Corporate Citizenship- The Government Can't Do It All
The declining capacity of government has increased the necessity for private sector philanthropy in recent years. Corporate citizenship has long been a staple in the business plan of many large corporations. Today, the generosity of smaller, local business is defining the success of many nonprofit organizations and having significant impact on their ability to fulfill the needs of clients.
Charities look to local business for donations to support operating expense, to provide program funding, facilities upkeep and/or expansion, to sponsor fundraising events through cash or in-kind contributions. Even the smallest of businesses can support their favorite nonprofit organizations through donations of items and services for silent and live auctions that can significantly increase the net proceeds.
In addition, owners, managers and employees of these same companies also support the local nonprofit community through their personal philanthropy. These are the generous folks writing personal checks to support the causes they care about, buying the special event tickets, auction and raffle items and participating in the run and walk-a-thons.
Successful companies know that philanthropy is good for business. Reports indicate that customers prefer to do business with philanthropic companies and the best people prefer to work for the same.
However your company elects to conduct it's philanthropy--laser-light focused in one specific area, or more general appealing to broad interests of owners and employees, cash, in-kind, operating or program, JUST DO IT. (Nike, one of our country's most successful companies and a philanthropic leaders coined that!)
The collective impact will make a difference.
Gaining a higher return on your company’s charitable investments.
A Community Foundation is a cost-effective mechanism for matching local community needs to the charitable goals and interests of individuals, families and businesses.
The Foundation serves a wide range of community needs including Arts & Culture, Education, Environmental & Historic Preservation, Health and Human Services.
Benefits of a corporate giving program are many. By partnering with us your business can:
- Cultivate positive name recognition in the greater Albuquerque area
- Enhance your reputation and goodwill in the community
- Support local initiatives that strengthen our community now and for the future
- Inspire a corporate culture of community involvement, civic leadership and volunteerism in your company
- Expose your employees to new ideas and important community issues
- Build trust with community leaders, elected officials, beneficiaries, and other stakeholders
“Bank of the West supports the Albuquerque Community Foundation because of the many programs and organizations they support that enhance education, community betterment, arts and culture, health and human services, youth development, recreation and the environment in the growing Albuquerque community.”
Southwest Division Executive, EVP
Bank of the West
"At Bank of Albuquerque, serving our community is more than a commitment, it's our culture. For that reason, we believe in giving back every day and in many different ways. We are pleased to support the important work of the Community Foundation and its effort to provide funding to nonprofit organizations in our community who provide critical services to those with the greatest need."
Bank of Albuquerque
Please consider becoming a Corporate Partner in Philanthropy:
2013 Corporate Partners
Community Builder - $10,000
Corporate Ambassador - $5,000
Integrated Control Systems
The Martin-Jordan Group at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney
New Mexico Educators Federal Credit Union
New Mexico Gas Company
New Mexico Mutual
Corporate Community Benefactor - $2,500
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