Pay It Forward Ideas by Employees of

November 30, 2013

Looking for ideas on how to Pay It Forward?

On October 30th, 2013, Founder & CEO Jim Smith held an all company meeting. Drawing inspiration from the book and movie “Pay It Forward,” he presented his employees with a unique opportunity to spread love and compassion this holiday season. Below is a snippet from his presentation:

“Here is my spin on it – I am dividing up $12,000 among all of you.  So that is $500 per person, net after taxes.

But!  There’s a catch.  I want you to pay it forward.  A portion of the money I want you to pay it forward.  And that portion is up to you to choose.  And some of you may choose to give a lot of it away, some of you may choose a little, and it’s completely up to you.

And, if they happen to say, “How can I repay you?” maybe you can encourage them to pay it forward and so we keep the giving going, which is the core idea behind the book and movie–we do something good, or something nice for three people, and in turn he asks them to each do something for three people, to pay it forward instead of paying it back.”

This post kicks off a blog series we’re calling “Pay It Forward Ideas by Employees of”.  Stay tuned, and each Friday until Christmas we will share employee ideas and stories on how they paid it forward and kept the giving going this holiday season. We’re specifically calling it “ideas” because we know that this is something people search for on Google–and hopefully people read this and it inspires others to do the same! And, maybe other companies to do the same.

Read Story 1 by Hannah, or follow the blog tag Pay It Forward Ideas for all the updates and new stories!

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