How to Empower Hispanic and Latino Employees
“It is now forbidden not to smile in the face of problems, not to fight for what you want, not to give up everything out of fear, not to make your dreams come true.”
Chilean poet, diplomat, and
winner of the Nobel Prize in literature
Each year, the United States observes National Hispanic and Latino Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15 by celebrating the histories and cultures of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Latin America, and the Caribbean. The independence days of Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Mexico, and Chile fall between September 15–18, important dates to keep in mind as we empower our family, friends, and colleagues.
In 2023, the theme of Hispanic and Latino Heritage Month is “Driving Prosperity, Power, and Progress in America.” This September, we come together to recognize the significant biases and barriers that our communities continue to face, even as we celebrate the significant impact of Hispanic and Latino cultures.
In this toolkit, you will find intersectional ways to engage with nonprofits who celebrate and uplift Hispanic and Latino communities in the U.S. and around the world, so that your organization can make a positive social impact.
What is Deed’s “Cause of the Month” initiative?
Deed launched our “Cause of the Month” initiative in response to the important moments we see happening in the world around us. With our toolkits, we aim to inspire our client-partners and rally employees to become volunteers, donors, and leaders by supporting causes they really care about.
With “Cause of the Month,” we aim to bring greater context to periods of observance—from Pride Month to Women's History Month—such that anyone who reads our toolkit will have a clear plan of action for how to maintain their support today, tomorrow, for the rest of the month, and throughout the year.
What will I get in every “Cause of the Month” toolkit?
While every “Cause of the Month” toolkit has unique insights and engagement opportunities relevant to each particular cause, you can always expect us to cover certain areas.
For a better idea of what you’ll be getting, here’s what’s included in our Hispanic and Latino Heritage Month toolkit:
- Volunteering and giving opportunities in the U.S. and around the world.
- In-depth look at specific cause areas, including: civil rights, advocacy, economic opportunity, women/girls, LGBTQIA+, and more.
- A calendar of awareness days from September 15–October 15.
- Employee and employee resource group (ERG) engagement ideas, as well as a walkthrough of how to craft a social impact campaign to uplift Hispanic and Latino communities.
- Recommendations of worthwhile books, podcasts, and films on issues of importance to Hispanic and Latino communities.
Preview: “Cause of the Month: Hispanic and Latino Heritage”
Hispanic and Latino employees are the next generation of corporate leaders
Fostering a multicultural workplace that empowers employees from all backgrounds and perspectives to become leaders has never been more important. For Hispanic and Latino Heritage Month, social impact leaders are increasingly working to find ways to connect their employees with local communities and look at charitable giving and volunteering as an authentic strategy for diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB).
Deed is a workplace giving and volunteering platform that puts people first, because user experience shouldn’t stand between you and doing good. We help CSR and DEIB teams foster genuine human connection by empowering employees to support causes they care about together in-person and online. Backed by PayPal and a solid infrastructure of trusted payment processors, our Fortune 500 partners support +2 million nonprofits with ease. And together, our community is doing more good deeds everyday at work, at home, in our neighborhoods, and all over the world.
To work with a true partner in social impact this September, reach out now and receive the full “Cause of the Month: Hispanic and Latino Heritage Month” toolkit.