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Corporate Citizenship

Helping companies add value to society

Companies increasingly recognize that achieving business objectives requires a clear purpose and an understanding of their role as corporate citizens.

At TCC Group we partner with companies seeking to align their business goals with the needs of their communities—to work towards mutually-beneficial, shared outcomes. Our team has guided companies across a wide range of industries, from healthcare and financial services to food systems and technology.

Our support takes many forms: we help companies develop a strategic approach; create, implement, and evaluate major initiatives; and leverage their resources—employee, product, service, and financial—to address the complex social problems that affect the communities in which they operate.

“TCC Group is working with us to develop tools that allow us to communicate with our business leaders about what we do and the value that we create – not only from a social perspective, but also from an enterprise perspective.”

Laura Hollod, Manager of Monitoring and Evaluation for Corporate Donations, Johnson & Johnson

“We embarked on the process at a time where we had a change in resources. But TCC Group helped us get our story together in a concise and impactful way and use that to get more resources this year and in the future.”

Jaime Barclay, Senior Manager, Corporate Responsibility, Symantec

“TCC Group's experience with helping companies work with internal and external stakeholders resulted in a global strategy that was endorsed by senior leadership, embraced by our employees, and helps us get closer to achieving our vision of being one of the most successful, sustainable, and responsible companies in the world.”

Tom Cleves, Vice President, Global Citizenship, International Paper

How We Can Help

Strategy

Corporate citizenship strategy is grounded in a deep understanding of your purpose and the diverse expectations of your stakeholders, including employees. We help you develop your corporate citizenship goals, develop the roadmap to building a high impact portfolio of initiatives and programs, and strengthen your relationships with stakeholders.

Evaluation & Learning

We’re often engaged to evaluate corporate citizenship work. All our evaluation services take a customized approach—using a mix of qualitative and quantitative methods—to harness evaluation and learning for your diverse stakeholders. We provide actionable insights and build internal capacity to carry on learning efforts.

Capacity Building

Along with strong leadership, sound management, effective tools, adaptability, and a values-driven culture, accomplishing your goals takes collaborative muscle. We help you identify your strengths and opportunities for growth to determine how you can best partner with others to achieve your shared aims.

Grantmaking & Foundation Management

We work with corporate funders on a wide variety of giving programs. Our experienced staff members design, develop, implement, and manage grantmaking efforts. We help you administer grants efficiently, communicate with grantees and grantseekers, and align your grantmaking with other funder objectives.

Initiative Design & Implementation

Tackling complex issues demands integrated action, informed by deep listening, intentional engagement, critical analysis, and bold approaches. To help you achieve your corporate citizenship goals for lasting impact, we design integrated initiatives: strategic endeavors that meaningfully choreograph multiple program components and are responsive to community needs.

Stakeholder Engagement

Relationships are essential for impact. We help you build authentic, expansive, and productive relationships with the stakeholders critical to your work in corporate citizenship. We begin with stakeholder mapping, plan your strategy for engagement, identify the touchpoints for ongoing and fruitful partnership, and bolster feedback loops.

Strategic Communication

At all stages of work in corporate citizenship—designing a complex initiative, embarking on an organizational change in direction, or creating a suite of materials—strategic communication is essential. We create communication plans that make your voice heard, identifying your messages, messengers, audiences, and channels.

Governance

An engaged and effective corporate foundation board helps ensure the foundation is aligning with and supporting the company’s purpose and corporate citizenship goals while ensuring the foundation is observing self-dealing restrictions. We work with companies of all sizes, advising the board on the foundation’s role and approach.

Theory of Change, Indicators & Measures Development

Surface the hypotheses and assumptions underpinning your work. How will you get from here to your goals? We lay out the steps by which your corporate citizenship work will lead to impact. Articulating a Theory of Change and indicators of success are essential to establishing a shared vision for priorities, evaluation, partnerships, and resources.

Landscape Analysis

We have deep experience with companies committed to their corporate citizenship efforts. We map the key players, relationships, and trends essential for your unique mission. We collect data and connect you to the perspectives of diverse actors—including those most impacted within the community. We help you find the most effective ways you can make a difference.