The Sarasota Herald Tribune’s front-page wrap states: “The Coldwell Banker Difference, building stronger, more empowered communities. Through the Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate CARES Foundation, we contribute our time, talent, and resources to help ensure a brighter future for everyone who calls Florida home.” Underneath is a photo. Two hands extend to make a heart shape with the backdrop of a beautiful Florida sky.
Why on earth doesn’t Coldwell Banker invest its ad space showing us beautiful homes? Or a family frolicking in a backyard pool? Why lead with the CARES Foundation?
In Southwest Florida, Easter marks the end of the height of the tourist season. Rather than go North to shiver, hundreds of visitors want to stay. Unfortunately, the vacation is over, and they must go unless they decide to purchase a home. Coldwell Banker’s ad invites visitors to find such a home with them, a firm that cares about Florida.
By working with nonprofits, businesses benefited from lower costs and increased income. This article shares recent statistics that affirm the wisdom of Coldwell Banker’s front-page wrap and the assertion that corporate nonprofit alliances reduce business costs and increase business income. Use them and facts like them to support your proposals for business sponsorships.
Most Americans expect businesses to support better communities. When it comes to consumer goods, all things being equal, we believe we choose products and services linked with a cause. In our businesses, we recognize the distinctive value of cause alliances in our words, investment decisions, and their potential to inspire our employees. The data supports Coldwell Banker Easter’s investment. It supports our close exploration of how cause alliances can be used as a business strategy to reduce costs and grow income.
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