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Once you’ve received funding from a corporation it is important to steward your partnership. The Office of Corporate Relations can work with you to develop and implement a stewardship strategy for your corporate partners.

Key stewardship rules to remember:

  • Follow reporting requirements established by the funder. The Office of Corporate Relations can help you prepare your reports. For grants or collaborative research projects that require compulsory narrative and financial reporting, the Office of Sponsored Programs is your resource for JMU forms and protocol on the university’s required processes.
  • Share updates with your corporate contacts on project progress, important milestones, and results. The frequency of your updates will depend on the project timeline and your relationship with your contacts. You can discuss the funder’s preference for reports as you finalize the partnership and funding agreement.
  • If there are any changes in your project’s scope or direction, be sure to communicate with your corporate contact as soon as possible. The Office of Corporate Relations can help you navigate this type of shift while maintaining a positive relationship with the company.
  • Stay in touch with your corporate contacts: share invites to events and programs, and updates on your work that might be of interest.

To discuss your stewardship needs and questions, please contact John Meck, director of Corporate Relations at meckjh@jmu.edu or 540-568-4122.

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