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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

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. ...

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How Do The Metrics Of My Community Involvement Program Compare?

Have you ever wondered how the metrics of your company's community involvement programs compare with others? Here are three tips for anybody looking to benchmark their community involvement program. ...

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