At Wordit CDE, (the parent company of BecomeShakespeare.com), we have a rule of not donating funds to NGOs / Causes as a company policy. We find high-handed philanthropy an uncomfortable domain. It is surely not our expertise; hence we do not have a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) policy. However, we love contributing to social causes by using our expertise to help with challenges faced by socially inclined organizations. As our employees contribute towards the causes, we have an ESR policy.
ShramDaan (Hindi word meaning ‘Contribution in form of Work’)
ShramDaan is an Indian concept of contributing work hours for a cause. It helps the cause, as well as makes one feel like one plays an active part in the cause. At Wordit CDE, every employee allocates minimum of two working hours every week or one day a month for supporting causes, more if he or she so desires.
The defined working hours towards social causes is a part of the employment terms and has KRAs assigned. We take projects as a team, and a set of employees work on the same with given milestones and timelines. We prefer working on projects on a one-time basis, which will not call for our intervention later. The work put in is not charged for in any way.
Strengths: Our various teams have strengths of content creation, designs, pre-press work, project management, fund raising, business planning, business process setting, etc.