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Working with Corporate Partners

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Presentation on charitable organisations working in partnership with corporate organisations. This presentation looks at:
•Why work with corporate organisations?
•What do corporate organisations want?
•Creating a 'Menu of opportunities'
•Tips to make corporate partnerships work

For further information contact Matt Dronfield at London Youth on 020 7549 8800 or email hello@londonyouth.org.uk. You can also tweet Matt @MattDronfield.

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Working with Corporate Partners

  1. 1. Working with Corporate Partners Ma#  Dronfield @Ma#Dronfield
  2. 2. @LondonYouth @MattDronfield Why work with Corporate Partners? It  is  possible  they  can  provide   unrestricted  funding  at  a  ;me   when  funding  from  tradi;onal   sources  has  become  tough ✓ Tap  into  the  knowledge  and   exper;se  of  their  employees✓ → Do  not  go  into  the  rela;onship   looking  for  funding  immediately   → Put  yourself  in  their  shoes → Trustees,  mentors  for  staff
  3. 3. @LondonYouth @MattDronfield What do Corporate Partners want? Think  about  their  staff Time  commitment Skills  and  knowledge Business  objec3ves Do  your  organisa;ons  objec;ves  match? Is  this  a  team  building  event? Press  &  PR   What  are  the   expecta;ons? Who’s  involved? Number  or  corporate  volunteers Number  or  young  people Menu  of   Opportuni3es Don’t  go  with  one  op;on
  4. 4. @LondonYouth @MattDronfield Create a ‘Menu of Volunteering Opportunities’ Volunteering Menu for Corporate Partners www.londonyouth.org @LondonYouth
  5. 5. ! @LondonYouth 2 Volunteering Opportunities Develop'and'deliver'and'employment'workshop,'focusing'on'how' to'complete'job'applica;ons,'CV'wri;ng'and'mock'job'interviews.' This'will'provide'young'people'with'a'great'insight'into'what' employers'look'for'in'an'applicant'and'will'offer'an'invaluable' opportunity'to'engage'with'experienced'business'people'and' provide'the'best'possible'chance'in'gaining'employment.' The'skills'that'volunteers'will'develop'during'this'ac;vity'include:' coaching,'rela;onship'building,'facilita;on,'communica;on,' customer'focus,'adaptability'and'social'issue'awareness. CV and Interview Workshop Availability Immediate()(two(week(lead(in(/me(required Location London(Youth(would(ask(the(corporate(partner(to( host(the(day(at(their(premises(and(provide(lunch(for( the(young(people(a=ending Time Commitment One(full(day Number of Volunteers and Young People Corporate(Volunteers:( Up(to(10 Young(People:( ( Up(to(20 Cost £950(to(cover(coordina/on(and(recruitment(costs(for( young(people This'three'month'project'matches'professionals'from'a'broad' range'of'backgrounds'with'young'people'from'the'local' community. Mentors'and'mentees'will'meet'once'a'fortnight'for'their' mentoring'session'and'aim'to: • Support'young'people'during'their'transi;on'through' important'milestones'in'their'life'e.g.'educa;on'into' employment • Enable'young'people'and'professionals'to'develop'their' skills,'knowledge'and'confidence' • Support'young'people'in'their'aspira;ons,'providing'them' with'meaningful'advice'and'encouragement The'skills'that'volunteers'will'develop'during'this'ac;vity'include:' coaching,'rela;onship'building,'facilita;on,'communica;on'and' social'issue'awareness. Youth Mentoring Availability Four(month(planning(and(recruitment(required Location London(Youth(would(ask(the(corporate(partner(to(host( matching(and(evalua/on(sessions(at(their(premises Time Commitment Matching(Session:( One(evening