Corporate social responsibility is a hot topic these days. That’s why this week’s #AptChat is focused on volunteering and philanthropy, and how involving your staff and residents in your efforts can help build a stronger, more engaged community.

Learn how to choose organizations and causes that resonate, what encourages participation, the best ways to promote your efforts and more with these chat highlights. (Click on the links to jump straight to a specific question.)

Does your company or property have any kind of volunteering program or philanthropies you’re involved in? If so, what are they?

If you have a volunteering program, do you make it available to residents or is it primarily for employees?

How do you select the programs you get involved with? Selected by management? Chosen by employees? Do residents have a say?

What are some effective ways to get staff and residents to participate in your philanthropic efforts?

Have you seen any other simple ways to get employees/residents involved (rent round-ups, donation boxes, etc.)?

What are some good ways to communicate to staff/residents that social responsibility is a priority, not just a bullet point?

How do you promote your philanthropic efforts in an authentic way, without looking like you’re only in it for publicity?

Is there anything else you’d like to say about CSR? Share it in the #AptChat Facebook group!

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Our next #AptChat is slated for Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at 12 pm Eastern. In the meantime, be sure to sign up for #AptChat updates to get these recaps and more delivered straight to your inbox!