Coronavirus, Tabs on Tabs, Latest Readings, & More!
March… are we there already?! We want to just start by thanking all the companies that have made a massive impact in these first 2 months of the year. We can’t wait to continue supporting you and helping you reach your social impact goals. We have a lot in store for this year, but first let’s dive into our March updates.
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1 // Coronavirus… what is happening & what can you do?
The Wuhan China coronavirus outbreak, now officially named COVID-19, continues its rapid spread with more than 80,000 reported infections and nearly 3,000 deaths; surpassing the totals from the SARS epidemic in 2003.
Numerous companies and non-profits have stepped up to lead the charge in responding to the virus. WeHero, as part of our Disaster Relief program, has partnered with Americares to enable as many companies as possible to deliver Infection Prevention and Control Triage Kits.
Here are a few ways that you can get involved:
In honor and respect of the incredible shape our military needs to be in to serve, we’re hosting 60-minute military-style fitness boot-camps on the Marina Green in San Francisco! Most importantly, 100% of the ticket price goes directly to supporting our non-profit partner, The Semper Fi Fund.
As a past service member himself, Clarence Hairston, is beyond excited for this event. After leaving the Air Force in 2015, he got certifications in personal training as well as group exercise. His promise is simple – show up and be willing to work and he’ll give you the motivation and tools to achieve success!
3 // Double the Ads, Double the Impact ?
As you may know, the WeHero Browser Extension raises money for the causes you care about via advertising. This week, we are releasing a new version that doubles the ad space, which, as a result, doubles the impact your web browsing makes!
What are you waiting for?
4 // New Research and Writing
Our job: to make sure you’re successful in reaching your giving and volunteer goals. To that effort, we have some things for your reading list this month!
- 5 tips for hosting a successful volunteer eventThrowing a volunteer event can be challenging — especially within the confines of employee schedules, company policies, finding the right non-profit partner and settling on an appropriate budget. This is why we’re equipping you with five tips needed to successfully host an impactful volunteer event, whether it’s for 10 or 500 people.
- Volunteer Time Off vs. Structured VolunteeringOffering employees VTO (Volunteer Time Off) is an ongoing theme and trend in midsize to large organizations. Their intent is to do good and be a company and recognized brand that gives back while being supportive of employees’ volunteer efforts. Are VTO programs delivering on their intended goal?
Here’s to March and the social impact we can make together ?
Our mission is to give 10,000,000 people the tools to give and volunteer easily and effectively to make the greatest social impact possible. We’re incredibly excited to work with brands and people who are creating positive change. We thank all of you that continue to work with WeHero to make these initiatives possible.
The WeHero Team