No more giant cheques - find other ways to connect with businesses and benefit your cause
Businesses engage with their local communities in a wide range of ways; the traditional scenario of a large company giving an over-sized cheque to a worthy social cause once a year is now considered outdated. Sustainable partnerships with businesses present a growing variety of opportunities for voluntary sector organisations.
Recognising this, the Support Hub has been working with Business Unusual to put on a training day for local voluntary groups/organisations. 'Building Effective Partnerships with Business' takes place in Bristol on the 1 October, 2012. The course will provide advice, guidance and practical suggestions to apply when starting or developing partnerships with the business sector, including:
* Identifying what your organisation has to offer and gain from partnerships with business.
* Gaining a range of methods and approaches for building partnerships.
* Hearing from several local businesses about their current partnerships with the voluntary and community sector.
Business panellists on the day will include representatives from MITIE, Burges Salmon and Asda.
To find out more and book your place, visit: http://www.supporthub.org.uk/building-effective-partnerships-business.