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BNS assists businesses and nonprofit organizations in constructing strong, mutually beneficial linkages.

About BNS

At left, BNS President Curt Weeden addresses a conference. Weeden is among the nation's most sought-after speakers on philanthropy and social responsibility issues and trends.

Headed by President Curt Weeden, BNS assists businesses and nonprofit organizations in constructing strong, mutually beneficial linkages.

  • BNS helps companies plan and implement strategies that yield benefits to both society and the corporate donor. A BNS exercise called the Seven Elements of Intelligent Company Grantmaking is widely used to assess corporate philanthropy effectiveness.
  • BNS is the nation's top resource for helping develop strong business and nonprofit alliances. Whether keynoting a nonprofit's annual meeting or facilitating a corporate foundation board retreat, BNS brings decades of experience to a nonprofit organization.
  • If your nonprofit is serious about finding new corporate support, or increasing the level of assistance from existing business donors, then the four-day New Strategies conference in Charleston, SC, needs to be a top priority.

About Curt Weeden

BNS President Curt Weeden is recognized as one of the nation's leading experts in the philanthropy and social responsibility fields. He speaks frequently to nonprofit and business audiences on philanthropy trends and how business-nonprofit alliances can generate social change while also addressing private sector interests.

Weeden founded and served as chief executive of the Association of Corporate Contributions Professionals (ACCP), the national trade group representing corporate contributions, community relations and employee volunteer managers from over 150 companies. Member companies are responsible for over $20 billion in annual corporate cash and product contributions.

In 1999, Weeden launched the Contributions Academy, which became the principal management education resource for corporate grant makers in the U.S. and in many countries abroad. The Academy became part of ACCP in July 2005.

Before launching the Academy, Weeden served as vice president for Johnson & Johnson and managed that corporation's $150 million contributions program. Before joining J&J, he headed a consulting firm that provided external relations and merger/acquisition services to several of the nation's largest businesses including Bank of America, General Motors, Merck and Xerox.

Weeden writes extensively about corporate philanthropy. Articles have appeared in Business Week, USA Today, The Miami Herald, San Francisco Examiner, Christian Science Monitor, Across the Board, The Financial Times, the Chronicle of Philanthropy, and the Los Angeles Times. He is the author of four books, including Corporate Social Investing and Smart Giving Is Good Business.

Weeden and his wife live in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. His personal Web site is at