Business Gives is a program to help businesses develop a strategy for business giving and to publicly recognize business commitment to giving and community involvement.
Faribault Area Business Gives recognizes those businesses that give both cash and in-kind contributions to charitable organizations amounting to two percent or more of domestic pre-tax income.
Faribault Area Business Gives is designed to help businesses share, recognize and appreciate business giving. By sharing stories and best practices, businesses demonstrate the impact they have in their communities and motivate and influence other businesses to start or continue their commitment. By coming forward for recognition, businesses help make the link between business giving and overall community health and accomplishments. And by participating in a recognition program, businesses give their communities an opportunity to show their appreciation for business giving.
Most businesses are modest at best in talking about their community giving. Faribault Area Business Gives is an excellent way for a business to share its story and be recognized along with its business peers. Because recognition is based on the percent of income given in cash and in-kind donations, a small business that gives $1,000 each year can receive the same recognition as one that contributes $10,000.
Strategies for Smart Giving
Participate in seminars or webinars on becoming more strategic about what you give and to whom
Learn when to say “yes” and how to say “no”.
Request a workbook on:
- How to set up a contribution budget including cash, services and time.
- Procedures you can develop to help handle solicitations.
- How to involve employees to reduce the strain on the business bottom line.
- How you can get recognition for your contributions
Businesses in the Faribault area that complete the calculation worksheet and submit the enrollment form are honored annually at the Business Awards Luncheon in May.
Business Gives Overview More information on how to get control of your giving.
Calculation Worksheet A simple exercise to help you review your past giving and plan for the future.
2013 Business Gives enrollment An enrollment form to help you get recognized for your contributions.