It’s easy to get your attendees involved in the Orlando community (pictured: Corporate social responsibility event at Nehrling Gardens). 

From constructing houses and preparing meals, to non-profit facility facelift efforts and hotel soap-recycling services, incorporating a meaningful event can give planners the opportunity to increase attendee engagement and team building while supporting excellent causes during their Orlando meeting.

Discover: Corporate Social Responsibility Opportunities

Read on to discover how your organization can get involved in the Central Florida community during your next Orlando meeting or event.

Partner With a Local Organization

Volunteers helping out at a community outreach kitchen

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) events and activities have always been a popular endeavor for attendees at Orlando meetings, tradeshows and conventions. While there are hundreds of noteworthy and commendable nonprofits making an impact in the Central Florida community, click here to find a few recommended organizations. The Visit Orlando team is ready to discuss the many opportunities available and help you identify the appropriate organization locally.

Social Offset

Pride sign at the 2021 Come Out With Pride Orlando parade
Come out With Pride

For groups searching for an opportunity to utilize their meeting to have a larger voice on issues important to their attendees, there is SocialOffset. They help organizations find productive avenues to influence policy by enabling a charitable donation that “offsets” tax dollars spent in a destination with policies that run counter to personal values. One hundred percent of individual donations go to the vetted local charities that SocialOffset works with the event organizers to select. Visit Orlando is a Gold Partner of SocialOffset.

Impactful Meetings

A happy volunteer girl showing a thumbs up sign

Orlando is grateful to the organizations that take the time during their busy itinerary to contribute to our local community and help make a difference. Here are just a few examples of the great work that has been done by groups meeting in central Florida.

  • The Do it Best Corp. Spring Market 2023 contributed nearly $1 million in home improvement products to West Orange Habitat for Humanity.
  • In 2023 NAFEM, PGI, GFS and Catersource donated a combined 30,000 pounds of food to Second Harvest Food Bank of Orlando.
  • Global Pet Expo partners with Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando and their exhibitors to donate unused pet products from the trade show floor. They also partner with local pet adoption organizations to dog and dog and cats up for adoption on the show floor.

With so many great opportunities to benefit a local organization, please reach out to Visit Orlando and see how we can help you make a difference.

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