their artists, make their shapes, and much more. I’ve seen this event done in person at an MPI Regional Conference in the past, and it was very creative and impactful.
How Can You Impact Your Events
Take a moment to look deeper into some of those meetings & events on your desk that might be able to benefit this season by giving to a higher purpose. Just a small touch at a meeting can make such a great impact. As event professionals, it is our responsibility to make sure that we are being as resourceful to expose all creative options to those organizations we work with in order to help them become socially responsible.
How are you contributing to communities in the organizations you work with? I hope this question helps to guide you on your journey of being more purposeful about your event.