I am the donation – ways to support charities

Kevin Etter argues that there are more ways companies can support charitable organizations other than providing financial assistance.

TED@UPS Speaker: Kevin Etter

Might there be something more valuable than money that businesses could share?

There is no doubt that international companies are among the most generous when it comes to giving money, goods, and services to charitable organizations; in 2013 alone global donations exceeded $69 billion dollars.

But Kevin Etter wonders: is that the only way that companies can help non-profit organizations? Or might there be something more valuable than money that businesses could share?

A seasoned logistics executive, Kevin Etter has spent 32 years in positions at UPS that range from healthcare strategy to industrial engineering.

These years of varied expertise are now on loan to GAVI, a non-profit that increases global access to vaccines, where Etter has been a temporary executive for 18 months.

Through this temporary displacement he has felt first-hand the unexpected benefits that come when companies donate what he believes are their most valuable assets: their employees.

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