MAY 2, 2011

New CIPE Resource Helps International Organizations Learn from Private Sector Efforts

Washington, DC – Corporate volunteer programs are a growing trend. Finding high-impact, dedicated local organizations with whom to partner is a tremendous challenge for social responsibility offices or volunteer managers. KnowHow, CIPE’s new online resource for connecting local organizations to volunteer and social responsibility partners, addresses that challenge; all organizations listed have completed CIPE’s due diligence diagnostic for to identify viable, high-potential business associations around the world.

When the Bangladesh Women’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BWCCI) surveyed the financial landscape for its members in 2006, they realized an opening for lending to women-owned small and medium-sized enterprises. It was just the beginning of a plan that led to $30 million in dedicated lending annually with a long-term goal of establishing dedicated desks for women’s lending in state bank offices throughout Bangladesh. To keep their momentum going, BWCCI wants know-how to standardize staff training and improve retention. Do you have what they need?

BWCCI is one of the first 13 organizations listed on KnowHow, a new online platform from CIPE that connects volunteers from corporations, associations, and other professional backgrounds to associations in developing economies seeking technical assistance.

Visit www.knowhowexchange.org today to learn more, find your match, and offer your know-how.

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