CORPORATE PHILANTHROPY SHOULD BRING A RETURN ON INVESTMENT

There is plenty of evidence that corporate philanthropy initiatives can and do pay dividends, even though there may be no way to attach a cash value to them:

  • Positive product or company differentiation
  • avorable positioning among your competitors
  • Improved customer loyalty
  • Resilience to negative information
  • Positive impact on employee attitude
  • Improved ability to attract employees
  • Increased investor and stockholder pride
  • Increased credibility
  • Enhanced community goodwill
  • New & enhanced relationships with civic and community leaders

When a corporate philanthropy program effectively targets these business objectives as an integral part of the company’s strategy to maintain a competitive edge, it begins to pay significant dividends.


WHY ARE COMPANIES MISSING OUT ON THE STRATEGIC BENEFITS OF PHILANTHROPY?

To start with, maybe they aren’t sure how to evaluate the strategic value of philanthropy for their particular business objectives. And even when they do, companies can quickly run up against limitations – limited knowledge and insight regarding specific approaches that integrate philanthropy with business objectives, limited resources for developing a program, limited familiarity with the nonprofit world…


HOW CAN TCI MAKE A DIFFERENCE?

At TCI, we offer everything your company needs to make your philanthropy more strategic and effective beginning right now. We bring success through our ability to:

  • Leverage your company’s existing strengths in service of philanthropy
  • Identify, create and develop strategic links between your company’s
    philanthropy and your stakeholders
  • Bridge the gaps of language, culture and world view that arise in corporate-nonprofit relationships
  • Enhance your company’s image by strategically developing greater public awareness of philanthropic activities


SERVICES IN CORPORATE PHILANTHROPY ASSESSMENT


Corporate Philanthropy Program Audit

TCI can conduct a review of your existing giving programs and provide you with valuable feedback on how to improve efficiency and effectiveness.


Corporate Values Audit

Clarifying your company’s values & mission may be a key step in aligning your philanthropy with business objectives. We guide you through assessments and exercises designed to hone the purpose and sharpen the focus of your corporate giving program.



PLANNING & IMPLEMENTATION


Philanthropic Strategic Plan

Once you know where you want to go with your corporate philanthropy, we will work with you to create the map that will get you there.


Corporate Philanthropy Program Development

At TCI, we can assist you in many ways to develop your philanthropy program. The goal is always to maximize the impact of corporate giving for both your company and the nonprofits you support.



NONPROFIT IDENTIFICATION & SELECTION


Qualification of Candidates

Whether the list of prospective grant recipients comes from you or from us, you can have the reassurance that an organization receiving the benefit of your corporate dollars has been carefully screened. That is because TCI utilizes a unique system, developed on the basis of our extensive knowledge of how successful nonprofits should function, to compile objective ratings of individual nonprofits.


Selection of Recipients

If you want TCI’s input into the selection process, our role can range from simply joining the dialogue on selection to overseeing the entire selection and notification process.



MANAGEMENT & EVALUATION

TCI is available for ongoing consultation and management of all aspects of your philanthropic program. And when you want to fine-tune, revise or revamp programs, we will have the background information and data at hand to simplify the process of mapping your continued success.


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