corporate partnership Posts

Introduction to Corporate Giving

This June, GlobalGiving is hosting a three-part webinar series on corporate giving. On Thursday June 14th we were pleased to have guest host, Kim Patton from the Foundation Center, join us for the first webinar in the series! Kim answered questions about corporate giving and offered suggestions for how your organization can create corporate partnerships. If you missed Kim’s webinar you can find some highlights below as well as links to her slideshow and discussion:

Listen to Kim’s presentation here and view the slides here.

Are you wondering if corporate partnerships are right for your organization and how your organization can find a possible corporate match? Kim suggests you reflect on the following questions:

  • How does corporate fundraising fit into your overall fundraising plan?
  • What are the types of companies with which you do/don’t want to work?
  • How will your various constituents react to a potential corporate donor?
  • How much time and effort can you put into securing corporate partnership?
  • Does your organization have volunteer opportunities for corporate employees?
  • Do corporate employees benefit from your organization’s work?

Putting your organization in the best position for securing corporate sponsorship

  • Utilize the contacts you have in the corporate world, network
  • Know what corporations are working in your community
  • Gauge your organization’s capacity to publicize corporate support

Finding corporate partners

  • Find companies located near you
  • Find companies which may be interested in your work, for example: Is the company’s work geared towards women?
  • Find companies providing the type of partnership that you need, example: volunteers, in-kind donations

How to approach a corporate supporter

  • Find out who in the company is the best person to speak with
  • Find an employee who is passionate about your cause
  • Come up with talking points that will help you connect

Resources to help with your corporate sponsorship search

How are GG’s corporate relationships benefitting your organization?

The following blog post was written by Victoria Gandy, the Outreach Associate for GlobalGiving’s Business Development Team.

Since its founding in 2002, GlobalGiving has formed partnerships with companies across a variety of industries in order to get more funding to your projects around the world!  We work with companies in a variety of ways – everything from getting employee donation matching funds for your projects to giving larger corporate grants to a few select projects.

Trainings: Holiday Giving, Volunteer Programs, Managing Donors, and GG Corporate Partnerships

This past Saturday, October 23rd, GlobalGiving hosted its first ever workshop for partner organizations in the DC area! We were excited to have the opportunity to host 15 organizations in our downtown-DC office, to show off some of our newest features and to hear our partners’ thoughts and suggestions for GlobalGiving.