Employee Engagement in CSR Partnerships

Oct 6, 2020 1:00 PM ET

In an age where companies are becoming increasingly engaged with their communities through their corporate work, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is fast evolving into an all-encompassing endeavor. The Satell Institute, based in Philadelphia, PA, a Think and Do Tank Dedicated to Corporate Social Responsibility, — fosters such partnerships between corporations and nonprofits.

While the basis of the partnerships through the Institute consists of a minimum 4-year commitment of $25,000 in annual donations made directly by the company to the nonprofit partner, many of these partnerships are going above and beyond a solely monetary contribution. One such partnership is between Bentley Systems and the Chester County Food Bank (CCFB). Barbara Reisenwitz, Director of Services Operations at Bentley Systems, explained their deeply intertwined relationship with the Food Bank.

The extent of employee engagement in the partnership between Bentley Systems and the Chester County Food Bank is inspiring, and the collaborative spirit and open communication between the two organizations demonstrates an exemplary CSR partnership. CSR programs around the country are offering more ways for employees to get deeply involved with social impact efforts, and the Satell Institute continues to support the formation of these corporate-nonprofit partnerships in the hopes of helping communities in new ways every day.