HOW IT WORKS
Philanthropy Forest Inc. was born to entwine businesses and their customers together in a positive way to bring about change. “Really, it’s as easy as 1, 2, 3”, Hall shares.
Step 1. DONATE NOW – Pharmaceutical Companies and big businesses donate each year with suggested donations based on their company size tier. We are happy to apply for your grants and giving programs as we are on the IRS charitable donations master file for this donation. 80% of that donation goes to fund plantings in the National Forests while 20% goes back into marketing.
Step 2. CUSTOMER GRATITUDE CERTITICATE – Once the annual donation is received, customers like health care providers (HCPs),for example, that attend or engage in company sponsored programs (like dinner programs, appointments or lunches) can receive a gratitude certificate bought additionally throughout that year by a company representative (<$10 per person to avoid the Sunshine Act reporting mandate). An electronic email from Philanthropy Forest available for use (sample thank you HCP email available HERE) as another valued touch point with customers. Businesses are happy to have customer engagement to learn about the latest company innovations. The customers are happy to learn but also to combat the climate change through actions. In other words, a really awesome thank you card but trees are planted too!
Step 3. GROW GREENER – Grow with this idea of giving back company wide, swap out sales meeting swag or reward points with the option to fund tree plantings. Philanthropy Forest will report business memberships to the existing ESG rating agencies (like Sustainalytics and MCSI) in hopes to incorporate carbon offset efforts into rating methodologies in the future. Share company logos on each other’s website to show involvement, re-enroll annually, fund planting throughout the year and demonstrate environmental commitment!