- Nov 30, 2021 2:33 pm GMT
One of the most uplifting trends in recent years has been the spotlight being shone on today as a day to think about giving, donating, and volunteering. Whether you call it Giving Tuesday or the National Day of Giving, the idea is to push back on the consumption focus of the holiday season and focus on what really matters: charities doing great work, building up our communities, and opening up to donate and help where we can.
Utilities are typically seen as stable pillars of the communities in which they operate, providing necessary services and employing many members of the region. Because of this inherently regional nature and large footprint and influence, utilities can thus have immense impact in how and where they give back to the communities. This tendency is one of the aspects of the power sector that deserves the most recognition and praise, and so on Giving Tuesday 2021 I wanted to highlight some of the articles submitted to the community in the past year or so that highlights some great work being done by our community members and the high profile utilities:
Raising Funds for Good Causes
The energy sector is no stranger to directly holding fundraisers and providing needed resources to charities and other good causes:
Enhancing Efficiency and Cutting Costs for Non-Profits in a Utility's Service Area
Charities are, of course, also customers of utilities, so individual power providers can directly help their bottom line by finding ways to reduce their utility bills:
Finding Unique Ways to Engage with the Community
Giving doesn't always have to be direct charity donations, but can be the broader way in which utilities fit into and enhance the well being of their communities:
How to Community Your Utility's Charity Work
While it's not the main reason you're doing the charity work to begin with, such community engagement also creates positive buzz and PR for a utility so the media team should consider how to share about these successes:
But now I want to hear from you, Energy Central Community. What are you and your utility organizations doing on this Giving Tuesday (or any of the other days of the year) to give back to your communities? Share your stories and links in the comments below!
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