Topic: How to Deepen Your Company's Community Involvement
Guest: Bobby Jenkins, owner ABC Home & Commercial Services
In this episode we discuss:
An update on Bobby's company, including the growth over the past few years — to the tune of employing more than 1,000 people and 13 percent average annual growth
Why and how ABC is working on its five-year strategic plan and is incorporating servant leadership training
Bobby's thoughts on succession planning, which he wrote about for Pest Management Professional magazine, and how he's being intentional about it
How ABC incorporates community involvement into its core values
Why Bobby hired a person dedicated to philanthropic efforts, including the firm's United Way campaign and its ABC Kite Festival
ABC's plans to initiate a program where it pays employees to volunteer at an organization of their choice and will make a donation in their honor
Bobby's take on how community involvement develops a positive culture and how ABC measures and tracks it with internal surveys
Why its important to share your company's philanthropic efforts
Bobby's advice for beginning to give back as a company and why small business owners are a good fit to join nonprofit boards
PMP Industry Insiders Episode 21: What Is Your Why? with Bobby Jenkins
Pest Management Professional magazine archives of Dan's columns and Bobby's columns
The Moss Pieratt Foundation, named for Bobby's grandson, who died from Sudden Unexplained Death in Childhood (SUDC)
Austin Gives, an initiative Bobby and his philanthropy coordinator Beth Krueger worked on together in the past
RecognizeGood, a nonprofit dedicated to highlighting people and organizations that give back
Notable: "We just want to give people the tools to go (volunteer) and give them the opportunity to go do it. Because when they do it, the community wins, I promise you the person who goes and does the work wins, and also ABC wins. This company benefits when people see us out in the community giving back."—Bobby Jenkins
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