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Why Oracle Data Cloud gives back (and why your company should, too)

Over the past few years, team members of Oracle Data Cloud have made a huge impact on the local community through Oracle Data Cloud Gives.

The core mission of Oracle Data Cloud Gives is to give back through volunteering projects, donations and awareness campaigns.

We’re proud to be a part of a company that actively participates in philanthropic efforts and we’re constantly working to find new ways to help.

So, why do we give back?

Giving back to the community directly impacts companies by building respect and a positive reputation, as well as boosting morale among employees.

It’s inspiring to join a team that’s all working toward a common goal both in and out of the office environment.

Making philanthropy a part of your company’s culture is a valuable business strategy, whether you’re giving money or time. Take a look at our infographic in high res to understand our philanthropy across the globe.

If you’re been thinking about additional ways to get your company more involved in the community, now is a great time to re-evaluate both your time and resources to make an even bigger impact.

From one company to another, we’ve compiled a list of philanthropy tips for your business to start today:

1) Understand the why

Start by taking a look at your business model – are there any organizations that your team has already supported over the years?

Are there any new organizations that you think might benefit from your team’s efforts? Understand which causes your team wants to support, whether it’s from a personal point of view or a company one.

Once you have your “why,” you can really start ramping up your charitable efforts. At Oracle Data Cloud, our charitable causes range from helping the homeless to collecting medicines and supplements for those in need, to animal charities – each one chosen by a team that feels strongly about a specific cause.

2) Start recruiting volunteers, now

It might sound simple to get a work group together to support an organization, but a multitude of different schedules, varied workloads and other variables may require your team to start looking for volunteers sooner rather than later.

If you have a charity marathon in April for example, start recruiting at least a quarter beforehand to lock in your numbers.

Send out a survey to ask which times of year are best for each department to give their time. Our teams at Oracle Data Cloud range from small groups to larger ones, but each one makes a big impact, no matter how many people sign up!

3) Expand your search

Whether your company is big or small, you have valuable subject matter experts within it – now it’s time to use them!

Reach out to organizations to see what types of volunteer trainings, classes or other efforts your team can make based on their expertise in a given field.

Additionally, think outside the box when it comes to what you’re giving back – your team could donate directly, create something new (products, services, outreach opportunities), or leverage your networking contacts to expand your search.

4) Maintain your core partnerships

While you’re reaching out to new organizations to support, it’s always good to maintain active relationships with organizations you’ve partnered with in the past. For example, Oracle Data Cloud partners with several organizations annually, including A Precious Child, which organizes donations and services for children in need (read more about the organization on our blog).

Your established relationships with charity partners may even be able to intro you to other orgs to build your efforts.

View the full impact of Oracle Data Cloud Gives efforts in our infographic.

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