How to Cultivate a Spirit of Service and Giving Back in Your Organization

Adam J. Cheshier
4 min readAug 14, 2021

For those looking for how to cultivate a spirit of service in your organization, the answer may not be so far away. That’s what we will talk about today.

Creating the Spirit for Giving Back

Here’s a list of qualities you must ensure your organization upholds to guarantee a spirit of service.

1. It Starts with You

Before we begin, we must include this part. Within any organization, spirit starts from the top. Whether you see it or not, you set the tone of the whole operation.

By bringing a spirit of service to your organization each and every day, you will create a chain reaction of that same mentality that flutters all the way to the bottom.

In any business, the workplace environment begins at the top. Remember that. Now, let’s get into it. . .

2. Spirit Comes from a Mission

First and foremost, ask yourself what your mission statement really stands for. Did you write the mission statement with the spirit of your generosity in mind or did you write it to check off some important boxes for donors?

A good, authentic mission statement is important on so many levels, but one is to kick-off that spirit of service within the organization. In order to give it the spirit, it must be personal, individual, humbling, and completely authentic.

3. Spirit Spreads in Numbers

It is true, most spirit rides in numbers. If there are only a few people who understand the true spirit of your organization, it will be hard to capture that feeling of giving back. In that sense, it is important that those working around you every day understand the spirit your organization was born with.

If there is a core group of people who uphold the spirit of service, that environment will trickle down to the volunteers and others involved.

4. Personal Well-Being Goes a Long Way



Adam J. Cheshier

Documenting obscure pockets of the world across long-distance overland expeditions. Recently celebrated 7 years of nomadism.