I know I'm thankful for a lot of things. After all the important stuff, I'm thankful for good businesses and nonprofits that execute great cause marketing promotions that make me proud to call myself a cause marketer.
Given how many societal and environmental ills there are to worry about today, it's exciting to think that the creative collaboration could inspire attitude adjustments that might just lead to longer term behavioral shifts.
Biking represents a simple activity and lifestyle change that could affect so many of the big, societal issues we face today, as well as some that are not given the priority they should, such as community-building and connection with nature.
Everyone points to Newman's Own as proof that "cause products" such as Project 7 gum can be a big success. But that's like believing your organization can have its own national telethon because Jerry Lewis had one.
Last Tuesday, A Day Made Better celebrated its fifth anniversary by surprising 1,000 teachers across the country with $1,000 in school supplies. The program is working to address a serious issue: teacher-funded classrooms.
We've been blessed to work with some of the best, most noble cause efforts. We do the work pro bono, but we benefit too. When our people engage in these efforts, they become more energized and more productive at work.