As a charity, you’ll know how important it is to come up with new ways to have a wide reach and deliver results that make your stakeholders think “Let’s do it again next year!”. It’s a no-brainer that you can go even further when you partner with like-minded people. A problem shared is a problem halved after all!
Employees and consumers are more conscious of the value and responsibilities that businesses have on society, in this post-pandemic world. Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) strategies have become a crucial way for businesses to positively impact the planet, their customers, and their employees…leaving the world in a better place than they found it.
Enter Inspired Adventures! We’re opening up our much-loved charity challenges to businesses that want a new, innovative CSR initiative to engage their employees and build a healthy workplace culture while making a difference. Our challenges in Australia and overseas combine adventure, travel, and purpose and are designed to turbocharge employee motivation, foster teamwork, and create positive company culture. We’ve worked on hundreds of charity adventure campaigns that motivate supporters, raise awareness about vital causes and deliver strong fundraising results that can help meet your goals so you can focus on the things that matter most.
How to get started
Step 1: Identify potential, like-minded businesses
You might already have a relationship with a business that is passionate about your mission and values. Or, you could use this as an opportunity to find some more to further your reach. Ask friends, or your team, or do your own research into which companies invest resources in the same areas that you do. These businesses might have an interest in social causes or have a history of engaging in CSR activities. When there’s alignment with a cause, charities, and businesses can work together with a common goal that’s larger than what you can achieve alone.
Step 2: Consider what’s in it for them
If an adventure beyond the desks and computers, and into the fresh air of the wilderness isn’t tempting enough as is, there are also a lot of measurable benefits for companies and their employees. Embarking on an Inspired Adventures Corporate Challenge event can:
- Engage employees to help in attracting new hires and retaining team members
- Improve workplace mental health by being in nature and fostering connection and problem-solving within teams, ultimately reducing burnout
- Give back to the community
- Enhance brand reputation and value with unique PR opportunities
- Boost tax benefits for businesses
You might need to prepare a presentation that outlines the shared values you have, as well as these benefits.
Step 3: Time to build your adventure
Brought to you by us, Inspired Adventures, corporate adventures can be tailored to the charity and business to meet your objectives. We have a range of challenges to choose from as a base, but ultimately this is your trip - and we’ll work with you to make it unique. We develop all design elements with your branding requirements, give guidance on promoting the trip, coach on fundraising to maximise the team’s potential, and provide full management on the ground. We can also help both of you to agree on deliverables, and track analytics so that you can show value to your stakeholders.
Step 4: Embark on the challenge
The planning is done, the intentions are set, and the trip-goers are mentally and physically prepared! The team will be well on their way to meeting fundraising targets too. It’s a good idea to send a representative from your charity on the challenge because it’s a great way to further educate the business about your mission. Having uninterrupted time to walk side by side building rapport with your corporate partners on a stunning adventure is priceless!
Step 5: Nurture the relationship
After your beautiful time away in nature, be prepared for your partnership to feel stronger than ever. Not only will everyone come away with an incredible experience, they’ll also feel a greater connection to your cause. Now’s the perfect time to lock in a yearly adventure with your corporate partner – whether that’s the same destination or a new one, we have tons of options for you! We guarantee this will be an incredibly exciting incentive that employees won’t want to miss!
If this sounds like it could be the next part of furthering your reach or raising funds for a project or campaign, get in touch with our team to learn more.
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