Breaking Up Is Hard to Do: Severing Ties When a Corporate Partnership Goes Awry

As with personal unions that dissolve due to irreconcilable differences, a permanent, official breaking off of relations is usually the only recourse when a corporate

partnership with a cause or charity turns out to be less than idyllic. We're not equating the pain felt by a married couple in the throes of a divorce with that of a soured

philanthropic relationship but, still, the costs can be devastating to a company if the breakup is accompanied by negative PR.