The Aistiphi Business League

MEMBER REGISTRATION

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The Aistiphi Business League is a community of businesses and corporate foundations whose members consistently invest back in communities where members do business. As part of their corporate social responsibility (CSR) commitments, members give back by helping to fight poverty and disease and improving the quality of life in Ghana’s communities. Members also strengthen and resource Ghana’s institutions and help advance equitable and sustainable development.


MEMBERSHIP ELIGIBILITY

Membership is open to businesses and corporate foundations which take their CSR Philanthropy and community service commitments seriously and honor these commitments as a core element of their corporate essence and brand identity.

THREE STEPS TO REGISTER
  1. Nominate your Aistiphi Community Liaison (ACL). Your ACL will be be a duly authorized officer of your company who will be responsible for registering and managing your membership account. Your ACL will also serve as contact person between your company and Aistiphi and liaise with other members of the business community.
  2. Fill out this expression of interest form , providing us with contact information of your organization’s ACL and the membership class your organization prefers to join.
  3. We will contact your ACL in two working days via email and mobile telephone to start the process of registration and verification. Once all information is validated, we will work with your ACL to activate your profile on the community platform.

AFTER YOU RGISTER AS MEMBER

Once we have validated your information, we will email you your organization’s certificate of membership at which point your company will be entitled to member privileges. This includes submitting entries of your CSR Philanthropy initiatives for membership year 2020 for publication in the Aistiphi Gazette.

CORPORATE MEMBERSHIP CLASSES

What’s Your CSR Philanthropy Profile?

You determine your company’s CSR Philanthropy profile, i.e., the size, scope, depth, reach and level of complexity of your CSR Philanthropy program. You also decide which Membership Level best matches your company’s CSR Philanthropy profile. This is a self-enforcing honor system. Aistiphi authenticates your selected Membership Level by reviewing its consistency with entries your company publishes in the Aistiphi Gazette. Aistiphi reserves the right to adjust Membership Levels that show up to be inconsistent with a member’s CSR Philanthropy profile. Please, Get it right! Make your brand proud!

CRYSTAL PRIDE CLASS

MEMBERSHIP LEVEL I

Crystal Pride Class is the ‘starter class‘ of the Aistiphi Business League. Members demonstrate at a fundamental level that they take their CSR Philanthropy and social investment commitments seriously. Crystal Pride Members have modest corporate philanthropy programs and they give back meaningfully to communities and institutions, at the minimum, once every year.

GRAND RISE CLASS

MEMBERSHIP LEVEL II

Grand Rise is the ‘elevate class‘ of the Aistiphi Business League®. Members go beyond the basics and establish a more active presence in Ghana’s Philanthropy Space. Grand Rise Members have fledgling corporate philanthropy programs and they become more deliberative in targeting resources to few areas of interest where members hope to make the most impact.

STAR ROYALE CLASS

MEMBERSHIP LEVEL III

Star Royale is the ‘standard class‘ of the Aistiphi Business League®. Members have well-defined and active corporate philanthropy programs. Star Royale Members are deliberative and strategic in targeting corporate philanthropic resources to institutions and communities in multiple sectors and geographies. They align resources and priorities to areas with acute needs.

LEGACY GOLD CLASS

MEMBERSHIP LEVEL IV

Legacy Gold is the ‘distinction class‘ of the Aistiphi Business League®. Members run sophisticated, high-volume and bold-impact corporate philanthropy programs that tend to be national and multi-sectoral in scope. Members collaborate with NGOs, government agencies and international bodies and align their priorities and resources to augment broader efforts to attain higher-level national development goals such as the SDGs.

KENTE PRESTIGE CLASS

MEMBERSHIP LEVEL IV

Kente Prestige is the ‘executive class‘ of the Aistiphi Business League®. Members operate at the highest level of corporate philanthropy and community service. In addition to meeting the distinction standards of Legacy Gold Members, Kente Prestige Members make a bold commitment to encourage community service among students at all levels of Ghana’s educational system. To this end, members pay premium annual subscription to underwrite most of the costs so student-based organizations and groups can participate in Philanthropy Space™ and publish in the Aistiphi Gazette at a nominal subscription.

STRATEGIC BRAND POSITIONING

Ready to Leverage CSR Philanthropy Brand?

CSR BRAND IDENTITY

The Aistiphi Business League is an innovative brand marker with implications for strategic brand marketing. The sheer statement of your membership of the Aistiphi Business League communicates instantly to the public your company’s values and proud identity as a socially responsible business brand. This provides opportunities for marketing brand CSR and social profile.


CSR BRAND DISTINCTION

Members have a choice in distinguishing their CSR Philanthropy and goodwill brand from those of their corporate peers in an already crowded CSR Philanthropy environment. We provide five membership levels for that purpose: Crystal Pride, Grand Rise, Star Royale, Legacy Gold and Kente Prestige. In increasing order, these classes reflect greater volume, scope, reach, depth and complexity of members’ CSR Philanthropy programs. As a member, you have the option to distinguish your brand by leveraging a higher membership level that reflects your CSR Philanthropy profile.


