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Entrepreneurs Foundation Launches 2.0 Platforms for Corporate Philanthropy and Community Involvement Programs

Submitted by: Entrepreneurs’ Foundation of SVCF

Categories: Community Development, Corporate Social Responsibility

Posted: Dec 03, 2008 – 11:23 AM EST

 

San Jose, CA. – December 3, 2008 - Entrepreneurs Foundation launched its new open source website to provide tools and resources to companies desiring to develop or enhance a corporate philanthropy or community involvement program. Until now there hasn't been a one-stop-shop for corporate representatives to find information and resources focused on these programs. The new website, www.efbayarea.org, was developed by Entrepreneurs Foundation and based on the organization's ten years of experience working with over 700 companies to build corporate philanthropic and community involvement programs.

The Resources and Tools section of the website guides companies through Entrepreneurs Foundation's Spectrum of Community Engagement; a six-part planning and measurement process that helps companies build comprehensive community and philanthropic programs. The six sections of the spectrum address corporate giving, employee giving, employee volunteerism, corporate infrastructure, sustainable business practices and marketing. Within each section of the Spectrum, visitors to www.efbayarea.org can find information, examples and links to other resources that will enable them to build stronger and more meaningful corporate philanthropic and community benefit programs.

"Entrepreneurs Foundation's new website, particularly the resource section, is a great tool for companies looking to enhance or learn more about corporate social responsibility and philanthropy. At Symantec we are always looking for ways to improve our Corporate Responsibility program and leveraging EF's vast array of resources and tools keeps us moving in the right direction" states Cecily Joseph of Symantec's Corporate Responsibility group.

In addition to www.efbayarea.org's open source available resources, Entrepreneurs Foundation also hosts a social network to connect individuals interested in corporate philanthropy and corporate community involvement. EF Community, found at http://efcommunity.ning.com, is a robust platform for dialog, idea sharing and the latest information on corporate social responsibility. This peer-based network provides Entrepreneurs Foundation members and non-members an online community to help each other as they grow and develop their corporate philanthropic programs.

"Entrepreneurs Foundation's social network is a great place to meet other practitioners within corporate social responsibility to share best practices and lessons learned. It also has a number of valuable tools and relevant information on corporate citizenship. This network is just one of the many ways EF has served as a valuable partner for Juniper's Community Outreach programs," stated Barbara Rigdon, Manager, Community Relations/Public Affairs at Juniper Networks.

Both EFCommunity and www.efbayarea.org are instrumental to Entrepreneurs Foundation's vision of providing all companies with the tools and resources they need to meaningfully engage in their communities. Additionally, Entrepreneurs Foundation's consulting services are available to companies for customization and implementation of these resources. For more information about becoming an EF member or about EF's consulting services, contact ask@efbayarea.org

About Entrepreneurs Foundation:
Entrepreneurs Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to engaging high growth companies in corporate citizenship and philanthropic efforts so that new and leveraged resources are generated for community benefit. Since inception, Entrepreneurs Foundation’s 700 participating companies have created corporate philanthropic foundations and community programs that are making a positive impact in the social sector. To date, EF and its participating companies have engaged 25,000 employees who have contributed more than $15.5 million to support 350+ non profit and social benefit organizations, worldwide. For more information about Entrepreneurs Foundation, visit www.efbayarea.org.

For more information, please contact:

Dipti Pratt Entrepreneurs Foundation
Phone: (408) 278-2285
Phone 2: (650) 575-2202

For more from this organization:

Entrepreneurs’ Foundation of SVCF

 

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