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Who is Bea?

Bea Boccalandro is a OneOC Center for Business & Community Partnerships Consultant. She is the president of VeraWorks, a global consulting firm that helps companies design, execute and measure their community involvement, including their philanthropic programs. She also teaches courses and seminars on community involvement for Georgetown University, the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship, the Points of Light Institute and other organizations; and is a frequent keynote speaker on business involvement in societal issues.

Bea has helped Aetna, Allstate, Bank of America, FedEx, HP, IBM, Levi Strauss & Co., The Walt Disney Company and many other companies develop and enhance their community involvement programs through strategy development, program design and measurement. Now, she can help your company too, by answering any questions you may have about company social responsibility.

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Latest Dear Bea Posts

Volunteering develops workplace skills — if you do this one thing

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What does politics have to do with corporate social responsibility?

Today, corporate social responsibility (CSR) professionals need to navigate politics. They need to make decisions regarding “political CSR,” defined as CSR in a social cause that overlaps with a politicized issue. ...

What to know before your business makes a charitable donation

Before your business gives monetary (or other) gifts to nonprofits, it’s advisable to know a few things about the organization. ...

Maybe you shouldn’t design your employee volunteer program around employee interests

Instead of having your employee volunteer program offer the same volunteering employees do on their own, consider offering volunteer opportunities that are aligned to their work. ...

What Does Business Have To Do With Corporate Community Involvement?

In today’s hyper-competitive climate, businesses can’t afford to altruistically donate resources, at least not a significant amount. For community involvement (or Corporate Social Responsibility, if you prefer) to have a meaningful scale and be sustainable, it needs to reap business benefits. ...

The ABC’s of a Business Code of Conduct

The ABC’s of a Business Code of Conduct ...

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