What is Community Minded Businesses

Community Minded Businesses (CMB) is an initiative aimed at enhancing the capacity of the business community to create positive change in their communities and the world. It’s designed to engage any size business or enterprise. It challenges token and transactional forms of businesses sponsorship and support, offering innovative ideas that encourage diverse ways businesses can give back and influence positive change.

Community is everyone’s business

Businesses often tell us that they want to give back to communities but would like to explore different ways to do so, not just monetarily. Businesses and companies are also keen to get involved in more sustainable community initiatives, rather than token, quick fix solutions.

The Community Minded Businesses (CMB) initiative is designed to provide tools, ideas and opportunities for businesses to positively impact their communities. This could be at a local level or more broadly, depending on the scope and capacity of the businesses we engage.

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Our Aim

Community Minded Businesses aims to:

  • Build community and business partnerships to more effectively address community issues.
  • To create an accessible platform for businesses to establish or extend their community involvement and footprint.
  • Provide creative and cost effective solutions to be more inclusive and community minded.

Our Role

Community Minds is continuously looking at opportunities to allow businesses to get involved in their communities beyond the traditional forms of financial contributions such as sponsorship and donations.

We are privileged to be part of and connected to a broad network, ranging from business, community and education sectors. This allows us to facilitate connections and collaborations that helps drive change in communities.

We anticipate playing a lead role in helping break down siloes and closing the divide across sectors to allow for more effective collaboration and collective action around issues that affect our communities, including our natural environment.

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How we are growing Community Minded Businesses

Community Minded Businesses is not a set program, rather an ongoing initiative that we aim to build over the next few years through various platforms and engagement methods such as:

  • Conferences, seminars, roundtable discussions and focus groups
  • CMB toolbox: resources, tools and templates that help businesses in becoming more community minded
  • Showcasing the exemplary work of businesses that are making a positive impact in our communities and for our planet (video interviews, vlogs, e-newsletter)
  • Endorsement of Community Minded Businesses on our website, social media platforms and at our speaking engagements

Businesses Changing the World

Now more than ever we are called upon to work together to create a better world. Businesses Changing the World (BCW) is an initiative that has emerged from Community Minded Businesses.

This initiative will entail a series of video docs and interviews leading up to a 2-day conference in 2021, where we will showcase innovative practices and approaches that businesses and organisations have adopted to address local or broader challenges in our local and global communities. In particular it will highlight multi stakeholder and collaborative efforts that have successfully impacted communities in a positive and sustainable way.

We aim to run this conference as an annual event, engaging businesses and thought leaders across the globe.

We are currently looking at engaging sponsors and event supporters. If you are interested in learning more about levels of sponsorship and benefits, please contact us, we would love to hear from you.

For more information, visit the Businesses Changing the World website http://www.businesseschangingtheworld.com.au

Sponsor a Community Minds initiative

We have a great program encouraging businesses to support and get involved in our growing initiatives and programs. Your involvement will provide many benefits to your business, including an official Community Minds endorsement of your business, as well as publicity and marketing through our social media platforms and website.

Want to work with us?

We'd love to hear from you!

We encourage businesses, not for profits and the government to work with us in building on this initiative and welcome the opportunity to be part of any initiative or event that promotes similar aims to Community Minded Businesses.

To see how you can be involved in Community Minded Businesses contact us or fill in the form below.