Here are the expenses that most ERGs will need to to be successful:
● Swag: Techies love free shirts or other wearables! Enable your company to wear your colors loud and proud by releasing shirts during Pride month. It’s an easy way to boost visibility, and again, a great way to attract diverse talent.
● Marketing and promotion: Think collateral. Paper, printing, flyers, invitations, that your company doesn’t provide for free. Also- if we may be so bold- a Graphic Designer for a logo, and/or pro photographers for big events!
● Food and beverage: Snacks, pizza, White Claws, Strawberry Nesquik? Remember to regularly ask about dietary restrictions and allergies (last 3 are out for us!)
● Venue rentals: These only apply if you’re looking to throw large events or your office cannot accommodate events – not a great use of funding, if you can avoid it. For meetings, try to score an empty conference room, or take it outside to a cafe or bar across the street.