Nine Amazing Ways to Give Back in 2017

By Gaurav Bhattacharya
Jan 19, 2017 12:30 PM ET



Corporate houses and entrepreneurs are custodians of the future. They are responsible for creating a long lasting measurable change that could add value in the economic and social welfare arenas.

Companies involved in social welfare activities tend to have happier employees, loyal customers and more prosperity as compared to companies who don’t. This encourages the consumers to buy products from a Socially Responsible company.

Here in this blog post we describe 9 amazing ways which employers could use to give back in 2017.

Charitable donations directly to a nonprofit
This is the most tax deduction friendly way of making a difference. As long as you’ve made sure that the nonprofit is qualified, you’re good to go. How do you do that? There are a number of reliable sources. The best way to do that is get the nonprofit's Employer Identification Number or EIN and put it in the IRS database lookup available online ( You can check the deductible limitation on each charity there as well. 

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Gaurav is the CEO and co-founder of Involve ( which is a software as a service platform to help companies and its employees give back to their favorite causes by creating personalized giving and volunteering opportunities. He actively participates in the LA tech innovation ecosystem through panel discussions and mentoring.  Gaurav started his career by starting a medical software business while still in high school and is an accomplished technology leader with 6 years of team and program leadership with PwC, Montgomery County & Cymer.