Since 2011, we have been building stronger communities across Cheshire by helping businesses and charities to work together. We do this in many ways including:
High impact matches
The majority of our projects are long term and often involve a range of business skills and expertise. They don’t necessarily begin that way, but as relationships develop further opportunities arise. Typical areas of support include marketing, HR, finance, operations and longer term planning.
These kind of matches are particularly beneficial to all involved, providing an ongoing support system for the charity and a significantly positive outcome for all those exchanging their skills.
Charity leader development
As well as matching charity CEOs with mentors from the business sector, we host Connect, Lead & Learn. Meeting on a quarterly basis, we provide a forum for the leaders of Cheshire-based charities in which to share problems, learn best practice from others and take time to develop their own leadership skills.
Short term matches
Like any organisation, charities are often hit by unexpected projects for which they need particular expertise that might not already exist within the charity. These types of project are ideal for a business to make a quick but significant impact and could include:
• Matching a charity which needs a lease renewal reviewed with local chartered surveyor
• A charity with concerns about the new pension auto enrolment process and so matching them with a local pensions expert
• Perhaps a charity recruiting for the first time who needs HR advice