Business Money Milestones by FAIRWINDS

8. Live generously.

You can transform the lives of others when you live generously.

Generous living – and giving – can make an extraordinary difference in the lives of your employees and your community when you donate your:


Provide volunteer opportunities for you and your employees to support and participate in together.

To find volunteer opportunities in your area, check out sites like Volunteer Match. You can find causes and organizations that not only need your help, but need your passion to inspire others to give.


Depending upon your business or your particular area of expertise, you can be generous by sharing your skills and knowledge with others.

In addition to your favorite charitable organizations, look to churches, youth sports leagues, retirement homes, and community centers in your area for opportunities to teach and inspire others.


Offer an employee-charity match program. Match your employees’ charitable contributions to the organization(s) that matter most to you and your employees.

This is an easy and meaningful way to thank your employees for sharing their generosity.

Be present and active in your community.

Whether you provide ongoing monetary sponsorship support to charities or regularly volunteer at local organizations, being present and active is key to the future of your business.

If you’re not currently involved, reach out to the Chamber of Commerce and Rotary groups in your area. This is an easy way to get – and stay connected – in your community.