Welcome to For Goodness’ Sake, B:CIVIC’s blog that will offer new perspectives on business giving in Colorado. We’ll regularly serve up philanthropy and community outreach ideas, new ways your business can get involved and noticed for its good deeds, insights on Colorado’s business giving scene and updates on our organization.

As the spin-off of the 2% Club, B:CIVIC was established to boost business philanthropy and community involvement across the state.

Simply put: we know that businesses doing good make communities great.

We might be new, but many of our Founding Board Members have given back to their communities for decades. The 14 businesses and organizations at the helm of B:CIVIC are leaders in business giving in Colorado, and they’re on a mission to help companies of all sizes and industries do the same. We’ve almost reached 100 Founding Members and are ready to get the good going.

So, What’s Next?

Starting in 2015, we will offer year-round, exclusive professional development opportunities, educational resources, networking events, service days and much more. Whether you prefer attending an engaging panel that discusses the best business philanthropy practices or picking the brain of a fellow business leader about their latest community outreach tactics at a hopping cocktail hour, we have you covered. Stay tuned for a formal calendar of member events, as well as opportunities for Colorado’s nonprofit community and the general public to get involved.

We also invite our members to get involved with B:CIVIC by joining one of the following committees:

  • Membership: Get involved with recruiting the best and brightest businesses that are committed to their local communities.
  • Outreach and Marketing: Help tell B:CIVIC’s story, establish beneficial community partnerships, elevate members in the public eye, drive chatter on social media and much more.
  • Program: Guide the design and implementation of program activities, evaluate program effectiveness and ensure that the programing addresses the needs of the organization.

Members: sign up for a committee here!

B:CIVIC kicked off on November 18th with a party at Will Call in RiNo. More than 100 representatives of local business showed up to support B:CIVIC’s mission to promote business philanthropy and community involvement in the community. Check out the album here!

 

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