Thank companies for their commitment to society, especially now
On 20 November, during the Entrepreneur's Day, we will shine a light on the social face of companies with all voluntary organizations. On this day, we are going to thank the companies en masse for their efforts and support for social organisations. We show the Netherlands what it means that companies share manpower, money, knowledge, stuff, media attention with our organizations. Of the people in large corporate organizations to the small self-employed, they all contribute to help others together with social organizations. These People make the Netherlands. And for that we thank them on 20 November.
This day is not only a great opportunity to thank an entrepreneur and strengthen your relationship, but also a great opportunity to show a wide audience how companies can support your organization in the work you do. You can read on this page what you as an organization can do to put companies in the spotlight.
Collaboration with MKB Nederland and VNO*NCW
During De Entrepreneur's Day, an initiative of MKB Nederland, companies are traditionally put in the spotlight for the growth, the jobs and the prosperity they generate. In the context of the National Year of Voluntary Dedication, Mensen Maken Nederland, the new national volunteering campaign, adds social added value in collaboration with MKB Nederland. By thanking entrepreneurs for making voluntary efforts for others possible with their contribution.
The step-by-step plan
Step 1: The power of collaboration
● We want to get as many social (volunteer) organizations as possible to participate in this action.
● Please share this call within all local branches, departments or associations within your organization via, for example, your own newsletter or your social media channels.
Step 2: Preparation
● Get ready to thank all your relations on November 20th.
●Make a list of all business relationships you want to put in the spotlight. Call them by name and briefly describe what they mean to you.
●Think about how you want to thank them. This can be done via a card or an e-card, a (homemade) gift, a bunch of flowers or a special promotion that really suits your organization.
●In the toolkit of MKB Nederland, a number of special cards and images of People make the Netherlands have been added to thank entrepreneurs.
○Click here for the social media images
○ Click here for the postcard that you can have sent for free (on = gone)
● Make sure that your thank you action happens according to the corona guidelines.
●Use the local press to promote your thank-you initiative. That is not only fun for the entrepreneur, but also for your organization and it can also inspire other entrepreneurs how they can support you as an organization. So make a press release and add a nice photo in which the entrepreneur and your organization are clearly visible or invite the local press to be at the thank you moment.
Step 3: In action on Entrepreneur's Day
● Carry out your action(s) and put all your relationships in the spotlight on November 20th
● And please share your action via social media.
Your idea can inspire others
Do you have a great idea to thank your entrepreneurs for their commitment to your organization and if that idea is so nice, please share it with us.