7. November 2013 09:00
World Kindness Day is celebrated November 13 every year, and the next one is right around the corner. We've been feeling a lot of love here at Baudville lately, so the idea of extending it a little bit longer has been on everyone's minds.
In that spirit, we decided to create our own act of kindness by designing a free download for you for World Kindness Day. The idea is to help your organization promote kindness—and, in turn, offer your team members a feel-good moment of good ol' goodwill.
Sound like work? No, way; being kind is way easier than you think! I know this because it took me only a short time to come up with 12 simple, low-cost & no-cost missions that you and your team can carry out—just like that! They're so easy to do, we recommend you do them over and over. Or even take more than one. Or take one for every day of the week!
The great thing about this undertaking is that you can make it as ambitious (or not) as you want. For example:
Download, print copies, post in public areas, and publicize to everyone in the company. Then sit back and watch the kindness unfold.
Add to Option 1 the opportunity to earn casual days for every task fulfilled. Once the mission is accomplished, participants just turn in their slips to their manager or HR to redeem them.
Add to Option 2 a matched donation. Choose a charity or organization you want your proceeds to go to, then, for every mission redeemed, assign a dollar value that your company will contribute to that chosen beneficiary.
You could be the Grand Poobah of Kindness and try all 75 ideas in our free Random Acts of Kindness eBook.
How ever you decide to use this new, free download, make sure to promote it! The more your team members know about it—and all the good that can come from it—the more participation you'll have.
Now, wasn't that easy? And, wow, doesn't it feel good?!
By the way, we'll be using this download internally here at the 'ville. Stay tuned to find out which option we chose. And, by all means, share with us if you used this free download and what you did with it at your organization. We'd LOVE to hear it!
Allison is a self-proclaimed Copywriting Diva and has the certificate to prove it! She's been writing for Baudville for almost five years and has worked in a variety of business settings for 20 years. Before becoming a professional writer 12 years ago, Allison worked as a department manager where she used Baudville products to motivate her team. She's what we call a true believer!