Working With Nonprofits

by Lee Farr, Chris Cioffi and Kathy Foster

What is something you think other businesses should know about working with nonprofit organizations?

Lee-Farr Lee Farr, Comerica Bank

For Comerica Bank, investing in community nonprofits, through charitable grants and active volunteerism, is critical to both our success and the economic success and viability of the communities we serve. Supporting the nonprofit sector not only makes good business sense, but it’s the right thing to do to help those around us be successful, and to raise the expectations of what a bank can be in the community.


Chris-CioffiChris Cioffi, TeamLogicIT

Nonprofits require all of the same types of services for-profit companies require. What makes working with nonprofits rewarding, other than supporting the good work they do, is they are open and very appreciative of your consulting and advice; when they’re happy with the service you provide, nonprofits are well networked and happy to spread positive referrals about your company.


foster-kathyKathy Foster, Colliers International

Time and Talent is just as valuable as a check and it guarantees dividends within your workforce. Millennials prefer the experience of individual and group skill-based volunteering. They want to see the benefit and make a difference in the community. When a company helps a nonprofit, it is also helping itself. It creates a culture of community, engages and retains employees, and helps with recruiting.

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