A great blog by Seth GodiN… Treating people with kindness
One theory says that if you treat people well, you’re more likely to encourage them to do what you want, making all the effort pay off. Do this, get that.
Another one, which I prefer, is that you might consider treating people with kindness merely because you can. Regardless of what they choose to do in response, this is what you choose to do. Because you can.
Which is why I just signed up for Thrive Trafford Pro Bono Bank – email them at email@example.com to do the same.
It’s all motivated by Volunteer Week which is an annual celebration of the fantastic contribution millions of volunteers make across the UK. This week is the 30th anniversary of Volunteers Week and Thrive Trafford and Trafford Council are using it to celebrate local volunteering activity, and to encourage new volunteers to use their skills locally.
Business volunteering is a great way to utilise the knowledge, skills and experience of professionals to benefit local communities and make a real difference. Thrive Trafford already work with a wide range of businesses who donate time, skills and resources to local good causes. During Volunteers Week we want to encourage even more to get involved, so we are launching the Trafford Pro-Bono Bank….
Thrive Trafford Pro Bono Bank
The Thrive Pro-Bono Bank is a pool of responsible professionals and business leaders with varied skills, knowledge and experience. The bank creates a network of responsible business professionals who work and live in Trafford, who can share their expertise with the voluntary sector- and each other.
Joining the Pro-Bono Bank gives you access to a wide range of volunteering opportunities which:
- Can support you to develop new skills
- Is a small commitment which is flexible
- Utilises your skills and knowledge to create a positive impact in the local community
The Bank provides an easy and flexible way to volunteer your time. Could you offer over-the-phone marketing advice to a social enterprise? Or run a financial planning session for the board of a charity?
Thrive Trafford will be hosting a networking event over summer for professionals interested in joining the Pro-Bono Bank.
If you would like to express an interest, or require further information please contact them through the website or by firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line ‘Pro-bono bank’.
For more information on volunteer week visit the Thrive Trafford website www.thrivetrafford.org.uk