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Engaging Our Companies in the Community STRONGER COMPANIES. STRONGER COMMUNITIES.
<ul><li>Our Mission </li></ul><ul><li>To engage high growth companies in corporate citizenship and </li></ul><ul><li>phila...
<ul><li>Entrepreneurs Foundation serves as a catalyst for:   </li></ul><ul><li>Corporate Citizenship: </li></ul><ul><li>Th...
STRONGER COMPANIES. STRONGER COMMUNITIES. Working with EF
STRONGER COMPANIES. STRONGER COMMUNITIES. Engaging Companies in Corporate Giving <ul><li>Corporate Giving: </li></ul><ul><...
STRONGER COMPANIES. STRONGER COMMUNITIES. Engaging Companies in Employee Volunteerism <ul><li>Employee Volunteerism: </li>...
STRONGER COMPANIES. STRONGER COMMUNITIES. Engaging Companies in Employee Giving EF Participating Company <ul><li>Employee ...
STRONGER COMPANIES. STRONGER COMMUNITIES. Engaging Companies in Employee Giving EF Participating Company Corporate Infrast...
STRONGER COMPANIES. STRONGER COMMUNITIES. Engaging Companies in Business Practices <ul><li>Business Practices: </li></ul><...
STRONGER COMPANIES. STRONGER COMMUNITIES. Engaging Companies in Marketing/Communications EF Participating Company <ul><li>...
STRONGER COMPANIES. STRONGER COMMUNITIES. Sample Timeline  Program Maintained Implement Program EF Develops Strategic Plan...
Company Roles & Responsibilities <ul><li>CEO   </li></ul><ul><li>Executes stock agreement </li></ul><ul><li>Attends annual...
STRONGER COMPANIES. STRONGER COMMUNITIES. EF  Roles & Responsibilities   Entrepreneurs Foundation <ul><li>Facilitator </li...
Member Services <ul><li>EF Bay Area Website:  http://www.efbayarea.org   </li></ul><ul><li>The  Resources and Tools  secti...
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Entrepreneurs Foundation of Ann Arbor

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Entrepreneurs Foundation of Ann Arbor

  1. 1. Engaging Our Companies in the Community STRONGER COMPANIES. STRONGER COMMUNITIES.
  2. 2. <ul><li>Our Mission </li></ul><ul><li>To engage high growth companies in corporate citizenship and </li></ul><ul><li>philanthropic efforts so that new and leveraged resources are </li></ul><ul><li>generated for community benefit. </li></ul><ul><li>Our Work </li></ul><ul><li>Entrepreneurs Foundation (EF) works with emerging </li></ul><ul><li>companies to create, manage and implement corporate </li></ul><ul><li>foundations and community benefit programs. </li></ul><ul><li>Our Vision </li></ul><ul><li>Ann Arbor will be considered a leading community, not </li></ul><ul><li>just for our innovations but also for our corporate </li></ul><ul><li>commitment to the broader community. </li></ul>About Entrepreneurs Foundation STRONGER COMPANIES. STRONGER COMMUNITIES.
  3. 3. <ul><li>Entrepreneurs Foundation serves as a catalyst for: </li></ul><ul><li>Corporate Citizenship: </li></ul><ul><li>The strategy that underpins a company's mission and the choices made each day by the executives and employees as they engage with society. </li></ul><ul><li>Community Involvement: </li></ul><ul><li>Building awareness and active engagement at all levels of the organization in social issues that impact quality of life. </li></ul><ul><li>Philanthropy: </li></ul><ul><li>Cash donations of any kind by corporations or employees. </li></ul>STRONGER COMPANIES. STRONGER COMMUNITIES. A Catalyst for Companies & Communities
  4. 4. STRONGER COMPANIES. STRONGER COMMUNITIES. Working with EF
  5. 5. STRONGER COMPANIES. STRONGER COMMUNITIES. Engaging Companies in Corporate Giving <ul><li>Corporate Giving: </li></ul><ul><li>Donate stock/stock options </li></ul><ul><li>Give direct cash donations </li></ul><ul><li>Provide matching gifts </li></ul><ul><li>Create a corporate advised fund </li></ul><ul><li>Donate office space </li></ul><ul><li>Donate/discount product or services </li></ul>EF Participating Company Corporate Giving <ul><li>Examples: </li></ul><ul><li>Combined, EF Bay Area companies have given over $8.2 M to community benefit organizations such as Second Harvest Food Bank, Resource Area for Teaching, Family Giving Tree and Partners in School Innovation. </li></ul><ul><li>8 EF Bay Area companies have created Corporate Advised Funds (Company Foundation). </li></ul>
