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Profiles in Partnership

A series on best practices and sound advice for developing and maintaining successful partnerships between nonprofit and for-profit organizations. I am re-publishing some of the very best interviews from this series.

When I first interviewed Mary Beth McMahon she was Executive Vice President, Special Olympics, Northern California and Nevada. Congratulations are in order as Mary Beth is now CEO, Special Olympics of Massachusetts.

Part 5, Final In Series

BB: What benefit does participation in your program give to the corporate volunteers or any volunteer for that matter?

MBM: I think it’s a better perspective on life. When you meet our athletes, they don’t have a lot of inhibitions, they’re just happy to be there and they’re just happy that you are there with them. I think it’s just a good look at community and humanity. They say to themselves: I had a good day today and the…

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