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.

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