There are several reasons why many business - es step up to the occasion when the opportunity arises. Here is a brief list of the reasons why MONK Renovations provides support: • PRIDE IN COMMUNITY : Sometimes it simply boils down to helping local organiza - tions grow and individuals to develop their talents. Seeing others succeed and knowing that you played a small part in their success is personally satisfying. • MARKETING: Sometimes providing sup - port can be more strategic, for marketing purposes, or to bolster the reputation of the business in the community. Any type of ex - change can be seen as a mutually beneficial partnership. For example, if an existing cli - ent approaches you for support, stepping up to the occasion demonstrates that you are a business that truly cares. • GENEROSITY: I learned from a previous employer and very generous company, that often giving should be anonymous. Nobody needs to know except for you! This is the type of contribution that can be the most ful - filling for business owners. This means you are expecting nothing in return, it is pure, and given with a generous heart. I have always seen charity and community sup - port as being part of the social contract that we, as businesses and as individuals, have with each other. We should support those in need. It has been quoted, “to whom much is given, much is expected.” I was born and raised with this mindset and believe it to be true. I also be - lieve that even the smallest contribution, if given with a kind and generous heart, is as valuable as any other. We give what we can and support our fellow human beings in their time of need or to help boost them to the next level. I have been extremely fortunate growing up with a generous and supportive community, that raised me up both financially and emotionally. Through their actions, they showed me what is right and what is expected. I am eternally grateful for the support I re - ceived from my community, friends, family, church,
CONTRACTOR’S COMMUNITY, GIVING & INVOLVEMENT by Dan Monk
B usinesses,especially small ones, can usually be found at the core of the community They are often the first places approached by organizations looking for sponsorship and involvement of any kind. Support takes many shapes and siz - es; it could be for volunteers for community projects, financial contribu - tions to minor sports teams, promoting the arts in schools and the communi- ty, donations to auctions and fundraisers for those in need, and much more.
SPOTLIGHT ON BUSINESS MAGAZINE • VOL 23 ISSUE 3
VOL 23 ISSUE 3 • SPOTLIGHT ON BUSINESS MAGAZINE
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