Biz Chat 010 Philanthropy in Business with Brenda Cantrell of Unclaimed Baggage

We've Launched Alabama's First Statewide Business focused Twitter Chat - #BizChatAL ! During our tenth chat we talked with Brenda Cantrell Brand Ambassador at @UnclaimedBag about the importance of being philanthropic minded in business.

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It shows intentionality in who you are as a company. It’s not just A thing to do that looks good on paper…it’s the RIGHT thing to do because it can make a difference and truly change lives. What’s not exciting about that?! #BizChatAL

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It shows where our heart is and that goes a long way. Using our platform to share stories of impact, volunteer activities with our Team, or to invite Guests to become a part of our program, all deepen a sense of loyalty that goes beyond the shopping experience. #BizChatAL

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We teach our Team that roles @unclaimedbag are more than “just a job”. We want them to see and be a part of the good that goes beyond business at hand. e.g., we make @OCC_shoeboxes a company wide effort that gives everyone the chance to be part of it in some way. #BizChatAL

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It deepens a level of loyalty to your business when a Guest knows their purchase helps fill a need for a cause that’s making a difference for those who need it most. It becomes personal for them and that grows the impact exponentially. #BizChatAL

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Start with 10% minimum. Giving always creates a greater reward than the struggle to give the money. Commit to volunteer days and activities. Create opportunities that go beyond writing a check. #BizChatAL

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Start where you are. Build your program one step and a time while you learn by volunteering for worthwhile causes in your community. There are many organizations in any local community that desperately need volunteers even if it’s just one person. #BizChatAL

Thank you, Brenda!

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Click HERE to learn more about the Unclaimed Baggage, Reclaimed for Good program.

Want to be part of the statewide #BizChatAL conversation? Feel free to reach out of you would like to join us as a featured guest, or hop in the chat every Thursday on Twitter from 2-3PM/CST on our twitter account: @mtlakeschamber or follow the hashtag #BizChatAL

Sarah Stahl