As a business owner I feel strongly in giving back to the community and one way I do this is through the organization 1% for the Planet. This organization brings businesses and environmental non-profits around the world together. The premise is quite simple, 1% of the top line revenue each year is donated to the qualified non-profits. This may be one non-profit or multiple non-profits.
Last month I contributed 1% of my 2010 top line revenue to a non-profit organizations. While there are many deserving non-profits out there, I decided to make a contribution to Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado for the second straight year. The VOC provides “hands-on volunteer opportunities for Coloradoans to help protect, enhance, restore, and preserve our state’s natural resources”. Using the natural resources in the state for hiking, camping as well as capturing photographs I feel that this is the right place to donate as a business.
On Thursday April 7th, the VOC will be hosting an open house to allow volunteers to learn about the upcoming projects this summer. I plan to be at the open house to see what opportunities are available this summer and hope to see you as well.