Just because you are a small business, doesn’t mean you can’t make a big impact on local charities. In fact, about 75% of small businesses donate to charities every year. Small businesses play an important role in building their communities and serving those in need. As an owner, you are probably approached a few times a year by several non-profits in your area looking for some donation dollars to help them continue to do their good work. Of course, you can’t donate to everyone, so it’s important to donate to those charities that make the most sense for you and your business.Continue reading “How to Decide Which Charity Your Small Business Will Support”
It’s finally Summer, and even though kids have been home for a while, many families are looking to do anything but have a lazy Summer break. In between pool parties and Summer getaways, find some time to give back with these fun activities for the whole family.Continue reading “Fun Ways to Give Back to your Community this Summer”
Many nonprofits, especially smaller organizations, struggle with finding fundraising ideas that will make a big impact, but don’t require an army to pull off or huge overhead. It’s no secret that nonprofits rely on effective fundraising to fulfill their missions, that’s why it’s vital for these organizations to build lasting relationships with donors.
Often times nonprofit organizations, executive directors, and board members need some quick fundraising ideas to get some funds in the door to cover operational costs, start a longer-term campaign, get through a mid-campaign slump, or for an emergency situation. Fundraisers need to be engaging enough to get people involved and get them involved quickly.Continue reading “Fundraising Tips to Help Boost your Nonprofit’s Donations”
Being involved in a non-profit is a great way to give back to the community – whether you are the founder, an employee, a volunteer, or a board member – each role is just as important as the next. While the responsibilies may vary, one thing that every role has in common is raising awareness within the community about the non-profit. Unlike for-profit businesses, most non-profits need to market their vision, mission and services to not only the people they serve, but to those who support them – their donors.Continue reading “Non-Profits: Telling your Story and Increasing Donations”
Perhaps you’ve heard some buzz lately around Litchfield Bancorp’s Community Cash Mobs, but you weren’t quite sure what they are and why we do them. As part of our Locally Owned, Locally Grown campaign to help support local businesses and the communities in which we serve, we launched our Cash Mobs in 2018. A Cash Mob is a community event that people use to join together and support local businesses.Continue reading “What is a Cash Mob and Why do we do Them?”
We often talk about how Litchfield Bancorp is “locally owned and locally grown,” and it’s the truth! For more than 165 years, we’ve been here helping businesses, individuals, and community organizations succeed. Continue reading “Creating a culture of caring is just good business!”
As a bank with a long history in Litchfield County — 165 years and counting! — we take our commitment to the community very seriously. We live, work, play, and volunteer here. Nothing makes us happier than helping local businesses and organizations thrive. Continue reading “Why we love Tails of Hope, our September Business of the Month”
There’s been a shift in recent years that has taken consumers away from the big-box retailer. Countless people are craving a more personal experience and it’s easy to do that right here in Northwest Connecticut. Continue reading “Here’s Why You Should Want to Support Local Businesses”
Like many businesses here in Northwest Connecticut, Litchfield Bancorp is asked to donate to and support local non-profits, community development projects and schools in our area. Of course, giving back is important to ensure these organizations are able to fiscally thrive, but to us here at LBC it’s far more than that. Continue reading “Giving Back…It’s just part of our Culture here at Litchfield Bancorp.”
You are registered for the Litchfield Hills Road Race. You’ve trained for the 7 + mile race, ready to conquer the infamous Gallows Lane, a steep quarter-mile long hill at the 6-mile mark that threatens to sap your strength.
You go to pick up your number and your free T-shirt. The crowds are beginning to gather on the green – the tailgaters are staking out their territory and you see it…the big bin of sneakers, most of which have seen a mile or two.