NEW YORK, Jan. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Weber Shandwick and the Gill Foundation have released "Business of Change," a resource guide focused on corporate-nonprofit collaboration to promote equality for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. The 104-page guide, available free to download, is a first-of-its-kind collection of best practices with actionable and practical ideas to help nonprofits and corporations advance LGBT equality.
The Business of Change guide includes:
- Overview of the changing landscape of corporate philanthropy
- 2009 Business of Change survey results
- Glossary of terms
- Information on organizations that provide indices rating LGBT equality
- 110 questions nonprofits should consider prior to partnering
- Case studies of innovative collaborations between LGBT nonprofits and corporations
"Weber Shandwick believes in the power of collaboration between nonprofits and corporations. We're proud to author Business of Change with the Gill Foundation, and hope this unique publication empowers organizations to develop more effective partnerships to promote LGBT equality," said Chad Boettcher, Weber Shandwick's senior vice president of Social Innovation.
"Given the rapidly changing dynamic between the private and public sectors, we hope to challenge both nonprofits and corporations to seize opportunities to drive change on LGBT initiatives," says Patricia Evert, Gill Foundation's vice president of Donor Resources. "Taking action and partnering together is not just the right thing to do, it is the smart thing to do."
The guide is a product of Weber Shandwick's Social Innovation team in partnership with the Gill Foundation's Donor Resources team. The 2009 project included a summer fellowship program for LGBT student leaders, and an advisory board made up of expert nonprofit and corporate professionals working toward LGBT equality.
To download a copy of the Business of Change guide, log on to webershandwick.com or gillfoundation.org.For more information or to receive a free copy contact Patricia Evert at firstname.lastname@example.org.....