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The Rise of Giving Back and How Your Board Can Benefit

By BoardPaq, May 15, 2019

We all see it around every corner - giving back is EVERYWHERE these days. When someone has a birthday, they’re raising money on Facebook for a charity they care about. When we check out at the local grocery store, we have the option to round up to support a good cause. When we buy a pair of shoes, a pair is given to a child in need. Even when we test drive a Mazda, a donation is made to a local charity. To say we’re living in a generous time would be an understatement.

But philanthropy isn’t anything new. Far from it actually. Businesses and individuals have been giving back and helping others for thousands of years. The word philanthropy can be dated back to the 1600s and was derived from the ancient Greek word “philanthropia,” which means love to mankind.

So, if giving has been around for this long, why has there been a sudden boost in today’s society? Your guess is as good as ours, but we can all be absolutely certain that this rise in philanthropy has resulted in customers, stakeholders, and yes, even board members, looking to give back more than ever before.

If you’re sitting there asking yourself, “Should our board be doing something to give back too?” you're not alone. Just like companies and individuals, boards all across the world are taking on giving efforts of their own. From volunteering to mission trips, boards are creating initiatives of all kinds to increase member passion and engagement.

But you’re busy, and so is your board. So where do you find the time to create some sort of large scale giving program to satisfy your members’ desires to give back? The answer is, you don’t have to, because BoardPaq has already done the work for you.

By going paperless with our Board Portal, you and your board will not only be enhancing your board’s organization and communication, you’ll also be making a difference in the world by reducing your environmental footprint.

But your impact with BoardPaq doesn’t stop with saving paper. As a business, we firmly believe we have a responsibility to help make our world a better place. Since we first opened our doors, we’ve made it a priority to give back to our customers through our service, to our employees through our culture, and to our community through supporting local causes.

And in 2017, we took our giving to the next level.

Through our partnership with One Tree Planted, we’ve pledged to plant 3,000 trees, around the world, every year. This means, when you’re a part of the BoardPaq community, you’re making an impact with us - side by side.

By introducing a positive initiative, such as going paperless, to your board members, combined with the impact of planting trees around the world, your members will have something new and exciting to become passionate about. The best part is, to get things started, all you have to do is sign up for your FREE BoardPaq demo here.

Let’s change the world together!

-Your friends at BoardPaq

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