Colorado’s Two Percent Club: Business in the Community
Recently I attended a breakfast sponsored by the Two Percent Club at the Denver Country Club. The Two Percent Club is an organization actively promoting business involvement in the community. Its website states: “The member companies of the 2% Club consist of a wide range of industry representation and include every size of business, from sole proprietors to the largest employers. They have supported hundreds of Denver nonprofits with donations, employee volunteers, in-kind support, and pro-bono services. These leaders encourage and demonstrate business involvement in the community through their support of philanthropic efforts within their own companies, through their own personal commitment and through their leadership and encouragement of others. We encourage you to get involved—it's just good business.”
While we ate our breakfast, each of the six round tables discussed 11 questions concerning community involvement. They were great questions and I encourage you to take a minute and think about the answers to them from your own perspective.
The keynote speaker for the event was Peter Coors, vice-chairman of the board of the Molson Coors Brewing Company. He talked about the unique philosophy we have in the United States concerning citizen (and business) involvement in philanthropy as compared to many other countries where the government is expected to provide all needed services in communities. He talked about business philanthropy being not an obligation for companies as no one is making us do it—rather he feels it is the right thing to do and makes good business sense. People want to do business with people they think care.
Peter highlighted eight things for companies to remember when engaged in community involvement.
It was great to have been invited to participate in this event and meet leading local business people who are so committed to supporting their local communities. The Two Percent Club has a new websiteand is actively looking to engage even more businesses as part of its membership.
Susan A. Hyatt is the owner of Business Giving Strategies. Contact her at Susan@BusinessGivingStrategies.com or call 303-512-0808.
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