"Qualitative goals for an environment that sustains capital investment, rewards entrepreneurs, and promotes an educated and loyal workforce need to be set. Business can then determine how to improve the conditions upon which it relies for long–term profitability. Doris Rubenstein has given us a vision of those qualitative goals along with very practical suggestions for enlightened business self–interest."
From the Introduction by Stephen B. Young
Global Executive Director, The Caux Round Table
"Doris Rubenstein’s book makes sound financial sense and should be a must–read for executives of all businesses, small and large alike. She exhibits an intimate understanding of the fiscal demands and corporate concerns of business owners when first establishing relationships with charities. Rubenstein presents a sensible, ethical, and effective approach to corporate philanthropy that is much needed in today’s world. If (small) businesses are the lifeblood of a community, her book is an important guide to how they can forge a partnership to achieve civic and cultural improvement and success."
Russell Rothman, Executive Vice President
M. Rothman & Co, Inc.
"Organizations have a tendency to underestimate the value of incorporating a systematic, focused approach to practicing good corporate citizenship within their management system. This text offers a compelling philosophy, along with a practical approach to manage this important part of your management system."
Gary D. Floss, Managing Director, BlueFire Partners
Board Member of American Society for Quality
Part One: Background.
Chapter 1. Philanthropy and Corporate Citizenship.
Chapter 2. Why Conduct a Corporate Citizenship Program?
Chapter 3. Who Gives?
Part Two: Practical Guidance for Planning Your Program.
Chapter 4. Choosing the Decision Makers and Procedures.
Chapter 5. Defining the Mission.
Chapter 6. Scheduling.
Chapter 7. Budgeting and Financial Administration.
Chapter 8. Identify Internal Areas for Impact.
Chapter 9. Ways of Giving.
Chapter 10. Relating Corporate Citizenship Activities to the Company’s Products, Services, and Mission.
Chapter 11. Researching Possible Investments.
Chapter 12. Assessment.
Chapter 13. Selecting Grant Recipients.
Chapter 14. Postgrant Evaluation.
Chapter 15. Celebrations and Publicity.
Chapter 16. Review and Revision.
Part Three: Appendices.
Appendix A: Sample Plans.
Appendix B: Sample Form Letters.
Appendix C: Sample Scholarship Letters of Agreement.
Appendix D: Selected Resources for Corporate Citizenship Planning and Education.