Mentoring(Sessions:( One(hour,(once(a( ( ( ( fortnight(for(three( ( ( ( months Evalua/on:( ( Two,(two(hour( ( ( ( sessions( Number of Volunteers and Young People Corporate(Volunteers:( Up(to(20 Young(People:( ( Up(to(20 Cost £5,000(to(cover(coordina/on,(facilita/on(and(travel( costs(for(young(people 3 www.londonyouth.org The'London'Youth'Quality'Mark'helps'youth'clubs'achieve'long' las;ng'improvements'to'their'prac;ce'and'management.' Volunteers'would'provide'support'to'London'Youth'member' youth'clubs'to'help'them'get'to'the'point'of'being'‘assessment' ready’.'This'will'involve'working'collabora;vely'with'staff,' volunteers'and'young'people'to'build'a'porMolio'of'evidence'to' the'necessary'requirements. The'skills'that'volunteers'will'develop'during'this'ac;vity'include:' coaching,'analysis'and'problem'solving,'rela;onship'building,' project'management,'adaptability,''facilita;on,'communica;on' and'social'issue'awareness. Quality Mark Support Availability Immediate Location London(Youth(member(youth(club(premises(and( remotely(either(from(home(or(from(own(work( premises Time Commitment To(be(agreed(between(the(par/es((typically(half(a( day(per(month) Number of Volunteers Up(to(two(per(member(youth(club(working(towards( the(Quality(Mark Cost Free Work'with'young'people'to'provide'addi;onal'manpower'support' for'urban'regenera;on'and'general'environmental'projects.'May' involve'helping'to'build'an'herb'garden,'build'a'chicken'coop'or' create'a'fun'outdoor'space'for'young'people'to'enjoy. The'skills'that'volunteers'will'develop'during'this'ac;vity'include:' communica;on,'rela;onship'building,'social'issue'awareness. Urban Nature Day Availability Immediate()(two(week(lead(in(/me(required Location London(Youth(member(youth(club(premises Time Commitment One(day Number of Volunteers & Young People Corporate(Volunteers:( Up(to(30 Young(People:( ( Up(to(10 Cost £1,000(to(cover(coordina/on,(lunch(for(volunteers(and( young(people(and(materials/tools(for(use(on(the(day Develop'and'deliver'career'seminar'which'on'a'par;cular'area'of' your'business'which'provides'greater'knowledge'to'young'people' on'the'typical'tasks'and'responsibili;es'undertaken'in'that'for' employees'that'work'in'that'area'of'your'business.' Will'help'guide'young'people'when'choosing'what'career'path'to' follow.'Can'cover'any'career'such'as'marke;ng,'construc;on,'law,' finance,'sales'and'technology.'Could'also'cover'umbrella'topics' such'as'how'a'business'operates. The'skills'that'volunteers'will'develop'during'this'ac;vity'include:' coaching,'rela;onship'building,'facilita;on,'communica;on,' customer'focus,'adaptability'and'social'issue'awareness. Career Seminar Availability Immediate()(two(week(lead(in(/me(required Location London(Youth(would(ask(the(corporate(partner(to( host(the(day(at(their(premises(and(provide( refreshments((for(the(young(people(a=ending Time Commitment Two)three(hours(in(the(evening Number of Volunteers & Young People Corporate(Volunteers:( Up(to(five Young(People:( ( Up(to(50 Cost £950(to(cover(coordina/on(and(recruitment(costs(for( young(people
  6. 6. @LondonYouth @MattDronfield Corporate Partnerships in action 1 Urban  Nature  day 2 CV  &  Interview  Workshop 3 Mentoring  Programme 4 Dona;on
  7. 7. Eight tips to make Corporate Partnerships work for your charity @LondonYouth @MattDronfield 1 There’s  no  ‘us  and  them’ 2 Think  about  the  employees 3 Put  yourself  in  their  shoes 4 Keep  the  loop  open 5 Detail 6 Crea;vity 7 Rela;onship  manager 8 Award  scheme Source:  Felicity  McLean,  Guardian  Finance  Hub,  8th  March  2013
  8. 8. Ma#  Dronfield @Ma#Dronfield ma#.dronfield@londonyouth.org.uk Questions?

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