Support for Further Hope from the community don’t necessarily involve cash donations. They often involve in-kind donations of goods or pro bono services, mentoring and expert advice, or volunteer hours. Business and community groups working in partnership enjoy many advantages. Business gains points for social responsibility and the community group gains improved access to knowledge, people, skills or finances. However, it’s important to ensure the partnership is compatible with your group’s core mission and values and does not restrict you from key activities or take you away from your core reason for existence.