  6. 6. STRONGER COMPANIES. STRONGER COMMUNITIES. Engaging Companies in Employee Volunteerism <ul><li>Employee Volunteerism: </li></ul><ul><li>Sponsor team-based company days in the community </li></ul><ul><li>Support individual involvement in community activities </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage employees to take Board and other leadership roles with community benefit organizations </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage employees to provide skills-based volunteering </li></ul><ul><li>Enable civic engagement & participation </li></ul>EF Participating Company <ul><li>Examples: </li></ul><ul><li>In 2008, EF Bay Area Company employees contributed over 7,600 hours to the community. </li></ul><ul><li>Companies align CI activities with cross functional team building, spirit programs, and leadership development initiatives. </li></ul>Employee Volunteerism
  7. 7. STRONGER COMPANIES. STRONGER COMMUNITIES. Engaging Companies in Employee Giving EF Participating Company <ul><li>Employee Giving: </li></ul><ul><li>Host drives for employees to contribute (e.g. food, backpacks, toys) </li></ul><ul><li>Conduct fundraisers (e.g. silent auctions and bake sales) </li></ul><ul><li>Enable employees to donate PTO </li></ul><ul><li>Enable employees to make financial contributions through payroll deductions </li></ul><ul><li>Support 10K and 5K walk/runs </li></ul><ul><li>Examples: </li></ul><ul><li>In 2008, EF Bay Area companies donated approximately 95,000 lbs of food, 1,400 toys and 1,500 backpacks through company hosted drives. </li></ul><ul><li>Companies sponsor auctions to raise funds for local organizations. Auction items have included lunch with the CEO! </li></ul>Employee Giving
  8. 8. STRONGER COMPANIES. STRONGER COMMUNITIES. Engaging Companies in Employee Giving EF Participating Company Corporate Infrastructure <ul><li>Corporate Infrastructure: </li></ul><ul><li>Create a community involvement (CI) mission statement that incorporates the company’s mission, vision, and values </li></ul><ul><li>Set goals for the program and community outcomes </li></ul><ul><li>Survey employee interests </li></ul><ul><li>Form an employee CI Planning Team </li></ul><ul><li>Plan an annual community calendar </li></ul><ul><li>Recognize and reward employees for their participation </li></ul><ul><li>Examples: </li></ul><ul><li>Companies sponsor group volunteer activities or drives (such as food, toy, and backpack drives) </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership incorporates community involvement initiatives into the company’s business strategy and human resources objectives. </li></ul>
  9. 9. STRONGER COMPANIES. STRONGER COMMUNITIES. Engaging Companies in Business Practices <ul><li>Business Practices: </li></ul><ul><li>Institute policies such as volunteer time off (VTO), matching gifts, or dollars for doers </li></ul><ul><li>Enable employees to donate PTO </li></ul><ul><li>Institute a payroll deduction program </li></ul><ul><li>Become an environmentally green company: waste and air pollution reduction, and energy saving measures (e.g. recycling, fluorescent light bulb, and alternative transportation programs) </li></ul><ul><li>Order supplies where nonprofits benefit </li></ul><ul><li>Use nonprofit staffing services that transition people back into the workforce </li></ul>EF Participating Company Business Practices <ul><li>Examples from EF Bay Area: </li></ul><ul><li>Approximately 25% of EF Bay Area companies have VTO policies ranging from 8 to 40 hours per year. </li></ul><ul><li>Companies purchase their supplies from Give Something Back. </li></ul><ul><li>Temporary employees for projects are hired from Hope Rehabilitation Services. </li></ul><ul><li>Companies enable employees to purchase train and bus passes through pre-tax deductions from their payroll. </li></ul>
  10. 10. STRONGER COMPANIES. STRONGER COMMUNITIES. Engaging Companies in Marketing/Communications EF Participating Company <ul><li>Marketing/Communications : </li></ul><ul><li>Educate employees on community needs </li></ul><ul><li>Represent CI program on internal and external websites </li></ul><ul><li>Promote program through press release(s) </li></ul><ul><li>Include program in employee orientations and handbook </li></ul><ul><li>Develop cause-related marketing campaigns </li></ul><ul><li>Summarize community involvement & impact in annual reports to share with company stakeholders </li></ul><ul><li>Sponsor nonprofit events </li></ul><ul><li>Publish an annual calendar </li></ul><ul><li>Celebrate results! </li></ul><ul><li>Examples: </li></ul><ul><li>Companies partner with clients on their CI initiatives. </li></ul><ul><li>Community organizations present at all-hands meetings. </li></ul><ul><li>Companies include their CI program in their internal and external websites, bulletin boards, and newsletters including links to the organizations they support, employee activities, photos and recognition awards. </li></ul>Marketing/ Communications
