7 August business gifting opportunities
At Loop & Tie, we believe there are multiple gifting opportunities throughout the year, not just at the holidays. Whether to show appreciation, thank a customer, or increase engagement, here are six gifting opportunities for August.
1. Black Business Month
Did you know August is Black Business Month? It’s a time to recognize and celebrate black-owned businesses across the country, and the contributions they’re making to their communities and the economy. During the pandemic, 41% of black-owned businesses shut down, which was twice the closure rate of other businesses. While there’s been fluctuation in the number of black-owned businesses during the pandemic, there are currently 30% more businesses compared to pre-pandemic numbers. Use this opportunity to send gifts supporting black-owned businesses to your employees, customers, and prospects.
2. National Breastfeeding Month
August is National Breastfeeding Month, which is dedicated to advancing advocacy and education so that families have the knowledge and resources to make the best decisions for their children when it comes to breastfeeding. We know that everyone’s breastfeeding journey is different and that each child has different needs. That’s why we’re excited to share that we’ve added Human Milk Banking Association of North America to our platform for the month, which is focused on making human milk available to babies through breastfeeding support and safe human milk donations.
Loop & Tie tip: Communicate to your recipients that there are charitable donation options if they would like to forgo a physical gift.
In August, millions of students, educators and academic professionals will return to school. Over the past couple of years, we’ve seen educational institutions adapt to teaching and learning in new ways – from completely virtual classrooms to hybrid experiences. Whether at a preschool or university, teachers, facility managers, administrative professionals, healthcare providers, librarians and more will work together to deliver an environment for student growth and success. Celebrate the start of the new year with a gift of appreciation to all of the individuals involved in the educational experience!
Loop & Tie tip: Surprise and delight your team with the gift of choice using our curated collections, available at a variety of price points.
4. Professional Speakers Day: August 7, 2022
Have you engaged a presenter as part of your job? Whether for a team retreat, conference, webinar, or another event, consider sending a gift to speakers who you’ve worked with. Showing unexpected appreciation for them is a great way to keep them engaged with your business and future speaking opportunities!
Thank you for coming to our Ted Talk.
Loop & Tie tip: Send a personalized note with one of our curated collections at the price point you’re comfortable with to surprise and delight the professional speakers you’ve worked with.
5. National Nonprofit Day: August 17, 2022
Sometimes the best gifts aren’t physical products, but are gifts to organizations that someone cares deeply about. We know and appreciate how foundational nonprofits are in influencing systems and policies to effect change at every level from your local community to global initiatives. Use this day to gift an opportunity for your audience to support an organization they’re passionate about.
Loop & Tie tip: Easily facilitate charitable donations of varying amounts to a variety of nonprofits using our platform.
6. National Aviation Day: August 19, 2022
Do you or someone you know work in the aviation industry? While this day exists to celebrate the evolution of aviation on Orville Wright’s birthday, it could also be an opportunity to reward the hardworking professionals in the aviation industry. In a sector that has struggled to maintain adequate staffing, sending a gift of appreciation to employees could help increase job affection and loyalty.
Loop & Tie tip: Bulk send the gift of choice to your employees using our platform.
7. Women’s Equality Day: August 26, 2022
In honor of Women’s Equality Day — which falls on the anniversary of when the proclamation giving women the right to vote was officially signed by US Secretary of State Bainbridge Colby — we have teamed up with 10 Million Women to curate a custom collection where every gift is supporting, employing and empowering women. Celebrate this day by sending a gift from our custom collection! You can also learn more about our partnership here.
Are you ready to surprise and delight your recipients? Send a gift now.