At DGM we work for a number of fantastic Not For Profit organisations, ranging from the very large to small groups, recently it was suggested by one of our Marketing Team that we should offer to produce work on a pro-bono basis for a charity of our choice, simple but great idea, or so we thought.
Everyone was to put forward a charity of their choice and a reason why they had chosen that particular charity, this is where the hard decisions begin. From a personal point of view I have struggled to come up with 1 particular charity that I would like to support, I have been torn between what used to be known as VADS ( Victorian Asbestos Diseases Society) http://www.adsvic.org.au/ which I have had a personal interest in, and an even lesser known charity called Home Is Where the Heart Aches which is a charity that is trying to help teenagers with depression, http://homeiswheretheheartaches.org/ both fantastic causes.
So while I was wrestling with my decision other members of the team were submitting their ideas, we have had a couple of animal projects, a church group and even some smaller NFP’s that would no doubt merit further investigation.
The hard part of the process is now starting, how do we decide on one of the charities to support, I know from my own personal experience that the old VADS would certainly welcome any help that was offered as I am sure the others would as well, but believe me this is something that is going to take a bit longer than we expected and it is becoming harder every time we discuss it, however we are all committed to doing something, stay tuned for the final decision.
Posted by Ian