Conference to grow local corporate charity partnerships

Charity partnerships aren’t just vital for a charity’s success. They’re key to the success of businesses too – with benefits reaching well beyond simply ticking the ‘CSR box’. That’s why it is so important to get the partnership right.

Business in the Community is hosting an exciting half-day conference at Park Avenue Hotel in Belfast on Thursday 16 November 2017 to help local companies and charities build bespoke, strong corporate charity partnerships.

The event, which is sponsored by The Community Foundation for Northern Ireland, is designed for anyone interested in building a successful, long-term corporate charity partnership. Delegates will hear from a range of exciting speakers and panellists, and also have the opportunity to share ideas and network.

Pictured launching the Building Corporate Charity Partnerships Conference is Siofra Healy, Community Foundation for Northern Ireland with Denise Cranston, Business in the Community.

Jonathan Andrews, Managing Director of Remarkable Partnerships, a specialist consultancy that helps charities and businesses create strategic partnerships, will lead discussions on the day. He explains: “There has never been a better time for charities and companies to partner, so they can deliver transformational change for the charity, the company and society.

“The aim of this conference is to encourage Northern Ireland companies and charities to create game-changing partnerships. I’d encourage anyone interested in creating brilliant partnerships to come along on the day.”
Jonathan has a wealth of experience building charity partnerships with companies such as BT, Bupa, Intel and Santander; and helping charitable organisations including Alzheimer’s Society, Age Concern and Action for Children.

Denise Cranston, Head of Community Engagement, Business in the Community said: “We are delighted to be hosting our first Corporate Charity Partnerships Conference and we hope that it will be a valuable event for both companies and charities alike.

“At Business in the Community we are passionate about helping to bridge the gap between business and their local communities, as by working together we can achieve so much more. There will be a wide range of exhibitors and panellists there on the day, sharing learning ad providing valuable networking opportunities for delegates. If you’re interested in building successful charity partnerships, then you simply cannot afford to miss this event!”

Charities and Business in the Community members will receive a discounted rate of £50 per person; the standard rate for non-members is £75 per person. For more information, or to book your place, visit www.bitcni.org.uk/event/great-corporate-charity-partnerships or contact angela.campbell@bitcni.org.uk

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