People like to do business with companies that show good citizenship and a desire to help the community.
Inspire other businesses
Your partnership could provide an example for other businesses.
Positive publicity through stories in the local media
The media loves a "feels good story" that shows local businesses helping to improve the lives of individuals and the community.
Greater support from staff to help build THEIR local community
Your employees want to be proud of their employer. This is a great way to build employee confidence and loyalty.
Providing a better local knowledge base
When you know the community you know what the community needs and wants.
Tax Deduction on Qualified Charitable Contributions
Charity is good for the receiver and the giver, consider making the Mission a priority in your corporate gifting.
Your Business Could Make a Lasting Impact
An improvement in the area targeted by the partnership project
It could be through facilities and infrastructure, technology, arts, sport, the environment, or access to services and support.
An increase in flow-on benefits stemming from partnership projects
For example: improved health, a reduction in problem behavior, a more vibrant town through increased community activities, etc.
Your successful work could inspire other groups and businesses in your town to join in or develop their own partnership. Who knows, your successful partnership could be a lightning rod for a groundswell of better community business co-operation and community participation in your town!