Looking Forward: Three Tips for Making Your Social Impact Programs Successful in 2021

Jan 15, 2021 2:00 PM ET

Hoping for a better year this year? We are, too! Here are three tips for making your social impact programs successful in 2021. And don’t forget – we’re here to help! Small changes can yield big results, so try a few of the tips above and let us know how it goes.

Give yourself a break. When the corporate social responsibility professionals I speak with each week tell me their challenges, the first thing I find myself saying is, “You’re not alone.” While each company and situation is unique, the overarching challenges are the same. Teams are small, under-resourced, and over-worked. Measurement is hard. Volunteers are tired. Workplace giving platforms are a change management nightmare. HQ doesn’t know what’s going on globally – or why. There’s no cohesive narrative. D&I, HR, and Comms are all doing things we’re doing. How do we bring it all together? 

So, maybe start the year by giving yourself a break. You are not alone. We are all developing this field together, getting smarter every year, getting more strategic as we work toward greater impact. It’s hard work. It’s exhausting. So, go easy. Take one step at a time. You do not have to have your %$&# together. You do not have to enjoy your job every day. Meaningful work is too important to be fun all the time – but the outcome is worth it. So, keep going, but go gently. 

 It’s a new year and everyone wants a new start! Small changes can yield big results, so try a few of the tips above and let us know how it goes! Need ideas specific to your challenges? Reach out to our team of experts at contact@realizedworth.com.

Read the full blog here for all three tips!