What is My Ten Days?
Small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) can find it difficult to believe in their ability to make a dramatic contribution to the greater good of the community in a way that big business does through its corporate social responsibility (CSR) stragety. My Ten Days offers SMEs the opportunity to kick-start their own CSR strategy and to demonstrate that small business makes a big difference.
My Ten Days encourages and supports owners and managers of small to medium size enterprises (SMEs) to give one employee ten days paid leave to do voluntary work or fund raising. It doesn't matter what you do, or who you do it for - your business could make a real difference to someone else's life and collectively our SME community can be recognised for its combined effort in giving back.
Many people don't know where to start when it comes to volunteering or fundraising which is why the My Ten Days website is a perfect match-maker between businesses and charities. It gives employees the opportunity to see what's out there, whether it be local or further afield.
If you're the boss -
My Ten Days can be the perfect way to get your CSR strategy off the ground - a great PR story, another reason to talk to your clients and most importantly, an opportunity to give back.
If you're the employee -
Take a break from the 9 to 5, lobby your boss and sign them up to My Ten Days where they can give you ten days paid leave in order to go and do something amazing either in the UK or overseas. Climb a mountain, run a marathon, mentor third world entrepreneurs, help the disabled....the possibilities are endless.
If you're a charity -
There are lots of people who would love the chance to do some good work but aren't able to commit the time away from work. By signing up to the My Ten Day scheme, businesses give employees the opportunity to take ten days paid leave meaning more opportunities for you to recruit volunteers and fundraisers. And it's not always just for ten days, many relationships continue for years to come.
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