It was great to host an online discussion based on the “2020 Business and Charity Relationships Report” – looking at how to improve the quality of relationships between businesses and community (with a focus on employee volunteer initiatives).
Michelle Kitney – CEO olunteering NZ
Johanna Hattingh – Genesis Energy
Sarah Woollard – CEO Anxiety NZ
Michael Hiltoin – Director Three Hands UK
A recording of the webinar is available below.
1) Business offers V Charity needs – it’s surprising to learn what would really make a difference, what might feel small and easy to a business could be a game-changer for the charity – businesses just need to ask. Let’s move away from charities hosting team-away days towards deeper more meaningful shared benefits.
3)Community partnerships don’t have to be limited to volunteering – Partnerships can include collaboration, shared learning, skill sharing -what we call Social Insight. There’s a lot of expertise and insight that lie within the charities dealing at the forefront of social issues relevant to you and your business – directly supporting customer experience, product innovation and strategy.
A note about skilled volunteering: We specialise in combining skilled volunteering with leadership development, culture and values programmes. This creates opportunities for meaningful volunteering, meaningful learning and some great internal collaboration (including budget savings!).
We are a partner organisation to Three Hands, based in London, UK, which has been creating business value and social value hand in hand since 2003.
We create tailored projects and programmes that take activities rooted in “giving” and making them strategically relevant to the business – from leadership and talent development to community investment and innovation.