Creating opportunities for homeless youth
December 30, 2010 11:49 AM Subscribe
I work at a non-profit that serves at-risk and homeless youth in the Bay Area. My program specifically supports youth in finding sustainable employment and provides ongoing job and career coaching. I need help understanding how to interface with large corporations since I have never worked in that environment. More inside.
posted by tessalations999 to Work & Money (4 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Part of my role is outreach to corporations and businesses and create partnerships that will hire the youth. We have a whole presentation about how a partnership can benefit the specific business-tax credit, marketing, diversity, etc.
However, I find it difficult to interface with larger companies when it comes to making an initial contact. Either I cannot reach the right person or there is are too many different people giving different answers. Furthermore, it is difficult to reach a person and trying balance following up without bothering them. If anyone has experience with working in a corporation, what can you recommend in terms of how to get in touch and communicate with the right person? What would catch your ear when being approached by a non-profit?
Thanks, its expecially difficult to find employment in this tough economy.