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Global Impact Programs Highlighted as Models for International Disaster Response

Submitted by: Global Impact

Categories: Research, Reports & Publications, Ratings & Awards

Posted: May 28, 2008 – 10:30 AM EST


Conference Board report cites leadership history, best practices as keys to successful corporate-humanitarian partnerships

May 28 /CSRwire/ - ALEXANDRIA, VA - May 28, 2008 - For its leadership roles in high profile public-private partnerships, Global Impact is being acknowledged for its innovation in corporate partnerships in a research report released this week by the prominent business management research and analysis group The Conference Board.

The report, titled "Corporate Responses to Humanitarian Disasters: The Mutual Benefits of Private Humanitarian Cooperation," examines the steps necessary in cultivating strategic philanthropic alliances in the wake of global crises, and identifies best practices in management, communication and capacity building.

Featured in the report is a case study highlighting Global Impact's stewardship of two critical humanitarian alliances—the Central America and Mexico Hurricane Relief Fund and the U.S.-Lebanon Partnership Fund—which merged the organization’s half-century of experience as a trusted fundraising and administrative partner and its roster of premier member charities with the resources of corporate partners that included Cisco Systems, Intel Corporation and PepsiCo.

"These initiatives show how much can be accomplished when companies align with charities to respond rapidly to humanitarian crises," said Renee Acosta, Global Impact's president and chief executive officer.
Also outlined are lessons learned that Global Impact believes may be adapted as a framework for building successful corporate-humanitarian partnerships long before another disaster strikes. "The pre-assessment of each member's involvement and the definition of roles are fundamental to success," Acosta said. Additional best practices include definition of clear expectations and preparation of an exit strategy for all partners.
To learn more about Global Impact partnership initiatives and to receive a copy of the full Conference Board report, contact Tom Tobin, Senior Vice President of Development, at

About Global Impact

Since 1956, Global Impact has helped Americans support international relief and development efforts by raising some $500 million to fund the vital programs of more than 50 leading international charities, including CARE, Catholic Relief Services, Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontières, Save the Children and Salvation Army World Service Office. These programs meet the needs of the world’s most vulnerable people in developing countries around the globe. By providing the opportunity to give internationally, Global Impact continues to offer American citizens and companies the best way to reach out to people in need.

Global Impact also manages the two largest workplace giving campaigns in the world: the Combined Federal Campaign of the National Capital Area (CFCNCA) in Washington, DC, and the Combined Federal Campaign-Overseas (CFC–O) for all overseas commands of the U.S. Department of Defense, as well as donor advised funds for 25 corporate clients.

For more information, please contact:

Janet Cave Global Impact
Phone: 800-836-4620

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