Businesses

Get Involved 

1. Become a Giving Hearts Day ambassador.

We’ll provide materials for your team to discover purpose, share gratitude, and turn your business red for Giving Hearts Day. Encourage employees to participate by holding a contest, by providing info about what charities they can support, or by simply giving them time to give.

2. Encourage giving by giving.

Consider offering matching gifts for employee donations to make gifts go further, or consider purchasing gift cards for your employees to make a donation to the charity of their choice.

3. Sponsor a school or classroom.

Create the next generation of givers by purchasing Giving Hearts Day gift cards for a school or classroom of your choice, or for your families to use with their children.

4. Sponsor a Giving Hearts Day award.

Sponsor a donor boost on Giving Hearts Day, where a randomly selected charity will be chosen to receive a boost prize. Giving Hearts Day boosts are promoted on social media.

Giving Activities

  • Day of giving –Designate some time (or maybe even a whole day) for your whole team to get out and volunteer
  • Challenge – Start a friendly rivalry with a fellow local business, and see who can raise the most on Giving Hearts Day
  • Snowbank signs – Looking for a simple team-building activity? Brave the cold, and plaster the town in Giving Hearts Day snowbank signs
  • Team challenge – Get a friendly competition going within your office, and see which department can raise the most for good. Consider incentivizing the contest with a trophy or another reward.

 

Get Inspired

We want to be a Giving Hearts Business!

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Kevin Wolf – Laney’s

With its Warm Homes, Warm Hearts campaign, Fargo-based HVAC company Laney’s donates $100 for each furnace and air conditioner sold and $2 for every service call completed during the months of January and February, with the proceeds going to four participating Giving Hearts Day charities.

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Katie Beckman – VISIONBank

For seven years, VISIONBank has been hosting a yearly video contest. Participating charities can make a video about their organization, and during the two weeks leading up to Giving Hearts Day, people can vote for their favorite charity’s video. The bank then makes a donation to the top three vote-getters.

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Jean Zimmerman – Offutt Family Foundation

The charitable arm of agriculture and construction equipment giant RDO Equipment Co., the Offutt Family Foundation provides a monetary match at whatever amount an employee wants to donate on Giving Hearts Day.