At Movember, we recognize that every business is different and has different expectations from their participation in Movember, so we develop a tailored program with each business. We take the time to understand the culture of a business, appreciating current philanthropic activities and available resources, before helping to develop a relationship that will add genuine value to the organization.
Each year, Movember works alongside a large number of companies, from all corners of the corporate world, ranging in size from small businesses, to largest global industries. The contribution and level of involvement may vary but every effort helps Movember work towards achieving its vision; to have an everlasting impact on the state of men’s health.
Participating in Movember brings many benefits to a company, from team building and morale boosting to improving the understanding of the health risks men face and getting them to take action. Our aim is to build genuine, long term relationships that improve the health of your male staff.
Movember in the workplace is FUN and it’s this aspect which tends to drive participation. Growing a moustache is something that many people prefer to do as a group knowing that they have a support group around them. It’s this month-long journey that really develops a great team dynamic and produces a true feeling of camaraderie, which has made Movember so popular within the workforce.
Gift matching is a great, simple way for companies to encourage and support their staff, and Movember is happy to help with that process. Any company that commits to match staff donations of $5,000 or more is recognized on the Movember website with their logo link to the company site.
The Movember website is designed to enable companies to take part in several different ways – whether you set up one company team or register different teams based on departments or office locations and then linking them under a company network, website can even facilitate interstate or international office rivalry.
Despite being a charity focused on raising the issue of men’s health, Movember isn’t just for the guys. Mo Sistas are pivotal to our success: nowhere is this more evident than in the workplace. Organizing office parties, registering and captaining teams, fundraising and ensuring that costumes for the end-of-month Gala events are arranged are just a few of the ways a Mo Sista can help! For more information on how Mo Sistas can get involved click here
When bringing Movember into an office, it is imperative that you lay a solid foundation for your team with a handful of men and women in the office who are ready and willing to help you spread awareness and participation. The passion of these core champions will quickly inspire the rest the office to sacrifice their upper lips and change the face of men’s health!
Once the team captain registers the team on Movember.com, the next step is spreading the word and getting others involved. Easy ways are:
• Present at an all-staff meeting
• Office-wide email
• Employee newsletter
• Post registration link on the intranet
• Placing posters with your team name in high traffic areas around the office
Movember provides template emails that you can personalize and send out to recruit your team or solicit donations. You can also use Movember’s videos, which are hosted on YouTube under our channel, MovemberTV. The beauty of Movember is that it is so easy to participate: register, grow the Mo and have fun! Movember is not a huge time commitment – if anything a Mo Bro gets 10 seconds back in his daily schedule by not shaving his upper lip!
Movember creates Challenges for businesses within the same industry for healthy fundraising competition. Here are the Movember Challenge winners from 2012:
The Gaming Challenge for everyone in the Gaming Industry. Cedric Orvoine
snagged the Top Individual Fundraiser award and Team EA
was the Top Team Fundraiser.
The Banking Challenge for everyone in the Finance/Accounting Industry. Mark Mitchell
won the Top Individual Fundraiser accolade and Macquarie Group US
won the Top Team Fundraiser spot.
The Agency Challenge for everyone in the world of PR/Creative/Advertising/Digital. Steve Mallory
secured the Top Individual Fundraiser prize and team
I Got 99 Problems But My Stache Ain't 1
was the Top Team Fundraiser.
Big congratulations to all the winning Mo’s and teams. Be sure to check back in September to see what Challenges are set up for Movember 2013.
If you would like to find out more about these challenges or if you would like us to create a Network for your business or community group, please contact us at email@example.com
or on (310) 450-3399
To help offices on their hairy journey, you can use the follow tools:
• Movember in the Office Presentation
• Movember & The Mo Sista Presentation
• MovemberTV YouTube Channel
• Order Health Posters
• Order Poster Packs
• Order Party Kits
• Movember Mobile App
If you are a business and would like further information on how to get involved with Movember, please contact the team on firstname.lastname@example.org
or on (310) 450 3399