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  •  a lot of corporations (2+ / 0-)
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    already have VPs for community relations or some sort of thing wherein pro bono work, being a good community citizen, for profit-non-profit partnerships, and charitable donations/programs are overseen.  

    Words can sometimes, in moments of grace, attain the quality of deeds. --Elie Wiesel

    by a gilas girl on Tue Apr 30, 2013 at 07:11:14 AM PDT

    •  Ad hoc positions, mostly. (0+ / 0-)

      There's no standard function the way there is with, say, CFOs.  Most of what a "community relations" VP does is just PR, and of course a VP doesn't have the same stature or authority as a Chief Executive.

      Ever get the feeling you've been sold a monorail?

      by Troubadour on Tue Apr 30, 2013 at 07:44:06 AM PDT

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      •  No, not to my knowledge. (0+ / 0-)

        At least not in larger organizations.

        The "social enterprise" function is typically a standing function led by someone who is the chief internal and external contact for various community service endeavors.

        Frankly, I'd rather take down Exxon or Goldman Sachs, the way we're taking down RushBeckistan, than elect another "better" Democrat who's going to wind up singing for the bankster choir.

        by Words In Action on Tue Apr 30, 2013 at 07:49:21 AM PDT

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        •  That's a key difference with the CMMO concept. (0+ / 0-)

          What you're describing is a liaison - someone who smooths relations between two parties.  So basically, the corporation is just a serial killer with a publicist.  A CMMO would be involved in the actual business decisions, not merely being a conduit of public opinion to the decision-makers.  That's I compared it more to a judicial branch of government rather than a marketing position.

          Ever get the feeling you've been sold a monorail?

          by Troubadour on Tue Apr 30, 2013 at 08:00:22 AM PDT

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