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CSR Partnerships: The Non-Profit Perspective

Partnerships between corporations and non-profits are the cornerstones of corporate community investment programs. Beyond community investment, corporations also often have strategic partnerships with NGOs in other areas including environment and supply chain (3r party audits/verifications), HR (non-profit EAP providers), and marketing (cause related marketing programs).
H0wever, corporations and non-profits are unlikely bedfellows. There are significant differences in operating styles, decision-making, planning cycles, and measurement systems. And, perhaps most fundamentally, the people who are drawn to work in the non-profit sector are often very different from those in corporations.
If you’re interested in better understanding how NGOs operate and how they approach building relationships with corporations watch the third episode of Conversations about CSR.
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