Your profile is your first and lasting impression! Having a complete profile fully showcases your company’s charitable giving which enhances your brand and reputation as a company that cares. This builds trust with your customers and employees and attracts top talent who share your organization's values!
During registration, you added your logo, added community connections, shared what your business and social mission are all about, and you posted your first story!
Let's build on that and complete your profile! This way you can fully benefit from the value our platform provides.
Here are the last pieces of your profile puzzle that we recommend you complete!
- Add a profile banner image (we recommend it's free of text and 1440px wide for best results)
- Add contact information
- Add links to your social accounts
- Add a YouTube video
- Add an environmental stewardship message
- Add your company's average annual contributions (donations and volunteer hours)
- List addresses for all of your business locations (go to "Profile" in your Management area, click on the "Addresses" tab and select "Add address")
- When you're all done, check out our Best Practices to take your profile and brand to the next level!
- To update your profile, simply go to your Management area and click "Profile".
- Add Connections and Get Testimonials
- Post Stories
- Promote Your Profile
- Prepare For and Embed Widgets
- Use Forms to Auto-Create Stories
Add Connections & Get Testimonials
Add connections with non-profit and charitable organizations you support or have supported in the past to demonstrate your social mission and how you've had an impact on your community!
Once you've added connections, get testimonials from each organization. Testimonials are a great way to elevate your brand as a company that cares!
Regularly post stories to strengthen your brand and reputation as a company that cares.
The more stories you post, the more you connect with customers, employees and the community. They will become your brand ambassadors and spread the word about the good you do!
Promote Your Profile
You've put so much work into making your profile look fantastic - now let's show it off! Promote your profile whenever and wherever you can. It's a great collection of social proof that you are a Good Company who cares about communities!
Build trust with your customers and the community, and attract new customers!
90% of consumers are more likely to trust a company that shows itself to be socially responsible.
- Social media - Use the "Share" button on your profile (just under your business logo) to share on social media. Add a link to your profile to all of your community-focused social media posts.
- Website - Link to your profile from your Community page or section of your website. If you don't have a Community page, consider adding one.
- Local media - Post on Do Some Good and link to your profile. All of your posts will appear on local media sites (where available)!
- Email signatures - Link to your profile from your employees' email signatures.
Build trust with your employees, and attract top talent!
60% of millennials say a sense of purpose is why they chose to work for their current employer.
86% believe it's important that their employer is socially responsible.
- Employee newsletter - Link to your profile in your employee newsletter and encourage them to get involved. Having employees feel they are part of collective community impact increases engagement and retention.
- Career/job postings - Link to your profile from your career/job postings on your website, or on external services like LinkedIn.
Prepare For and Embed Widgets
Easily share the good you do without having to update your website! Use our customizable widgets to auto-populate your website with community content from you and your ambassadors. Choose from 7 different types of widgets - be up and running in minutes!
Note: If you are a Credit Union using Forge, please refer to this more specific help article.
Streamline Your Funding & Sponsorship Requests
Seamlessly manage the entire lifecycle of your charitable giving!
Use our powerful system to collect, track and process requests in ONE place - no more managing multiple spreadsheets or sifting through emails.
Don't need a donation request system? No problem...there's more!
Custom build forms for any purpose
Use one of our handy templated forms, or custom build your own forms using our intuitive drag-and-drop tool. Perfect for all of your business needs, including customer spotlights, employee surveys, follow-ups with charities on your impact, and more!
Have ambassadors create content for you about your impact...a marketing game changer!
Add a "story" flag to any questions in your form. Responses to those questions auto-create a story that you can share on your website, social media, and even local media sites (where available) with one click! That's third party social proof of the impact you're making in communities!