"Make community engagement an organic part of the organization": New companies would do well to incorporate philanthropy from the start.
"Many entrepreneurs think of philanthropy as something to consider way off in the future when their businesses are mature and profitable. There is a better approach. Philanthropy works best when it is included in a company's business plan from the very start — when it is part of a company's actual DNA, growing and prospering over the years as the company itself grows and prospers." -- Bruce DeBoskey, the Denver Post