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The London Community Foundation host Corporate Partnerships Workshop

 

On Friday 15th November, we hosted the Corporate Partnerships Workshop in collaboration with Voluntary Action Camden and Volunteer Centre Camden. Over 25 people from local charities attended to share best practices in understanding CSR and receive advice on how to make meaningful relationships with local businesses.

The workshop was a brilliant opportunity for charities to share their successes and tips on approaching corporates, led by our speakers – Alan Eagle from the Santander Foundation, Karen Landles from CBS Outdoor and Simon Hill from Enabling Enterprise. Each speaker offered a different perspective on corporate partnership, with Alan focusing on the dos and don’ts of bid writing and Karen encouraging a creative and confident approach to establish long lasting and worthwhile relationships.

Simon also demonstrated how Enabling Enterprise, which has received a number of grants from The London Community Foundation, has successfully gained numerous corporate supporters, giving participants the chance to hear from the other side!

LCF have had partnerships with Voluntary Action Camden and Volunteer Centre Camden since we ran Camden’s Transforming Local Infrastructure Project, funded by the Office for Civil Society, with the aim to transform local support services and create stronger links between the charity and corporate sectors. Also run by Disability in Camden, the project came to an end in September 2013, but the workshop proves that these links are still being encouraged. 

The afternoon was really successful in showing how charities and businesses can benefit from each other and we hope participants came away with the confidence to build their corporate support!

As part of the TLI project we set up GiveCamden as an easy vehicle for people to be able to give to local groups in the borough. This giving mechanism will continue in to the future to support our communities. Please visit www.givecamden.org.uk for more information or to donate now.

Published on 19 November 2013

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