CSR and Giving Back
1. to present voluntarily and without expecting compensation; bestow.
2. to hand to someone.
Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is a trending theme across the industry. CSR activities not only benefit the community or a worthy cause, they can also inspire meeting and event attendees, and encourage teambuilding. In this Education Essentials, you'll learn how to incorporate CSR opportunities to ensure they contribute to your ROI, how FICP planned for its CSR activity at the 2018 Annual Conference, and how you can develop out-of-the-box teambuilding activities at your next meeting or event.
CSR in Action at the FICP Annual Conference
At the 2018 FICP Annual Conference, attendees had a chance to engage in a CSR activity organized by Wildly Different. We sat down with Katie Karmowski, a member of the FICP Annual Conference Event Team, and Lisa Jennings, Chief Experience Officer at Wildly Different, to learn more about the activity and the process for incorporating CSR activities at meetings and events. Read the full interview.
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Weaving Your CSR into Your ROI
More meetings professionals are implementing CSR elements into their meetings and events that are relevant to their goals and their local community’s needs. There are many ways to incorporate CSR opportunities and ensure they directly contribute to your meeting or event's ROI. One way is to partner with the right suppliers. Here are some ideas to help you incorporate social responsibility and sustainability into your next meeting or event.
If you're asking yourself, "How can my organization yield the greatest ROI with this activity?” use Alan Ranzer's method of measuring ROI with ROE. ROE stands for return on emotion. It is an acronym that measures the heartfelt emotions created when participating in a corporate social responsibility activity. ROI aims to provide the true measure of return on investment. Learn more about ROE and how to create a successful CSR activity.
Get Inspired: Resources for Building Your Own CSR Activity
Explore ideas for innovative teambuilding exercises by downloading this handout from TheNetwork. Discover a range of activities designed to build trust amongst team members and invigorate teams. Meetings professionals can also access the notes from the 2018 Annual Meetings Professional Exchange for CSR ideas that have been incorporated into past programs. Still haven't found what you're looking for? Search through past Exchange notes in TheNetwork for more ideas.
Do you have teambuilding or CSR activities worth sharing? Post it to TheNetwork.
#TBT - 2018 FICP Education Forum Scavenger Hunt
At the 2018 FICP Education Forum, attendees participated in a scavenger hunt with a give-back component. At the conclusion of the activity, the collected items were donated to Dress for Success.
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