PARTNER TO MAKE SURE EVERYONE HAS THE OPPORTUNITY TO THRIVE
Join Goodwill and our community of like-minded partners in taking action so everyone has the opportunity to thrive. To connect people with equitable career opportunities and help sustain our environment, we need committed, collaborative partners working across sectors and industries. Together, we will:
- Jumpstart an equitable economic recovery with workers and employers across the United States and Canada.
- Keep millions of pounds of stuff people used to love in use and out of landfills.
Let us know how you would like to partner with Goodwill Industries International by completing this form.
To learn more about partnering in your local community, connect with the local Goodwill that serves your area.
Learn more about how we can partner to create opportunities together.
PARTNERSHIPS CREATE OPPORTUNITIES
Partnering with Goodwill creates life-changing opportunities for individuals like Chelsea Rucker who built her skills and earned a good job, just what she needed for herself and family.
ENGAGE YOUR EMPLOYEES
Collaborate with Goodwill to co-create inspiring ways for your employees to support your community. Skill-based and pro-bono volunteerism can connect your team’s expertise with opportunities to connect people with opportunities to thrive. One-time or ongoing engagement experiences can be aligned with your company’s culture and values.
In 2019, Indeed committed to helping one million job seekers around the world find employment over the next five years. As the first signature partner to the world’s #1 job search site, Goodwill is equipped to help Indeed reach this goal. Together, Goodwill and Indeed are using assessments, event management tools and training curriculum with our member network and the individuals they serve. Job seekers are equipped to identify their interests, highlight their skills and successfully connect with and get hired by employers.
The rapid digitalization of jobs creates a new challenge: how to best help all people learn the digital skills they need to succeed. As part of the launch of Grow with Google in 2017, Google.org announced a partnership with Goodwill to help Americans learn the digital skills they need to grow their careers. The collaboration created the Goodwill Digital Career Accelerator®which is jumpstarting career opportunities for more than a million people by 2021. Goodwill is reshaping how it equips job seekers and career advancers to succeed in the digital economy with support from Google’s tools, resources and talent.
SHARE THE OPPORTUNITY STORY TOGETHER
Partner for purpose with Goodwill to deepen your relationships with customers and employees. Demonstrate your company’s commitment to sustaining the planet and ensuring everyone has the opportunity to thrive by leveraging Goodwill’s footprint in all 50 states and Canada.
Recent studies suggest that millennials and gen-Z’ers prefer to align themselves with brands that serve a greater good. Goodwill has partnered with several national brands for one-time and recurring events to collect donations from their employees or customers in on-site donation drives, check-out donation opportunities and donations-for-discounts incentives.
Levi Strauss & Co. is partnering to tell its in-store and on-line customers about Goodwill’s life-changing mission and inviting their donations to support Goodwill’s life-changing mission.
INVEST IN SKILLS FOR CAREERS
A paycheck is more than money; it provides dignity and hope. When you invest in Goodwill, you help us make sure everyone has the opportunity to thrive and provide for their families.
Since 2010, the Walmart Foundation has supported Goodwill skills building and career advancing services people use to earn more and care for their families. More than a third of U.S. Goodwill organizations have used financial support from Walmart Foundation to provide services to women, military veterans and their families, individuals working in retail and related industries.
Accenture has invested in Goodwill employment readiness and career development initiatives since 2013 as part of the company’s global corporate citizenship initiative, Skills to Succeed, and the Accenture-sponsored online essential skills and career readiness resource, Skills to Succeed Academy. Accenture has helped fund the expansion of local Goodwill organizations’ digital skills training.
The Bank of America Charitable Foundation supports local Goodwill organization’s credential attainment, financial wellness and equity initiatives. Employee volunteers assist with the use of the Foundation’s financial education resource, Better Money Habits.
2013, Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG) partnered with Goodwill Industries International to launch the Goodwill IHG Academy in the U.S. and Canada. Together, they provide skills development and employment opportunities to people interested in hospitality industry career paths.
PARTNER TO DIVERSIFY YOUR WORKFORCE
Across the U.S. and Canada, employers tap into diverse talent via Goodwill’s vast network job seekers and career advancers. When your recruiters connect with a local Goodwill to host a hiring event, your company aligns with a partner that delivers. Goodwill can help your team coordinate and execute events that connect with diverse candidates who meet your hiring needs.
Local Goodwills provide training opportunities that equip people who want to advance their careers to reach their full potential. We collaborate with leading organizations who provide their industry credentials to job seekers. In 2019, Goodwill collaborated with an e-commerce giant to fill hundreds of positions across the country in one week.
DONATE YOUR SURPLUS INVENTORY
Preserve the planet and connect people with opportunity by donating surplus inventory to Goodwill. Partnering could help eliminate costs associated with storage and handling of obsolete product, offer a tax deduction to potentially improve your bottom line, and avoid diluting product value through liquidation. Goodwill partners include retailers, hoteliers, manufacturers, tech companies, bankers and many other like-minded partners, both for one-time and recurring donations.
PARTNER TO SUSTAIN OUR PLANET
Goodwill is an entrepreneurial leader, environmental pioneer and social innovator, founded on the Triple Bottom Line principles…People, Planet, and Performance.
For 118 years, Goodwill has been an entrepreneurial leader, environmental pioneer and social innovator that founded triple bottom line principles of people, planet, and performance. Goodwill demonstrates leadership and innovation, creating thousands of jobs and contributing to the economic health of communities while preserving resources and the environment. In the words of our founder Reverend Edgar J. Helms, “Goodwill saves the waste in men and things.”
Through the collection and sale of donated goods, Goodwill organizations across the U.S. and Canada help communities extend the life of usable items, lessen the amount of material sent to landfills or incinerators, and decrease reliance on the extraction and production of virgin materials. Goodwill invites partners to collaborate in supporting zero-waste/sustainability goals.
Dell Reconnect is a longtime Goodwill Industries International sponsor and partner in diverting used computers and computer equipment from area landfills and into recycling. The Dell Reconnect program provides consumers a free and simple way to drop off any brand of used computer equipment at one fo the 2,000+ participating Goodwill locations to be picked up and responsibly recycled through Dell.
Local Goodwill organizations partner with college campuses in their communities to hold campus move-out donation drives, empowering students to donate items versus throwing them away before returning home. Every year, tens of thousands of pounds of donations are collected to support Goodwill’s mission and creating a more circular economy.
BE A GOODWILL SPONSOR
When you sponsor Goodwill, you can grow your business while investing in our life-changing and planet-sustaining mission. Join our 118 year old organization in creating solutions when communities need us most.
To explore 2021 sponsorship opportunities, please contact the Goodwill Partnership Engagement Team at [email protected].