As the holidays draw near, people are focusing on giving back, especially to those organizations that are important to them.
By selecting an organization, it not only makes you feel warm and fuzzy but it can also help support your marketing strategy and can even grow your bottom line!
You probably have some of your operating budget allocated to things like donations and charitable giving already. If you’re simply giving to anyone who asks until that budget runs out, you’re doing it wrong. It’s your money/goods/services that you’re giving – make it worth your while!
Your Non-Profit Trifecta
- Support an organization that aligns with your values.
- Know how much of your donation goes to support the cause vs. operating expenses.
- Ensure their supporters are potential customers of your business.
By continually supporting one non-profit, you’re able to build a relationship and establish the fact that this is something you truly believe in. This can go a long way with your customers! Your name may begin to become associated with the non-profit, and with a deeper investment, you can feel assured that your charitable giving is really making a difference.
Don’t know who or what to support these days? Check out the ones that mean a lot to us!
Lindsay is the Publicity Coordinator on the Auxiliary Board. Lindsay and Molly’s daughter’s perform in the shows!
Children’s Theatre of Elgin / Fox Valley Theatre Company is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization based in Elgin, Illinois. Its two troupes form one of the oldest, largest, and most exciting children’s theater companies in the state.
They develop fun and exciting programs that offer a maximum number of children, youth, and young adults an affordable opportunity to experience the performing arts, either as participants or audience members.
To help support Children’s Theatre of Elgin/ Fox Valley Theatre Company, visit: www.cteelgin.com.
The Founder of True Patriots Care is not only a client but a dear friend that we all have grown to love.
True Patriots Care is dedicated to recognizing and supporting those who have served their communities as first responders and as members of the armed services. The foundation seeks to enrich the lives of these individuals and their families through honor and support.
To help support True Patriots Care, visit www.truepatriotscare.com.
Sin is currently a member on the Board.
Northern Kane County Chamber of Commerce Women in Business is dedicated to the continuing education, development, mentoring and improvement of chamber members as well as a proud chapter of the Dollars For Scholars program providing scholarships for high school seniors and college students affiliated with the NKC Chamber or residing in the NKCCC market area.
The Dollars for Scholars chapter is a nonprofit foundation that supports academic success within the community. As part of Scholarship America’s national network of over 1,000 locally based, volunteer-driven Dollars for Scholars chapters, their mission is to mobilize the community on behalf of postsecondary education success for their students.
To help support the NKCC Women in Business, visit www.NKCCWIB.DollarsforScholars.org.
Stellar Edge loves any opportunity to give back to the community and D300 Food Pantry is one of the local organizations that we regularly support.
‘KEEPIN THE KIDS FED!’
D300 Food Pantry provides a consistent, healthy, and varied source of food in a family-friendly environment for households with students within school district 300.
To help support D300 Food Pantry, visit www.d300foodpantry.org.
We are all animal lovers at Stellar Edge. Our office dogs and various home pets have all been rescues.
Hoof Woof & Meow Animal Rescue is a registered non profit 501(c)(3) no-kill animal rescue organization that was established in September of 2012 with a mission to eliminate needless deaths and inhumane treatment of all animals by coordinating and providing qualified foster homes, transportation, care, and medical attention for homeless and mistreated animals rescued from kill shelters and communities.
To help support HWMAR, visit www.hoofwoofmeow.org.
Lindsay’s son, Mason, has Type 1 Diabetes.
Founded in 2015 by Juliet de Baubigny, Nick Jonas, Sarah Lucas + Sam Talbot, Beyond Type 1 is leveraging the power of social media and technology, changing what it means to live with a chronic disease. By educating the global community about this autoimmune disease, as well as providing resources and supporting those living with Type 1 diabetes, Beyond Type 1 is bridging the gap from diagnosis to cure, empowering people to live well today and funding a better tomorrow.
To help support Beyond Type 1, visit www.beyondtype1.org.
Lindsay’s mom, Mimi, has Parkinson’s.
The Michael J. Fox Foundation is dedicated to finding a cure for Parkinson’s disease through an aggressively funded research agenda and to ensuring the development of improved therapies for those living with Parkinson’s today.
To help support The Michael J. Fox Foundation, visit www.michaeljfox.org.
Sin’s dad, Bubba, has been battling cancer for over 20 years.
At the American Cancer Society, we’re on a mission to free the world from cancer. Until we do, we’ll be funding and conducting research, sharing expert information, supporting patients, and spreading the word about prevention. All so you can live longer — and better.
The American Cancer Society is a nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem. Our Global Headquarters are located in Atlanta, Georgia, and we have regional and local offices throughout the country to ensure we have a presence in every community.
To help support The American Cancer Society, visit https://www.cancer.org.
Sin, Lindsay and Kristin’s husband, Dan, have been diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease.
We are a non-profit, volunteer-fueled organization dedicated to finding cures for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, and improving the quality of life of children and adults affected by these diseases.
To help support Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation, visit https://www.crohnscolitisfoundation.org.
Sylvia walks every year to support a friend’s mom.
The mission of the NOCC is to save lives through the prevention and cure of ovarian cancer and to improve quality of life for survivors and their caregivers.
Nearly 22,000 women in the United States are diagnosed with ovarian cancer each year, and approximately 14,000 women die from the disease. Unfortunately, most cases are diagnosed in later stages when the prognosis is poor. However, if diagnosed and treated early when the cancer is confined to the ovary, the five-year survival rate is over 90 percent. This is why it’s imperative that the early signs and symptoms are recognized not only by women, but by their families and the healthcare community.
To help support the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition, visit https://ovarian.org/.