PUBLICIZE SOCIAL INVESTMENTS

Hitherto, the traditional media tucked reports of your social investments in obscure corners, often in back pages or as side stories to major news. As a member, we publish your CSR initiatives in the Aistiphi Gazette, an authoritative online magazine that is the go-to place for CSR and corporate giving in Ghana. This enhances the visibility of your social investments and your brand. Plus, since the Gazette is an online resource, your entries are immediately available and shareable in myriad social networks.


COMMUNITY PRESENCE CAPITAL

The Aistiphi Business League attracts elite businesses like yours so you can be sure your corporate peers, including your competitors are on board too. That may be reason enough to not want to sit this out. Besides, your membership of the League also makes you a member of Our Commonwealth of Goodwill. This larger tent includes all major players in Ghana’s Philanthropy Space, e.g., international partners, NGOs, religious bodies, clubs, associations, alumni, citizens abroad, celebrities and schools. This larger tent provides unparalleled community presence capital for your brand and makes you part of a much larger cause.


PORTFOLIO OF CSR PHILANTHROPY

As a member of the Aistiphi Business League, we archive all your CSR philanthropy initiatives reported to us in your public profile that is accessible online. This enables your company to hold in one place all your CSR philanthropy initiatives accomplished over time. Anyone can lookup your portfolio of accomplishments with one click.

EXCLUSIVE BENEFITS & PRIVILEGES

Get Premium Value for Your Membership

PUBLISH ENTRIES IN GAZETTE

If your company is committing so much resources to social interventions, your company may want to get a handle on how your important accomplishments are reported to the public. Members take back control of the public messaging of their social interventions by submitting entries to Aistiphi for vetting, approval and real time publishing in the Aistiphi Gazette.


LIST PROFILE IN DIRECTORY

Member profiles are listed in the online member directory. Each member profile holds archives of all of a member’s social interventions to date that have been submitted for publication in the Aistiphi Gazette.


CO-PRODUCE ANNUAL REPORT

Members have exclusive opportunity to make an input into the production of the National Corporate Philanthropy Report every year. The report documents and tracks movements in CSR Philanthropy, corporate giving and community service in Ghana. You will also present at corporate philanthropy seminars that examine emergent issues and matters arising from annual reports.


ENHANCE ACCOUNTABILITY

As a generous corporate citizen, you have often wondered if the resources you gave to a school or orphanage actually got to the target beneficiaries or, whether the expensive equipment or infrastructure you donated would be maintained diligently. We help members realize good returns on their generosity by instituting measures like ‘Beneficiary Due Diligence Audits’ to keep recipients of corporate charity accountable for proper stewardship of gifted corporate resources.


ACCESS COMMUNITY EXCHANGE

We created the Aistiphi Community Exchange to make it easier for members to identify high need areas. The Aistiphi exchange is a hub where institutions and communities post critical infrastructure, equipment, technology, service and other resource needs. Members could draw from the pool of needs to inform their decisions about areas to channel corporate philanthropic resources.


PARTICIPATE IN AWARDS & EVENTS

Members are eligible to participate in key Aistiphi events all year round. Some notable events include the Aistiphi Jamboree, Executive Ball and Annual Awards.

YOUR OBLIGATIONS & EXPECTATIONS

Honor Commitments to Aistiphi Communities

PAY ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION

You will keep your membership in active status by paying your annual member subscription on time. Member subscription is due in full on January 1 of every membership year. After January 1, unpaid member accounts will automatically change to ‘inactive status.’ Accounts in ‘inactive status’ for three months will be terminated and all member information on Philanthropy Space will be be permanently removed from our servers.


UPDATE MEMBER INFORMATION

You will ensure that information about your membership profile is current and up to date. This includes your current Aistiphi Liaison’s name, designation, email and mobile number. It also includes your company’s Aistiphi Business Member Class and other public profile information. It is very important that you update information on your Aistiphi Liaison as needed.


SUBMIT ENTRIES FOR PUBLICATION

You have the sole responsibility to submit entries about your CSR Philanthropy initiatives to Aistiphi for real time publication in the Aistiphi Gazette. Aistiphi will not contact you at any time to request submissions. Rules and policies for submitting Aistiphi Gazette entries can be found here.


CONTRIBUTE TO PHILANTHROPY REPORT

You will participate in the production of the annual Corporate Philanthropy Report. This includes completing surveys, providing and verifying information, reviewing and approving drafts, and participating in report and report-related seminars.


CONTRIBUTE TO COMMUNITY BRANDING

You will participate in coordinated marketing of the Aistiphi Business League Brand. This includes, but is not limited to, sharing numbers, narratives, videos, photos and other multimedia reports of your company’s CSR Philanthropy program. It also includes appearing on media platforms to share your company’s insights, experiences and accomplishments in philanthropy.


PARTICIPATE IN LEGACY PROJECTS

You will participate in and contribute to Business Legacy Projects, which are executed every year or every two years, as determined by members. The Business Legacy Project is a signature CSR philanthropic contribution from Corporate Ghana acting as a whole. Aistiphi does not control Business Legacy Projects. They are entirely member driven.

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