- Ask staff to put forward suggestion as to who/what to support
- Ask staff to be part of the decision making process, by asking staff to ‘nominate’ a couple of co-workers to join a ‘panel’ to look at options
- When the decision is made, let the staff who took part of the final decision process announce it
- If possible have staff present the donation to the recipient
All of this will help staff morale, and make them feel as though they are truly part of the ‘team’.
Sure, some staff will still feel that they have missed out, but by showing and involving staff in making these decisions it will be easier for the company to deal with any negative feelings within the company.
Next though, the company will have to look at how they can reward staff – feelings of being under paid will still be there and the company will have to look at this at some time.
So, next time you’re approached to make a donation to charity – use the above process and your staff will think more highly of you for having them participate.