2009 EF Venture Capital Presentation (PowerPoint 617KB)

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2009 EF Venture Capital Presentation (PowerPoint 617KB)

  1. 1. STRONGER COMPANIES. STRONGER COMMUNITIES.
  2. 2. <ul><li>Our Mission </li></ul><ul><li>To engage companies in corporate citizenship and </li></ul><ul><li>philanthropic efforts so that new and leveraged resources are generated for community benefit. </li></ul><ul><li>Our Work </li></ul><ul><li>Entrepreneurs Foundation (EF) works with companies to create, manage and implement corporate foundations and community benefit programs. </li></ul><ul><li>Our Vision </li></ul><ul><li>Companies, regardless of size or stage of maturity, will be engaged in meaningful philanthropic and community initiatives </li></ul>About Entrepreneurs Foundation STRONGER COMPANIES. STRONGER COMMUNITIES.
  3. 3. <ul><li>A Network </li></ul><ul><li>-800 Companies worldwide have joined EF since 1998 </li></ul><ul><li>A Leveraged Investment </li></ul><ul><li>- For every dollar given to EF, 3 dollars has been invested back into the community </li></ul><ul><li>- $18M in community benefit has been generated since 1998 </li></ul><ul><li>A Resource </li></ul><ul><li>-EF provides expertise, advice, tools, resources, materials, and hands-on support so that companies can be successful in their corporate citizenship, philanthropic and community efforts </li></ul><ul><li>A Leader in CSR Movement </li></ul><ul><li>- No other organization provides a comprehensive approach to corporate philanthropy and community involvement. </li></ul>About Entrepreneurs Foundation STRONGER COMPANIES. STRONGER COMMUNITIES.
  4. 4. STRONGER COMPANIES. STRONGER COMMUNITIES. Community Involvement Makes Business Sense <ul><li>85% polled say a company’s commitment to a social issue is important when deciding which companies they want to see doing business in their local community . 1 </li></ul><ul><li>74% polled say a company’s commitment to a social issue is important when deciding which products and services to recommend to other people . 1 </li></ul><ul><li>86% of Americans say that when price and quality are equal, they will reward companies that support a cause with their business . 1 </li></ul><ul><li>81% of corporations use employee volunteering programs as a resource for achieving strategic business goals - up from 31% in 1992 . 2 </li></ul><ul><li>74% of companies surveyed agree that volunteerism increases employee productivity. 3 </li></ul><ul><li>81% of companies view employee volunteerism as directly affecting the bottom line. 3 </li></ul><ul><li>Source: 1) 2004 Cone Corporate Citizenship Study: Building Brand Trust, 2)  APCO 2004 Corporate Social Responsibility Study, 2) NonProfit Times March 2002, 3) Points of Light Foundation, 1999 </li></ul>
  5. 5. STRONGER COMPANIES. STRONGER COMMUNITIES. Community Involvement Builds Brand Trust <ul><li>72% of study participants say that they have purchased a company’s product and 61% have recommended a company to others based on positive corporate responsibility. 2 </li></ul><ul><li>60% of opinion elites reports boycotting a company’s products due to negative corporate responsibility news. 2 </li></ul><ul><li>69% of Americans say corporate citizenship is important to their trust in a business. 3 </li></ul><ul><li>52% report they are very or somewhat likely to increase or start their business with a company specifically because of its corporate citizenship record. 3 </li></ul><ul><li>91% say that they have a more positive image of a product or company when it supports a cause . 1 </li></ul><ul><li>Source: 1) 2004 Cone Corporate Citizenship Study: Building Brand Trust, 2)  APCO 2004 Corporate Social Responsibility Study, 3) 2004 Golin Harris International Study </li></ul>
  6. 6. STRONGER COMPANIES. STRONGER COMMUNITIES. <ul><li>62% said they would prefer to work for companies that give them opportunities to contribute their talents to nonprofits. 1 </li></ul><ul><li>82% indicated that the (volunteer) activity helps them develop leadership and other important workplace skills 1 </li></ul><ul><li>93% of corporations surveyed said their volunteer programs helped improve employee teamwork. 2 </li></ul><ul><li>Source: 1) Deloitte & Touche 2007 (Volunteer IMPACT Survey of Gen Y), 2) Points of Light Foundation 1999 </li></ul>Community Involvement Enhances Corporate Cultures
  7. 7. <ul><li>NO CASH OUTLAY </li></ul><ul><li>Venture-backed companies join EF with equity. </li></ul><ul><li>The equity supports: </li></ul><ul><li>Company’s own corporate foundation or philanthropy fund. </li></ul><ul><li>Customized philanthropic and community involvement program development and implementation. </li></ul>How to Join: Private/Venture Backed Companies STRONGER COMPANIES. STRONGER COMMUNITIES.
  8. 8. STRONGER COMPANIES. STRONGER COMMUNITIES. Working with Entrepreneurs Foundation: Program Offerings
  9. 9. Sample Member Companies STRONGER COMPANIES. STRONGER COMMUNITIES.
  10. 10. Representative Samples of Services <ul><li>Established the company’s philanthropic fund with pre-IPO equity, provided resources and developed partnership to implement a matching gift program, surveyed employees for interests and involvement, connected company to local non profits within their interest areas. </li></ul><ul><li>Seed funded corporate foundation with pre-IPO equity, facilitated cross-functional team meetings to align departmental goals and business objectives; developing cause marketing program to support organizations aligned with industry focus. </li></ul><ul><li>Managed multiple strategic planning sessions for the member’s Foundation Board; conducted a global employee survey; provided resources to establish a framework and protocol for Board </li></ul><ul><li>Developing strategic plan to create and expand Foundation Board and Global Community Volunteer Councils; conducting a global employee survey to seek and select council participants </li></ul><ul><li>Created proposal for the member’s Board of Directors to establish a Foundation; coordinated Holiday service activities; conducted a global employee survey; facilitated the expansion of community involvement team(s); developed a comprehensive citizenship strategy </li></ul>
  11. 11. Get Involved <ul><li>Diane Solinger </li></ul><ul><li>Executive Director </li></ul><ul><li>408-278-2203 </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Dipti Pratt </li></ul><ul><li>Marketing Director </li></ul><ul><li>408-278-2285 </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>www.efbayarea.org </li></ul>STRONGER COMPANIES. STRONGER COMMUNITIES.

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