Corporate Fundraising

 

In the aftermath of the Nepal earthquake in 2015, a group of friends from the technology and non-profit sectors started thinking about how to make sure donors could help rebuild the country through donations and be sure their contribution went to the people in need. We reflected upon and refined our ideas until we created KindLink – a platform that shows donors the impact of their donations through detailed campaign reports and social-media-like coverage and allows charities to showcase their good work more transparently.

The current project has aimed to uncover the underlying constructs of employee engagement and specify the ways in which it links with CSR. Based on the connections identified, the research seeks to provide real evidence on how employee participation in CSR affects the overall engagement, attraction and retention of talent in the organisations in the UK. [...] The research has confirmed that CSR programmes have positive effects on the overall employee engagement.

Corporate Social Responsibility, or CSR, is becoming increasingly important for SMEs, but it can sometimes seem confusing or overwhelming to know how to get started.

The world’s largest companies boast CSR teams who deliver major programmes throughout their supply chain. They promote and adhere to benchmarking and other international standards, such as the London Benchmarking Group, the Dow Jones Sustainability Index, BITC’s Corporate Responsibility Index and the Global Reporting Initiative.

Most companies nowadays have heard about Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programmes. Started by and usually connected to the bigger companies of this world (as the name would suggest) such initiatives are sometimes seen as not related to the core business and hard to manage. Both could not be further from the truth.

 

These days, a CSR policy and plan are becoming necessities for mid-sized law firms and businesses, but simply having one is not enough. Does your organisation’s CSR policy or plan avoid these five common pitfalls?

 

1. It was designed by copying someone else’s policy

Learning from what your competitors, clients and friends are doing is fine.

Copying what they’ve done on CSR is pointless.

Business Social Impact programs, also known as Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives, have been questioned for many years and looked with skepticism for their role in the business strategy and actual impact on charities and society.

Below we will look into why such initiatives can be key to business success, as well as what digital tools are available for managing such a program.

 

One of the features of the life of Blackfriars Settlement is the frequent visits by individuals or teams of volunteers; fulfilling the widest array of activities imaginable. I want to record our most grateful thanks to all those from our Corporate Sponsors who have given their time, imagination and commitment to support our work.

What do ________ want?

It’s a fundamental question when it comes to fundraising and marketing in general. If you know what _______ wants, then you just need to give ‘it’ to them. And while it’s not easy to just create ‘it’, communicate ‘it’ and deliver ‘it’ to the right people, it sure beats doing all that work and finding out they don’t even want ‘it’ in the first place. Trying to understand needs is one reason I’ll be focusing more on research, stakeholder interviews and customer development in the future.

The BBC’s weekly technology programme BBC Click, which airs internationally and is presented by the show’s charismatic host Spencer Kelly, has recently featured KindLink in one of their episodes.