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Partnerships with Business
A Guide for Small Community Groups

How small community groups can form productive longer-term relationships with business groups. 


  Barrie Thomas, Director, The Body Shop New Zealand

  Mark Glazebrook, Corporate Citizenship Adviser, BP Australia

  John Murphy, Manager, Mornington Peninsula Community Connections


Each author has worked extensively in the business and community sectors.


  Anita Roddick, Founder of The Body Shop


36 chapters and 13 case studies.
48 pages printed on recycled stock.
Dimensions: 210 x 210, Perfect bound.


Why Partnerships with Business
Gains for Community Groups
What is a Partnership with Business? Types of Partnerships
Successful Partnerships
Why Companies are Interested
Creative Marketing
Making a Profit
Value Differences
Small Business: The Place to Start
Staff Volunteering
A Good Reputation
Homework on the Company
Contacting a Business 
Being Prepared
Choose the Best People

When the Company Makes First Contact

A Wish List

Addressing the Company's Priorities  

Benefits for Business

Types of Partnerships 

Being Pushy

Being Positive  

Being Patient

Being Realistic 

Being Ethical

Short vs Long-Term Needs  

Common Mistakes

Business Can Be Intimidating

Nurturing the Partnership

Saying No to a Partnership 

A Working Agreement

10 Points to Remember


Closing Thoughts 

Published by the Triple A Foundation 2002 
ISBN 0-9580331-0-2
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