Service professionals provide tremendous benefits to our communities. Attorneys ensure families and businesses have the proper legal protection in place, while accountants know the intricate details of the U.S. and Utah tax code to ensure filings are correctly completed. These professionals frequently help paying clients. But did you know that as a service professional, you can donate your time and talents to help people who need them?
If you are a service professional seeking opportunities to do good this spring, consider reaching out to some of your favorite local nonprofits. Many of them operate on a small budget with enormous responsibilities. An accountant might offer a few hours of free bookkeeping services once a month. Meanwhile, an attorney might meet with families in need of legal advice or produce a free email newsletter to share insights and tips that could help local residents better safeguard their legacy.
Service professionals often bill by the hour or project, so this type of volunteerism might seem like an uncomfortable tradeoff for some. Yet the reality is that this kind of service plays off of your core strengths and builds new relationships within your community. You can add a layer of trust and transparency to your business by giving of your knowledge and skills so willingly. Rather than giving up good-paying clients, you are taking on new clients you might never work with under other circumstances.