  11. 11. STRONGER COMPANIES. STRONGER COMMUNITIES. Sample Timeline Program Maintained Implement Program EF Develops Strategic Plan & Convenes CI Team Company All Hands & Survey Launch CEO/EF Meeting Framework for Program Resolution & Agreement
  12. 12. Company Roles & Responsibilities <ul><li>CEO </li></ul><ul><li>Executes stock agreement </li></ul><ul><li>Attends annual meeting with EF to review program </li></ul><ul><li>Acts as an EF advocate </li></ul><ul><li>Executive Liaison </li></ul><ul><li>Provides communication to and from company leadership </li></ul><ul><li>Encourages leadership involvement in activities </li></ul><ul><li>Participates as member of community involvement team </li></ul><ul><li>CI Liaison </li></ul><ul><li>Administers program with community involvement team </li></ul><ul><li>Provides EF with data on CI program annually </li></ul><ul><li>Keeps EF informed about CI activities </li></ul><ul><li>Marketing Liaison </li></ul><ul><li>Provides EF with company logo </li></ul><ul><li>Includes community involvement on website & intranet </li></ul><ul><li>Promotes CI program as appropriate (e.g. annual report, press releases) </li></ul><ul><li>Community Involvement Team </li></ul><ul><li>Plans and coordinates CI activities </li></ul><ul><li>Champions and promotes CI activities </li></ul><ul><li>Provides communication to and from employees </li></ul>STRONGER COMPANIES. STRONGER COMMUNITIES. EF Participating Company
  13. 13. STRONGER COMPANIES. STRONGER COMMUNITIES. EF Roles & Responsibilities Entrepreneurs Foundation <ul><li>Facilitator </li></ul><ul><li>Makes it easy for your company to put aside philanthropy funds </li></ul><ul><li>Helps your company develop your CI program </li></ul><ul><li>Connects your company with community organizations that match your areas of interest </li></ul><ul><li>Engages your community involvement team </li></ul><ul><li>Consultant </li></ul><ul><li>Helps your company develop community involvement strategies that compliment your company’s business strategies </li></ul><ul><li>Develops appropriate policies and procedures </li></ul><ul><li>Conducts employee survey </li></ul><ul><li>Works with you to evaluate and plan for your program on a yearly basis </li></ul><ul><li>Advisor </li></ul><ul><li>Provides guidance on all things related to your community involvement program </li></ul><ul><li>Helps research and vet appropriate community organizations with which to work </li></ul><ul><li>Is a sounding board for ideas and challenges </li></ul><ul><li>Provides a learning community to share best practices & lessons learned </li></ul><ul><li>Extra Pair of Hands </li></ul><ul><li>Assists in coordinating community involvement activities as needed and appropriate </li></ul><ul><li>Drafts communications to employees and key stakeholders </li></ul><ul><li>Drafts policies and procedures </li></ul>
  14. 14. Member Services <ul><li>EF Bay Area Website: http://www.efbayarea.org </li></ul><ul><li>The Resources and Tools section offers a clearinghouse of tools, resources, and examples focusing on specific components of implementing community involvement programs. </li></ul><ul><li>EFCommunity Online Social Network: http://efcommunity.ning.com </li></ul><ul><li>A place for anyone, anywhere to connect anytime and share ideas, ask questions, find resources, and more around corporate community involvement, philanthropy, and social responsibility. </li></ul><ul><li>EF Initiatives </li></ul><ul><li>Network-wide community involvement activities that address social concerns such as health, hunger, education and environment. Initiatives demonstrate how together EF members generate greater community impact. </li></ul><ul><li>Roundtables </li></ul><ul><li>An opportunity for community involvement managers to network with each other and focus on the implementation of specific components of CCI programs. </li></ul><ul><li>EF Newsletter </li></ul><ul><li>A quarterly email with news about our companies in action, upcoming events and activities, tips, pointers, and much more. </li></ul><ul><li>EF Events </li></ul><ul><li>Powered by EF Gala </li></ul><ul><li>Corporate Citizenship Conference </li></ul>STRONGER COMPANIES. STRONGER COMMUNITIES. EF Network
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