Did you know that 75% of small business owners donate an average of 6% of their profits to charitable organizations annually?

SCORE’s latest infographic, sponsored by OnDeck, highlights how small businesses’ charitable giving has a big impact on their local communities.

Small businesses donate 250% more than larger businesses to local non-profits and community causes.

How do small businesses support their communities?

  • Give to local charities: 66%
  • Support youth organizations: 48%
  • Donate to local first responders: 42%
  • Support local religious organizations: 39%
  • Aid local service groups (Rotary Club, scouts, etc.): 37%
  • Donate food or volunteer in soup kitchens: 32%
  • And 81% plan on giving in 2019.

Doing good is good for business:

  • 85% of consumers have a more positive image of a company who gives to charity.
  • 90% of consumers want to know how companies are supporting charitable causes.

And engages employees:

  • Improves employee leadership and broadens professional skill sets (92%)
  • Helps employee well-being (77%)
  • Boosts morale (70%)
  • Strengthens camaraderie with work colleagues (64%)

93% of employees who volunteer are happy with their employer.

Are you interested in giving back to your community?
Volunteer with SCORE!

 

Infographic designed by Easel.ly.

Infographic: Small Business Charitable Giving - Big Impact on Local Communities

Infographic: Small Business Charitable Giving - Big Impact on Local Communities