The CFOS Foundation was launched in 2007 by the partners of CFO Selections because they believed that even small companies have an obligation to re-invest in the communities from which they earn their living. We agree wholeheartedly, and so a portion of our yearly profits will be allocated directly to the foundation for community-based grants. As our part of giving time and talent, we will also be offering services to nonprofit organizations at reduced rates.
Corporate giving has been common in large companies for many years, but these days - in spite of the recession - a growing number of smaller businesses are including some form of 'giving back' in their business plans as well. There are many ways to support causes we care about through our workplaces. Business owners can give directly, or involve employees by offering matching funds, time off for volunteering, or discounted services. Some businesses choose to involve customers too, either by encouraging donations to the company's favorite charity (think "Ronald McDonald House") or by signing them up to help employees on company-sponsored volunteer days.
If you're thinking of getting your own business involved (or more involved) in your community, here are some steps to consider:
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About the CFOS Foundation
In 2011, the CFOS foundation awarded over $50,000 in grants to organizations such as Amara Parenting, Children's Institute for Learning Differences, Global Visionaries, and Seattle Children's Home. CFOS Foundation funds allowed these groups to continue and expand services, improve program retention, and increase their capacity to serve client populations. Foundation grantees also often reap the benefit of access to CFO Selections associates -- experienced CFOs and CPAs -- to serve on their boards or to help management make financial decisions.
The CFOS Foundation is directed by an independently controlled advisory board of ten community leaders and is a component fund of the Seattle Foundation.
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