Businesses that are interested in corporate philanthropy can ask our librarians for the guide, Corporate Giving: Options and Strategies. Published by the Council on Foundations, the booklet explores several key topics including legal issues, the planning process, administration, grantmaking, and communications.
--You might know about the options for corporate philanthropy, such as company-sponsored foundations and direct-giving programs, but the guide also notes that some businesses may establish donor-advised funds at community foundations. Chapter 1 contains a chart to help you compare the options.
--What would your personal role be in the new corporate giving program? Turn to page 51 for a chart that outlines the different roles chief executives, chief operating officers, senior executives, and other managers may have at the planning, establishment, and implementation phases.
--How do you increase the visibility of your work? Get some quick ideas on page 91 with the sidebar “Tips for Getting Media Interested in Corporate Contributions.”
Note: The guide is an update to Sylvia Clark and Kate Dewey's publication, Organizing Corporate Contributions, and has been revised by Ricky A. Weiss.