Submitted by: Entrepreneurs’ Foundation of SVCF
Posted: Dec 05, 2011 – 08:02 PM EST
SAN JOSE, Calif., Dec. 05 /CSRwire/ - EF and SevaYatra are excited to announce a partnership between the two organizations. The partnership allows for EF and SevaYatra to leverage the expertise and knowledge of both organizations to provide enhanced corporate social responsibility (CSR) services for companies operating throughout the US and India. EF works with global companies of all sizes many of which have operations and employees in India. There is a strong desire to engage employees in CSR programs in their local communities in US and India and SevaYatra provides expertise and local knowledge of Indian based NGO employee engagement opportunities. Conversely, many companies headquartered in India, have US based operations and need strategic advice and tactical support to build US focused CSR initiatives. Due the increasing presence of companies with an Indo-US presence, EF and SevaYatra through their partnership can provide seamless expertise and services to these companies. Additionally, the EF and SevaYatra network of companies will be able to participate in forums, roundtables as well as access on line resources and case studies from both organizations allowing for increased knowledge exchange on a global level.
"EF is excited to be partnering with SevaYatra in an effort to meet the desires and needs of companies in our network. With so many companies conducting business in India or desiring to operate in India, it only makes sense to have an organization like SevaYatra be our partner," says Diane Solinger, Executive Director, EF.
"SevaYatra sees tremendous potential in this strategic relationship with EF as it will enable each of the organizations to offer a robust platform of services in the CSR and employee engagement arena across continents," says Sejal Desai, CEO, SevaYatra.
EF is a non-profit public charity on a mission to encourage, empower and enhance corporate philanthropy and corporate community involvement. EF encourages companies to be philanthropic by providing guidance and expertise to companies that haven’t yet adopted a community or philanthropy program; empowers companies to be philanthropic by providing open sourced resources, tools and best practices and on-line and in-person forums to make it easy for companies to learn on their own or from each other; and EF enhances corporate philanthropy by providing direct services to companies who have programs in place but need strategic or tactical support to make their programs better. EF has worked with 250 companies to help them develop their corporate citizenship programs.
SevaYatra is a social business that catalyzes the social impact of companies and universities through meaningful volunteerism and philanthropic strategies. SevaYatra provides end-to-end social responsibility solutions in India and the United States with the objective of expanding the resource pool for non-profit organizations.
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