with large, for-profit corporations that has proven to be a challenge for many nongovernmental organizations and nonprofits to overcome. Many times possible funding opportunities go untapped for fear of the negative connotation that groups believe will be used against them for working with large corporations, asserted one participant. Instead, there is a need to educate corporations on their ability to provide social influence and to create a return in funding sustainable communities. Participants voiced the need to bring donors together in dialogue with agencies in order to discover the philanthropic and business opportunities that water sustainability projects can supply. By including donors in the dialogue and educating them on the needs of communities, some participants believe that donors would become more tolerant for the program designs, nuances, and ad hoc requests that emerge while executing a project.

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