Date: Wednesday, 9th November 2011
Time: 6:30pm to 9:00pm
Location: Oasis Church Waterloo
1 Kennington Road
London SE1 7QP
Business charity partnerships are a land of rich opportunities for co-creation and mutual benefit. Yet at the same time they are riddled with conflicting aims and objectives, clashing cultures and other unforeseen challenges, which people on both sides of the partnership have to grapple with on a daily basis.
Join us on 9th November 2011 to experience and explore these issues and opportunities in an interactive, challenging and fun way.
With the help of a business case and role-play developed specifically for our “Creating effective business charity partnerships” workshop, you will explore different stages of partnership development, from choosing a partner to three years into the partnership.
Register by Monday 7th November to have enough time to read the case-study before the event.
Attend this workshop to:
- find out what the companies and charities can gain from partnerships
- explore the issues to consider at different stages of partnership development
- learn how to choose a potential partner with care
- identify potential risks and learn how to manage your partner’s expectations
- discover how to build and maintain a successful business charity partnership
- benefit from real-life examples and have an opportunity to share your experience with like-minded people
You will gain a well-rounded perspective of the complexities involved, while learning from workshop experts representing three sides of a business charity partnership. Tom James, Three Hands, an intermediary in business charity partnerships, will show you how to link business with charities and community organisations for mutual benefit, while Nadia Al Yafai, White & Case, will offer a corporate take on the partnerships and Laura Westwick, Bromley by Bow Centre, will present a charity perspective.
6.30pm – Registration and Networking
7.00pm – Introduction
7.15pm – Case study scenario 1
7.35pm – Case study scenario 2
7.55pm – Case study scenario 3
8.15pm – What’s the future?
8.30pm to 9.00pm: Networking
ABOUT THE FACILITATORS
Tom James is a Senior Manager at Three Hands, a company that links business with charities and community organisations for mutual benefit. Three Hands brings together expertise in learning & development and community engagement to deliver experiential learning programmes and innovative community projects. Tom has been in his current role for 2 years working on programmes for BSkyB, British Gas, Morgan Stanley and Lend Lease. Tom graduated in 2010 with a distinction in his Masters degree in Corporate Social Responsibility from London Met Business School and was recently appointed as a Trustee at Emmaus South Lambeth, a charity in South London which provides a home, work and family for homeless people.
Nadia Al Yafai is the Community Affairs Executive at White & Case, one of the world’s leading global law firms, responsible for developing volunteering programmes and selecting and managing key charity relationships. She designed a unique employability programme ‘Breakfast Club’ with Dress for Success which was run over 12 weeks in the City and was covered in ‘The Big Issue’. Nadia believes that, as a Corporate Responsiblity professional, it is important to have a strong perspective from the charity’s viewpoint so she is a Business Advisor to the employability charity, IntoWork and the Clement James community Centre, the headquarters of IntoUniversity. She works with the charity’s business partners on developing their new programmes, brings on board expert supporters, reviews their community development focus and carries out mock interviews with the charity’s clients. She has also helped set up a social enterprise community cafe including winning funding in a ‘Dragon’s Den’ pitch event. She received a ‘Local Heroes’ award at the Kensington & Chelsea ‘Make a Difference’ ceremony in June 2011 for, in the words of the charity, ‘her incredible support and care, her enthusiasm and creativeness and for being a source of inspiration to us all’.
Laura Westwick is the Corporate and Events Development Manager at the Bromley by Bow Centre, an east London charity that helps up to 2,000 people a month to improve their health and skills and move towards and into work. She has responsibility for developing effective relationships with corporate partners, particularly those based in the City and Canary Wharf. Her area of responsibility also involves developing fundraising events ranging from sponsored sporting challenges to arranging formal dinners and auctions. This can mean anything from writing bids for six-figure partnerships, recruiting riders for a 100km night-time cycle ride to helping to organise a corporate volunteer-led summer tea party (complete with cupcakes) in the Centre’s therapeutic garden. Laura has worked in the charity sector for 3 years having previously worked in environmental sustainability.