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  • Our MissionTo engage high growth companies in corporate citizenship andphilanthropic efforts so that new and leveraged resources aregenerated for community benefit.

    Our WorkEntrepreneurs Foundation (EF) works with emergingcompanies to create, manage and implement corporatefoundations and community benefit programs.

    Our Vision Silicon Valley will be considered a leading community, notjust for our innovations but also for our corporatecommitment to the broader community.About Entrepreneurs FoundationSTRONGER COMPANIES. STRONGER COMMUNITIES.

  • Entrepreneurs Foundation serves as a catalyst for:

    Corporate Citizenship:Strategically engaging the organization in values based businessinitiatives that serve the enterprise and social change

    Community Involvement:Building awareness and active engagement in global communityRelations programs at all levels of the organization

    Philanthropy:Creating and implementing a model of giving that scales to theorganizations capacity

    STRONGER COMPANIES. STRONGER COMMUNITIES.A Catalyst for Companies & Communities


  • STRONGER COMPANIES. STRONGER COMMUNITIES.Engaging Companies in Corporate GivingCorporate Giving:Donate stock/stock optionsGive direct cash donationsProvide matching giftsCreate a corporate advised fundDonate office spaceDonate/discount product or servicesEF Participating CompanyCorporateGivingOpportunities for CBOs:Articulate needs for community/organization and activities. For example how much money do you need to raise, by when, and for what purposes.Promote benefits of every dollar raised on serving the the communitys needs. For example, $1 = 2.7lbs. of food or two full nutritious meals.Articulate in-kind donations needed, and the minimum standards for excepting those donations. For example, you are only able to accept computers with 64 MB, or higher, of RAM.

  • STRONGER COMPANIES. STRONGER COMMUNITIES.Engaging Companies in Employee VolunteerismEmployee Volunteerism:Sponsor team-based company days in the community Support individual involvement in community activitiesEncourage employees to take Board and other leadership roles with community benefit organizationsEncourage employees to provide skills-based volunteeringEnable civic engagement & participationEF Participating CompanyEmployee VolunteerismOpportunities for CBOs:Create volunteer opportunities for large groups, such as sorting food/toys/other items. Create volunteer opportunities for large groups that interface with your clients, such as serving meals.Understand and incorporate how the company wants to benefit from the group volunteer activities; for example, team building events.Identify volunteer opportunities for individuals, such as mentoring, coaching, training, and small scale projects Groom volunteers to take on leadership roles in your organization, such as board seats.

  • STRONGER COMPANIES. STRONGER COMMUNITIES.Engaging Companies in Employee GivingEF Participating CompanyEmployee Giving:Host drives for employees to contribute (e.g. food, backpacks, toys)Conduct fundraisers (e.g. silent auctions and bake sales)Enable employees to donate PTOEnable employees to make financial contributions through payroll deductionsSupport 10K and 5K walk/runsEmployee GivingOpportunities for CBOs:As with corporate giving, articulate your needs.Enlist corporations to participate in barrel drives for such items as canned foods, school supplies, toys and clothing.Facilitate wrap around events to support your organization. For example, in addition to the barrel drive, the corporation raises money through grassroots efforts, such as bake sales, to support the drive.Make it easy for individuals to contribute by joining the United Way, and/or provide a donate now button on your website.Cultivate volunteers, growing them into donors.

  • STRONGER COMPANIES. STRONGER COMMUNITIES.Engaging Companies in Employee GivingEF Participating CompanyCorporateInfrastructureCorporate Infrastructure:Create a community involvement (CI) mission statement that incorporates the companys mission, vision, and valuesSet goals for the program and community outcomesSurvey employee interestsForm an employee CI Planning TeamPlan an annual community calendarRecognize and reward employees for their participation

  • STRONGER COMPANIES. STRONGER COMMUNITIES.Engaging Companies in Business PracticesBusiness Practices:Institute policies such as volunteer time off (VTO), matching gifts, or dollars for doersEnable employees to donate PTOInstitute a payroll deduction programBecome an environmentally green company: waste and air pollution reduction, and energy saving measures (e.g. recycling, fluorescent light bulb, and alternative transportation programs)Order supplies where nonprofits benefitUse nonprofit staffing services that transition people back into the workforceEF Participating CompanyBusinessPracticesOpportunities for CBOs:Identify socially responsible practices, for example identifying computer recycling centers.Recommend socially responsible services to corporations, such as green supplies.Engage corporations in contributing to events, such as conferences or workshops.Enlist corporations to engage and participate in civic activities, such as legislative advocacy, or school initiatives, i.e. bonds.

  • STRONGER COMPANIES. STRONGER COMMUNITIES.Engaging Companies in Marketing/CommunicationsEF Participating CompanyMarketing/Communications:Educate employees on community needs Represent CI program on internal and external websitesPromote program through press release(s)Include program in employee orientations and handbookDevelop cause-related marketing campaigns Summarize community involvement & impact in annual reports to share with company stakeholdersSponsor nonprofit eventsPublish an annual calendarCelebrate results!Marketing/ CommunicationsOpportunities for CBOs:Provide corporations with resources and materials, such as brochures and other collateral.Provide statistics and other compelling information about community needs and impact.Speak at corporate, all-staff, communications meetings.Conduct onsite tours and provide demonstrations.Promote the corporation as a supporter in your collateral.Provide the corporation with a logo and link to add to their website.Celebrate the impact of the corporations involvement.

  • STRONGER COMPANIES. STRONGER COMMUNITIES.Engaging Community Partners EntrepreneursFoundationEngagements with the community must meet both corporate objectives & community needs.Types of engagements are selected based on company interests:Business prioritiesLeadership interestsEmployee interestsGeographic proximity to the companyIdeal community partners are organizationswho achieve their mission through broad community engagement and outreach.have multiple ways for people to get involved.have a well-organized volunteer program.provide education and outreach around community needs.can communicate impact/measurable results.

  • Ways to Engage EFKeep EF informed:Ongoing and upcoming volunteer activities, including seasonal activities, such as the holidays or Earth DayEF will promote on EFs Online Social NetworkEF staff will bring CBO opportunities to the attention of individual companies as appropriateSpecial, one-time needs, such as beautification projects, or supplies neededEvents, such as grand openings or fundraising eventsPersonnel changes, such as Executive Directors and Volunteer Coordinators

    Share Results/Impact:Numbers of people servedDemographics of those servedCommunity statisticsDirect impact of the help received by EF companiesStatistics on improvements or worsening of community needsAnnual ReportSTRONGER COMPANIES. STRONGER COMMUNITIES.Community-BenefitOrganization