Global Community Engagement Day
Global Community Engagement Day is a holiday that’s observed annually on the 28th of January every year. This is a day that encourages people, organizations, and businesses to engage and interact with their communities.
It’s observed because it’s well known that communities are better when everyone comes together for community engagement. Non-profit organizations, faith groups, and businesses should all come together for this holiday in support of their local neighborhoods.
This will result in everyone understanding each other’s needs a little bit better and allows them to address specific problems in the neighborhood more effectively. And it’s for these reasons that this holiday is so important to so many communities around the world.
The History Of Global Community Engagement Day
This holiday hasn’t been around for too long. It only goes back to 2018 when the first Global Community Engagement Day was held. This event was created by an Australian-based nonprofit organization known as Engage 2 Act.
One day they asked their social media followers what 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 of this holiday. This mission of this day is simple. It’s to create, organize and nurture support for community engagement.
The Importance Of Community Engagement
Although it’s beneficial for all organizations and individuals to work towards greater community engagement, it’s particularly important for businesses. There are just certain advantages that a business can gain just by engaging with its local, national, or international community. All they have to do is to put in a little bit of effort. Below are some of the things that 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. And finally, people can spread the word about this holiday using the hashtag #GlobalCommunityEngagementDay on social media.