We are so proud of PCMA Visionary Awards Nominee for Community Advocate of the Year - Rachael Riggs of Tourism Vancouver. In 2016, Rachael was awarded Supplier of the Year, and although she did not win an award this year, her continued dedication to the #VanGiving program, sustainability and corporate social responsibility within the meetings industry is commendable. You can read more about what led to her 2018 nomination here. Congratulations to the 2018 Visionary Award Winner, Jeff Chase, Vice President of Sustainability, Freeman Company. Well deserved!
Recently, Rachael was a host on #CSRshareDay. In case you missed it, here is a recap of her ideas, tips and tricks.
HOST #CSRshareDay – what type of CSR projects have you done at your meetings and events?— Rachael Riggs (@RachaelMRiggs) April 23, 2018
HOST #CSRshareDay – Make sure your project ties into your core values. Simple example…if you are toy company or association toy makers, focus on kids and help kids. Must tie into your values and mission.— Rachael Riggs (@RachaelMRiggs) April 23, 2018
HOST #CSRshareDay using the power of your people at your meetings to give back benefits the host city, creates attendee energy making your meeting memorable and motivates people to do more. Only positive benefits. @meetingsmeanbiz— Rachael Riggs (@RachaelMRiggs) April 23, 2018
HOST #CSRshareDay Once you have buy-in from key players, decide on a project. I have classified them into 4 categories: Drive, Kit Build, Hands-on Service Work, Knowledge Share. I will give examples of each in the next few tweets. Decide on what is doable & make an impact.— Rachael Riggs (@RachaelMRiggs) April 23, 2018
- HOST #CSRshareDay DRIVE example: encourage attendees to bring items from home to give to a local charity in the meeting destination. @experient_inc at the recent Envision Conference, attendees brought books for Children’s Hospital of Michigan in Detroit. My donation pic.twitter.com/b8GeAzRNCs— Rachael Riggs (@RachaelMRiggs) April 23, 2018
HOST #CSRshareDay – KIT BUILD example: packing food or hygiene kits. @HolidayShowcase2017 Vancouver conducted a food packing area on the tradeshow floor. Packed 1500 meals. @meetvancouver @AssocForum @Outreachprgm pic.twitter.com/UOQzZZ609C— Rachael Riggs (@RachaelMRiggs) April 23, 2018
HOST #CSRshareDay - I believe our industry can make a big impact on society. For this belief & actions with @meetvancouver , I am finalist for PCMA’s Visionary Award – Community Advocate of the Year. On May 2 we find out the winner. Excited! @pcmahqhttps://t.co/2SoGxaRbbn— Rachael Riggs (@RachaelMRiggs) April 23, 2018