Services: Corporate Partnerships 

While corporate giving remains a fraction of overall giving, the Giving USA 2015 report shared that corporate giving reached $17.7 billion in 2014, a 13.7 percent increase over the prior year.  As corporations align their branding and philanthropy towards true partnership, the opportunities and skills needed to capture these opportunities continue to evolve.

Corporate partnerships can deliver tremendous return on investment if done properly and may include cash, pro bono services, and access to new volunteers, as well as be leveraged to significantly enhance a nonprofit’s brand.

OAI can tailor an approach to collaborate in ways that meet your unique needs, but broadly, we offer Corporate Partnership support across three areas:

Full Corporate Partnership Teams

OAI’s most comprehensive service package, from high-level strategy through full implementation.

Best if you are:

  • Embarking on a corporate partnership program for the first time.
  • Experiencing staff turnover and need consistent leadership.
  • Have a desire to increase the skills of your current team.
  • Aggressively seeking to grow your corporate support or diversify revenue.
Services Include:
  • A team sized and staffed to suit your program goals.
  • Experienced fundraisers with backgrounds in forging partnerships with leading corporations.
  • Each prospect manager handles 50-90 qualified prospects, depending on the size of the project.
  • Cultivation and solicitation strategy, management, and execution.
  • Full prospect research and qualification services.
Key Benefits:
  • No employment or hiring costs.
  • Provides continuity and avoids revolving door of staff.
  • OAI team approach ensures work handled at most appropriate level.

Pipeline Support

Designed to identify and prioritize opportunities which include executable strategies to approach each prospect.

Best if you are:

  • Embarking on a corporate partnership program for the first time.
  • Aggressively seeking to grow your corporate support.
Services Include:
  • Assist in goal-setting for staff with clearly-stated performance metrics.
  • Full prospect research and qualification services.
  • Maintenance of prospect lists and management of prospect outreach.
  • Comparative research to identify corporations aligned with and appropriate for your mission and goals.
Key Benefits:
  • An enhanced pipeline built to meet your needs.
  • Actionable strategies to approach key prospects.

Corporate Partnership Strategy

Design actionable plans to start or accelerate your corporate partnerships program.

Best if you are:

  • Embarking on a corporate partnership program for the first time and seeking an assessment on revenue feasibility and a plan for implementation.
  • Aggressively seeking to grow your corporate support.
Services Include:
  • A fact-based assessment that can articulate reachable goals.
  • A roadmap for reaching these goals as well as a design of staffing and process changes needed to fulfill the plan.
Key Benefits:
  • A realistic and achievable plan to increase your corporate support.

Representative Corporate Partnership Clients: