Leveraging Good Will: Strengthening Nonprofits by Engaging Businesses

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John Wiley & Sons, Jul 8, 2005 - Business & Economics - 240 pages
Leveraging Good Will shows how nonprofit organizations can access the extraordinary resources of businesses, and how for-profits can benefit from partnering with nonprofits. Written by Alice Korngold—an expert in matching business professionals with nonprofit organizations—this important resource clearly demonstrates how nonprofits can gain valuable experience, expertise, relationships, and funding that will elevate and advance their organizations while businesses can build stronger relationships with the community and develop the next generation of leaders. Filled with illustrative examples and real-life success stories, Leveraging Good Will is an insider’s guide to what it takes for nonprofits to transform their organizations through partnerships with businesses. Step by step, the book outlines how to create a solid plan based on proven-in-practice techniques.
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Why Should Nonprofits Engage with Businesses?
1
Chapter 2 Why Should Businesses Engage with Nonprofits?
27
Chapter 3 Making the Match
49
Chapter 4 Making the Translation from the Business World to the Nonprofit World
79
Chapter 5 Understanding What It Means to Govern
105
Chapter 6 Building Better Boards
129
Chapter 7 Building Better Boards
149
Chapter 8 Strengthening Leadership
157
Chapter 9 Bold Vision and Iterative Planning
185
Chapter 10 Volunteerism as a Powerful New Force
197
References
203
Index
207
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Alice Korngold is a national consultant to businesses, foundations, nonprofit organizations, and universities in the areas of leadership development, corporate community involvement, the governance of nonprofit boards, strategic planning, philanthropy, and volunteerism. She was the founding president and chief executive officer of Business Volunteers Unlimited (BVU), which has trained and placed over one thousand business executives on three hundred nonprofit boards. Her work at BVU has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and The Chronicle of Philanthropy.

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