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OCTOBER 2017 POLL: How do you integrate charitable giving into your operation?

Sue_CSue_C NADaily Operations Certified, Advanced Operations Certified, Administrator Certified ✭✭✭✭✭
edited November 2017 in Miscellaneous Discussions
If more than one answer applies, choose the one you feel has been most successful.
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OCTOBER 2017 POLL: How do you integrate charitable giving into your operation? 34 votes

We don't integrate charitable giving into our business
47% 16 votes
We leave a jar out at the front desk for a specific charity
11% 4 votes
We host events at our facility that benefit various organizations
26% 9 votes
We send out emails or other communications requesting money for charities
5% 2 votes
We've built a "donate" option into our website that directs the customer to a specific site
0% 0 votes
We incorporate a charitable donation option into the move-in process of our management software
8% 3 votes

Comments

  • TMoritzTMoritz VARegistered User, Daily Operations Certified, Advanced Operations Certified, Administrator Certified
    We have a food bank box in our front office...not really a "jar" but the same principle.  Once each quarter we do a rent credit raffle from anyone that gave X amount of jars.
  • RonRon CARegistered User ✭✭✭
    We have a baby bottle donation bottle in the office for a pregnancy help center. We also have a number of units that we donate to a few charities like Toy's for Tot's, a local food bank (for pallet storage, no food), local kid's baseball league. We also have a Salvation Army donation bin on the property.
  • storallgsastorallgsa NVRegistered User, Daily Operations Certified, Advanced Operations Certified, myHub Certified ✭✭✭
    We work with Charity Storage to raise funds for local organizations.
  • Matt_RogersMatt_Rogers ORRegistered User, Daily Operations Certified, Advanced Operations Certified ✭✭
    Thanks for the ideas, we will work on this in the near future.
  • paulmiller5paulmiller5 GARegistered User
    Other than our support for St Jude's Children's Research Hospital. We have donated to storage space to local churches and charities. 
  • teamcapitolateamcapitola CARegistered User, Daily Operations Certified, Advanced Operations Certified, Administrator Certified, myHub Certified ✭✭✭✭✭
    We allow 2% of our total rentable sq. footage to be donated to charity; toys-for-tots, local youth groups, Capitola Jr. Guards etc. The store manager is responsible for the budget each year, and can offer either discounted rent or zero dollar rentals provided the total stays within the allotted 3%. We also limit charity discounts to organizations within 10 miles of the facility to support our local community.
  • i43storagei43storage WIRegistered User, Daily Operations Certified, Advanced Operations Certified, Administrator Certified, myHub Certified ✭✭✭✭✭
    We donate free storage for charities who have silent auctions.
    Jean Marie
    I-43 Storage
  • Sue_CSue_C NADaily Operations Certified, Advanced Operations Certified, Administrator Certified ✭✭✭✭✭
    Check out the Craft Festival Benefit for Habitat for Humanity sponsored by Amy's Attic Self-Storage and the Central Texas Special Forces Association.
  • Sue_CSue_C NADaily Operations Certified, Advanced Operations Certified, Administrator Certified ✭✭✭✭✭
    This poll is closing today. Thanks to everyone who participated!

    All polls with their discussions can be easily found on this forum by clicking the Search feature at the top and entering "Poll."

    Poll results can also be found in Webinar Q&A posts where live polls were taken during each event. 
    The results are always interesting to see and sometimes an eye-opener, so check them out to gain insight into some of our industry's trends.

    Check back later today for the November Poll, and don't forget to vote! 
  • Sue_CSue_C NADaily Operations Certified, Advanced Operations Certified, Administrator Certified ✭✭✭✭✭
    Offering integrated donations during the rental process can go a long way in customer loyalty and converting more rentals. Want to hear more about this? Then don't miss our upcoming Industry Webinar with Kure It Cancer Research and learn how a culture of giving is good for business!

    Coming up November 15th at 2:00 PM EST

    Register Here
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