Global Community Engagement Day
Global Community Engagement Day is a holiday observed annually on January 28th. This day encourages people, organizations, and businesses to engage and interact with their communities.
It is observed because it is well known that communities are better when everyone comes together for community engagement. Non-profit organizations, faith groups, and businesses should all come together on this holiday to support their local neighborhoods.
This will result in a better understanding of each other’s needs and allow them to address specific problems in the neighborhood more effectively. It is for these reasons that this holiday is so important to many communities around the world.
The History of Global Community Engagement Day
This holiday has not been around for too long. It dates back to 2018 when the first Global Community Engagement Day was held. An Australian-based nonprofit organization known as Engage 2 Act created this event.
One day, they asked their social media followers which pioneer of community engagement stood out for them. They then selected the person who answered the question the best and honored them by using their birthday as the date for this holiday. The mission of this day is simple: to create, organize, and nurture support for community engagement.
The Importance of Community Engagement
Although it is beneficial for all organizations and individuals to work towards greater community engagement, it is particularly important for businesses. There are certain advantages that a business can gain by engaging with its local, national, or international community. All they have to do is put in a little bit of effort. Below are some of the benefits businesses can expect when they engage with the community in a more positive manner.
- Businesses involved in community engagement are more trusted by the community.
- Businesses also make better decisions surrounding local issues when they engage with the community.
- Communities are more likely to accept recommendations from a business that has consistently engaged with it.
Observing Global Community Engagement Day
This is a day for people to get involved in their community. This can be done by creating a support network under which all organizations and individuals can come together to discuss problems and come up with creative solutions.
People can also use the day to donate or raise funds for a nonprofit that works in their neighborhood. Finally, people can spread the word about this holiday using the hashtag #GlobalCommunityEngagementDay on social media.