Looking for an activity that can benefit you and your team whilst supporting a charity? Fundraising could be just the thing for you.
Whether you come up with your own fundraising ideas or look to our fundraising pack for inspiration, raising money for charity can be rewarding for everyone involved. It can be as easy or as challenging as you and your team decide - we’ve seen everything from sleep outs to sponsored silences.
Team building is especially important after the difficulties of the pandemic. Following enforced remote working and social isolation, your team might be feeling disconnected. Fundraising is the perfect way to bring everyone back together.
Here are just a few of the benefits you’ll see.
Strengthens your team
Fundraising unites your team as you work towards a common goal. People who wouldn’t usually talk to each other will have the opportunity to connect and build relationships. Different departments and staff can all come together and feel like they’re on equal footing.
Communication is key to running a successful business. Organising a fundraiser is a great way to incentivise discussions amongst your team. They’ll need to collaborate to make their fundraising efforts successful.
Gets creativity flowing
This is particularly true if you and your team are coming up with your own fundraising ideas. Bouncing ideas off each other and thinking outside the box will spark creativity and quick thinking. Sure, there might be challenges along the way, but this provides you with the chance to problem solve.
Once your team is in the creative mindset, you’ll probably see this creativity rub off onto other areas of work.
Keeps things exciting
A good work-life balance is essential for keeping employees happy and motivated. Activities outside work, such as fundraising, give everyone something to look forward to.
Some healthy competition can also keep things exciting. You may even find that it boosts productivity in the office.
Uncovers hidden skills
When you take your employees out of their usual work environment, you’ll see different qualities in people that they wouldn’t normally have a chance to demonstrate. For instance, you might find that somebody is excellent at coordinating your team’s sponsorship or locating venues to host charity events.
Maintains your focus
Having an end goal in mind, such as raising a certain amount for charity, can really help to keep everyone motivated. Team building can easily feel like a box-ticking exercise, but working towards something important and impactful is a great way to focus your team.
The effects of your team-building can provide long-lasting support for your local community. Once the event is over, everyone involved can be assured that they’ve had a positive impact on society.
At Simon On The Streets, ongoing donations and fundraising are what allow us to continue our essential outreach work. It’s only with your support that we can continue to break the cycle of homelessness.
Take a look at our fundraising page for more information and to get involved.