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Information about philanthrony

Published on February 18, 2008

Author: Susett


The Role of Strategic Philanthropy in Marketing Strategy:  The Role of Strategic Philanthropy in Marketing Strategy Linda Ferrell University of Northern Colorado Debbie Thorne LeClair Mississippi State University Strategic Philanthropy:  Strategic Philanthropy The synergistic use of organizational core competencies & resources to address key stakeholders interests & to achieve both organizational & social benefits -goes beyond traditional benevolent philanthropy -involves financial & nonfinancial contributions In General, Strategic Philanthropy is...:  In General, Strategic Philanthropy is... “A blueprint for making thoughtful, reasoned, informed, and meaningful contributions to organizations that match an individual’s interests & concerns.” homelessness pollution & environmental issues literacy & education AIDs Source: Anne Marie Kemp (1999) “Innovation Important to the Future of Philanthropy,” Rocky Mountain News, Feb. 5, pp. 63A. General Benefits of Strategic Philanthropy...:  General Benefits of Strategic Philanthropy... more businesslike approach to philanthropy produces a better organizational image increases employee loyalty improves customer relations When Target Surveyed Employees Involved in Volunteerism...:  When Target Surveyed Employees Involved in Volunteerism... 74% agreed or strongly agreed that employee morale and commitment to the company was strengthened in addition, they indicated that experience brought new skills to the company that significantly enhanced Target’s image in the community Are good deeds & good business mutually exclusive?:  Are good deeds & good business mutually exclusive? John Damonti, President - Bristrol Myers Squibb Foundation:  John Damonti, President - Bristrol Myers Squibb Foundation “When you align your contributions with your business focus, you then can draw on the greater wealth of the corporation’s people, information & resources.” American Express...:  American Express... global financial & travel company contributed funds & know-how to institute the development of the Academy of Travel & Tourism in Hungary provided benefits to the Hungarian economy provided benefits to AMEX: understanding of Hungarian market & enhanced employee entrepreneurial skills Timberland...:  Timberland... offers free boots to “City Year” youth activists supports youth development & from a business point of view: “we want their hip, urban friends to want them too” Other Strategic Philanthropy Programs...:  Other Strategic Philanthropy Programs... ADT Security company giving alarm systems to battered women Kimberly-Clark building playgrounds in poor neighborhoods Barnes & Noble promoting literacy Coca-Cola is supporting local Boys & Girls Clubs Cause Related Marketing vs. Strategic Philanthropy:  Cause Related Marketing vs. Strategic Philanthropy tieing your product directly to an organizational concern % of products sales are donated to a cause appealing to a relevant target market Avon-Breast Cancer Awareness % of sales of “Pink Ribbon” products donated over $25 million raised Corporate Contributions...:  Corporate Contributions... donations to “cause programs” now exceed $700 million annually What do stakeholders expect? 1999 Cone-Roper Consumer Survey Results...:  1999 Cone-Roper Consumer Survey Results... 61% of American consumers think cause related branding should be standard business practice 80% have a more positive image of a company who supports a cause 66% indicated they were more likely to trust a company that is aligned with a social cause Con-Agra...:  Con-Agra... major food producer supports “feeding children better” sets up Kid’s Cafes-after school kitchens run by & for children meals meet or exceed USDA requirements for nutrition yields good press, pleases employees, & generates significant shareholder interest Kraft Foods...:  Kraft Foods... sponsors “Feed-the-Hungry” Initiatives hoping to be positioned as a food company that cares How to chose a charitable alliance...:  How to chose a charitable alliance... look beyond your headquarters & current markets think beyond dollars: employee time, products, services think long term: try to develop longer term relationships with causes & organizations Three Categories of Socially Responsible Companies...:  Three Categories of Socially Responsible Companies... Open handlers-highest level of corporate consciousness Ben & Jerry’s-go to great lengths to buy from minority or disadvantaged suppliers Tom’s of Maine-toothpaste & personal care products-shuts down his factories 4 times a yr. (costing $100,000 each time) to allow his employees to attend meetings on environmental & social issues Three Categories of Socially Responsible Companies...:  Three Categories of Socially Responsible Companies... Practicing what they preach-companies with a long term commitment to a cause McDonald’s Restaurants -Ronald McDonald Children’s Charities Three Categories of Socially Responsible Companies...:  Three Categories of Socially Responsible Companies... Image builders-pure cause-related marketing represents the vast majority of companies adopting a cause to ‘brighten’ the corporate image or generate sales State Farm Insurance- supports womens sports events Team Activity...:  Team Activity... Form teams of 3-4 and make up a strategic philanthropy program for a company that you have some knowledge about: one you work for one you have interviewed with or, one you are very familiar with: products, services, and culture

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