Thursday, June 17, 2010
If Your Company Is Giving Away Money, Make It Worthwhile | Fast Company: "Back in the day, there were rarely candid conversations between funders and their grantees. But that's improving, at least with regard to corporate funders. Today, in the era of corporate social responsibility (CSR), many corporate funders and their nonprofit grantees are beginning to engage in meaningful discussions in order to learn from each other, benefit each other, and accomplish meaningful results for the community. Corporate executives, especially those who are involved on nonprofit boards, gain a great deal of perspective from nonprofits about leadership, as well as global and regional issues, such as water, poverty, workforce development, disaster relief, economic development, among others."