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1 STRONGER COMPANIES. STRONGER COMMUNITIES.

2 Our Mission To engage companies in corporate citizenship and philanthropic efforts so that new and leveraged resources are generated for community benefit. Our Work Entrepreneurs Foundation (EF) works with companies to create, manage and implement corporate foundations and community benefit programs. Our Vision Companies, regardless of size or stage of maturity, will be engaged in meaningful philanthropic and community initiatives About Entrepreneurs Foundation STRONGER COMPANIES. STRONGER COMMUNITIES.

3 A Network -800 Companies worldwide have joined EF since 1998 A Leveraged Investment - For every dollar given to EF, 3 dollars has been invested back into the community - $18M in community benefit has been generated since 1998 A Resource -EF provides expertise, advice, tools, resources, materials, and hands-on support so that companies can be successful in their corporate citizenship, philanthropic and community efforts A Leader in CSR Movement -No other organization provides a comprehensive approach to corporate philanthropy and community involvement. About Entrepreneurs Foundation STRONGER COMPANIES. STRONGER COMMUNITIES.

4 Community Involvement Makes Business Sense 85% polled say a company’s commitment to a social issue is important when deciding which companies they want to see doing business in their local community. 1 74% polled say a company’s commitment to a social issue is important when deciding which products and services to recommend to other people. 1 86% of Americans say that when price and quality are equal, they will reward companies that support a cause with their business. 1 81% of corporations use employee volunteering programs as a resource for achieving strategic business goals - up from 31% in % of companies surveyed agree that volunteerism increases employee productivity. 3 81% of companies view employee volunteerism as directly affecting the bottom line. 3 Source: 1) 2004 Cone Corporate Citizenship Study: Building Brand Trust, 2) APCO 2004 Corporate Social Responsibility Study, 2) NonProfit Times March 2002, 3) Points of Light Foundation, 1999

5 STRONGER COMPANIES. STRONGER COMMUNITIES. Community Involvement Builds Brand Trust 72% of study participants say that they have purchased a company’s product and 61% have recommended a company to others based on positive corporate responsibility. 2 60% of opinion elites reports boycotting a company’s products due to negative corporate responsibility news. 2 69% of Americans say corporate citizenship is important to their trust in a business. 3 52% report they are very or somewhat likely to increase or start their business with a company specifically because of its corporate citizenship record. 3 91% say that they have a more positive image of a product or company when it supports a cause. 1 Source: 1) 2004 Cone Corporate Citizenship Study: Building Brand Trust, 2) APCO 2004 Corporate Social Responsibility Study, 3) 2004 Golin Harris International Study

6 STRONGER COMPANIES. STRONGER COMMUNITIES. 62% said they would prefer to work for companies that give them opportunities to contribute their talents to nonprofits. 1 82% indicated that the (volunteer) activity helps them develop leadership and other important workplace skills 1 93% of corporations surveyed said their volunteer programs helped improve employee teamwork. 2 Source: 1) Deloitte & Touche 2007 (Volunteer IMPACT Survey of Gen Y), 2) Points of Light Foundation 1999 Community Involvement Enhances Corporate Cultures

7 NO CASH OUTLAY Venture-backed companies join EF with equity. The equity supports: Company’s own corporate foundation or philanthropy fund. Customized philanthropic and community involvement program development and implementation. How to Join: Private/Venture Backed Companies STRONGER COMPANIES. STRONGER COMMUNITIES.

8 Working with Entrepreneurs Foundation: Program Offerings

9 Sample Member Companies STRONGER COMPANIES. STRONGER COMMUNITIES.

10 Representative Samples of Services Established the company’s philanthropic fund with pre-IPO equity, provided resources and developed partnership to implement a matching gift program, surveyed employees for interests and involvement, connected company to local non profits within their interest areas. Seed funded corporate foundation with pre-IPO equity, facilitated cross- functional team meetings to align departmental goals and business objectives; developing cause marketing program to support organizations aligned with industry focus. Managed multiple strategic planning sessions for the member’s Foundation Board; conducted a global employee survey; provided resources to establish a framework and protocol for Board Developing strategic plan to create and expand Foundation Board and Global Community Volunteer Councils; conducting a global employee survey to seek and select council participants Created proposal for the member’s Board of Directors to establish a Foundation; coordinated Holiday service activities; conducted a global employee survey; facilitated the expansion of community involvement team(s); developed a comprehensive citizenship strategy

11 Get Involved Diane Solinger Executive Director Dipti Pratt Marketing Director STRONGER COMPANIES. STRONGER COMMUNITIES.


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