Work Playce is a program to enhance leadership and team communication skills, build trust, and create a healthy, collaborative work atmosphere. Using area-specific, associative, and action-based, learning techniques, Work Playce brings play to the office, or, the office to a place, improving interpersonal dynamics, while providing a vehicle for innovation. Research has shown that people actually learn and retain more of a given subject by the associations generated from study in varied environments. By extension, Work Playce also creates somatic associations with thinking processes. Thereby this program leads site- & subject-specific brainstorming ventures, plus a wealth of fun and healthy activities, games, and somatic exercises to inspire ideas and constructive communication. Check out our Work Playce ideas on our main Blog.
TEACH TO FISH | 'Beyond the Band-aid' | Philanthropy-based Training Program and Social Enterprise Development
Teach To Fish is a philanthropy-based educational program, training and enabling people in need with the tools for living self-sufficiently and running their own sustainable business. Rather than just throwing more money at a societal or environmental issue – merely ‘giving a fish,’ which only provides band-aid solutions – this program helps both donors and non-profits get to the source of the problem they wish to change. In this light, Teach To Fish facilitates the following sub-programs amongst others:
Give Wize is a research and management service, facilitating effective charity from for-profits to non-profits or other aid organizations. This middleman service will locate credible, responsible, and sustainable non-profit organizations, developing an evolving portfolio that is appropriate to the benefactors’ aims. Furthermore, Give Wize oversees the non-profits’ management of the donated funds, and consults with them on how to optimize the money’s implementation. Ensuring the greatest productivity and measure of donor impact, this service provides continual feedback from the recipients and regular updates from the field where their money is being put into action.
Rather than following the hands-off approach of just pressing the ‘donate button,’ blindly depositing large sums into a charity’s bank account, Give Wize assures optimum gains from philanthropy and the best chances of the non-profits actually achieving their mission. This service builds the confidence necessary for non-profits’ success by providing them with continual fiscal and operational support. In so doing, this service also affords donors a greater sense of authorship and participation in the causes they are supporting. So, as corporations begin a shift toward CSR – evident in such initiatives as the Bill Gates’ ‘Giving Pledge’ – the Give Wize service fulfills the vacant role of responsible and integrated giving, thereby countering the norm of fruitless band-aid charity with managed patronage, focused on root-source solutions and sustainable development.