Cross-sector alliances and community engagement: relevance for social work managers and executives Monica Nandan
What’s growing? • Demand • Sustainability pressure • Impact Pressure • What’s Declining • Funding • Resources
CSR Definitions • Commitment to improve community well-being through discretionary business practices and contributions. • Could meet minimal legal and regulatory standards. OR • Strategically respond to social, environmental and economic issues that are created through its operations. • OR • Fulfill philanthropic needs in community. • OR • Do the above to improve image and market share
Global Reporting System (GRI): sustainability reporting guidelines established internationally. • Emphasizes stakeholder engagement • Social Accounting Movement (SAM): Also emphasizes listening to different stakeholders in developing accounting process. • Businesses taking responsibility to address stakeholders’ concerns.
Non Profits Partnering… Examples KaBoom Save the Children City Year Pioneer Human Services Share Our Strength
Corporations Partnering… Examples Home Depot Microsoft BankBoston Calphalon Ridgeview Boeing
Priorities, values and mission Anatomy of Collaboration Priorities, values and mission
Components for sustainability and empowerment. Possibilities!