Transforming charity business relationships
We recently blogged about our Charity Partnerships event held in early October which focused on how the nature of partnerships has been changing. At the event we set out some key principles that we think companies looking to build successful partnerships should look to emulate, these are: 1) investor rather than funder 2) reorientate the relationship 3) relationships with multiple...
'CSR, the City and responsible investment'
Yesterday morning Klara and I attended the Associate Parliamentary Corporate Responsibility Group event on ‘CSR, the City and responsible investment’. This event brought together the views of a strong panel and a varied audience; including representative from business, charity and both chambers of parliament. The panel was made up of Sir Ronald Cohen, Chair, Big Society Capital; Paul Lee, Director...
Launch of the Business Charity Awards 2012!
CAF is excited to be working with Third Sector magazine on the Business Charity Awards again this year! The Awards are designed to recognise and reward the wide range of work that companies do with charities including charity partnerships, the work of corporate foundations and supporting employee engagement. Last year’s winners included Keyline Builders Merchants and the Prostate...
Autumn in Birmingham, Manchester and Liverpool
Early autumn has seen another instalment of the annual political jamboree known as the party conference season. For three weeks MPs, party members, activists, lobbyists, journalists, charities and the rest ensconce themselves in convention centres around the UK and campaign, promote, argue, gossip and discuss the key issues on the political agenda. This year the economy obviously loomed large at...
The principles of good impact reporting
Over on Giving Thought, CAF’s policy blog, there’s an interesting post looking at the principles of good impact reporting that’s worth a look. You can find it here.
Achieving remarkable results
The departure from traditional forms of private sector/ non-profit partnerships can achieve remarkable results. This is the verdict of Barclays and UNICEF UK on their partnership which resulted in the Building Young Futures programme – a project that has provided education in financial skills and entrepreneurship to more than 487,000 people in 13 countries. Discussion of the partnership took...