Ventureneer Webinar Tells How Nonprofits, Small Businesses Can Help Each Other

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Both nonprofits and small businesses are looking for ways to increase revenue. Cause marketing is a partnership that helps both achieve their goal.

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"Cause Marketing is about forming a practical partnership between business and nonprofit sectors. It isn't about begging for donations or giving without getting. It's about mutual gain," Geri Stengel, President, Ventureneer

Nonprofit leaders are searching for new funding sources and entrepreneurs want to attract new customers.

Cause Marketing is the tool that can help them both. The nonprofit gains access to the PR resources and the customers of the small business while the small business gets access to the ever-expanding base of consumers who prefer to do business with socially responsible corporations.

"Cause Marketing is about forming a practical partnership between business and nonprofit sectors," says Geri Stengel, founder of "It isn't about begging for donations or giving without getting. It's about mutual gain."

Stengel will be teaching the free Ventureneer webinar Cause Marketing Basics from 12n to 1pm ET on Wednesday, June 24, 2010.

Cause Marketing is not confined to big corporations with large marketing budgets. Small business owners can get and give value as well.

This webinar will help nonprofit leaders decide if Cause Marketing with either a large corporation or a small, local business is right for their organizations.

"Cause Marketing can be very successful," Stengel says, "but finding the right partner and putting together the right package is critical to that success."

The webinar will help nonprofit executives understand:

  •     The buy-in needed within an organization before undertaking a Cause Marketing partnership;
  •     How to decide if this partner represents the nonprofit's values;
  •     What motivates businesses to partner with a nonpofit;
  •     How to determine the value of a nonprofit to the small business;
  •     The benefits of partnerships with small businesses for the nonprofit;

How to insure that both the nonprofit and the small business owner are satisfied at the end of the program.

Nonprofit leaders, board members, nonprofit executive directors, chief financial officers, fundraisers as well as small business owners who want to put together a socially responsible marketing program will benefit from this webinar.

For more information or to register for either webinar, go to

About Geri Stengel
Geri is founder of Ventureneer, an online education and peer support service. An adjunct professor at The New School, she honed her online experience at companies like Dow Jones and Physicians’ Online. Geri co-founded the Women’s Leadership Exchange and is president of Stengel Solutions, a consulting service for social-impact organizations.

About Ventureneer provides nonprofit and small business advice as well as entrepreneurial and nonprofit training through a new approach to learning: a blend of traditional, formal instruction with informal, peer learning that takes advantage of Web 2.0 technology to capture and share knowledge. Ventureneer's customized blogs, virtual classes, peer-to-peer learning, coaching, web events and articles help entrepreneurs make faster, better decisions for their enterprises.


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