If you want to give back to the community or give to a worthy cause, your legal marketing plan should incorporate some kind of charitable outreach. This video on legal marketing and charity explains.
There are some guidelines you should follow if you are considering adding work with a charitable organization to your legal marketing plan. They are:
1). Make certain you believe in giving back. Although this seems obvious, you need to be 100% committed to giving to the organization you choose. Business and legal marketing should be secondary concerns when it comes to charity and networking. Make sure you are prepared to give and get nothing in return.
2). You must be passionate about the cause. When you get involved with a group that gives back, you don’t just invest money. You also invest time, effort and your emotions. You need to make sure you are passionate about giving all of these things to this particular cause.
3). Make sure you select a group or organization that makes it tough to get in and tough to ascend up through the ranks. You don’t want to be involved with a group that has weak leadership. A charity should be as tough, if not tougher, in their leadership selection. If they are not, you should reconsider your involvement with them.
4). Be prepared to lead. Most often, making a difference means being a leader. If you are a strong, determined individual and you are passionate about the cause, taking on a leadership role will not only increase your profile within the community it will also help the organization grow.
Working with a charitable organization is a great way to reinforce your personal brand in the community. Follow these guidelines and put the charity first and the legal marketing will fall into place.