37 Corporate & Charity Speakers Reveal Pioneering Approaches To Deliver Mutual Benefits & Measurable, Long-Term Alignment, Engagement & Results With Strategic, Innovative & Successful Corporate Charity Partnerships: In-Depth Insights Into Corporate Expectations & Fresh, New Ways To Create Meaningful Partnerships That Align On Values, Engage Employees & Volunteers, Keep Up With Changing Landscapes & Achieve A Lasting, Measurable Impact.
7th Annual, One-Day, Practitioner-Led Conference & Virtual Event, 9th February 2021.
08.30 Registration, Coffee & Informal Networking
09.00 GIC Welcome, Interactive Voting Introduction & Morning Chair's Opening Remarks
Victoria Coltman, Corporate Account Manager, Alzheimer’s Society
Fermin Martinez de Hurtado, Sustainability Strategy Manager, Santander UK
STRATEGIC, IMPACTFUL PARTNERSHIPS
09.20 Cultivate Meaningful Relationships With Strong, Strategic Vision For Long-Lasting, Value-Adding Partnerships
- More than just a logo on a website! Move towards strategic partnerships with clear objectives for maximum engagement and lasting impact
- Identify and build relationships with the right partners whose beliefs match-up perfectly for long-term results
- Encourage both parties to collaborate on each other’s business goals with support and skill sharing for maximum success on both sides
David Rowsell, Head of Community Engagement, Lloyds Banking Group
Katie Legg, Director of Strategy & Partnerships, Mental Health UK
ALIGN VALUES, MUTUAL SUCCESS | PANEL & Q&A
09.45 Build Mutually-Supportive Partnerships With Similarly-Minded Organisations That Share Objectives & Values For Win-Win Beneﬁts
- Manage expectations and accommodate each other’s goals without favouring one side for partnerships that help both corporate business models and charity fundraising
- Create strategic relationships that aren’t simply transactional: where can you align on mutual values and skills for innovative ways to partner?
- When you’re in a partnership that wants diﬀerent things, how can you keep the balance of corporate CSR programmes and all-important charity fundraising?
Natalie Deacon, Executive Director Corporate Aﬀairs, CSR & Sustainability & President of the Avon Foundation for Women, Avon
Lewis Jones, Corporate Partnerships Manager, Movember
Dawn Ingram, Head of Corporate Partnerships, The Royal Navy & Royal Marines Charity
Paul Moore, Associate Director of Fundraising, Winston's Wish
Moira Quinn, Senior Partnerships Manager, Cancer Research UK
ORIGINAL WAYS TO PARTNER
10.15 Create A Buzz With Innovative Ideas & Diﬀerent Ways To Partner That Make The Most Of Both Parties’ Talent & Skills For Exciting, Impactful Partnerships
- More than just charity of the year! Best-in-class examples of bold, creative partnerships that sit outside of the standard template
- How can charities incorporate new technology in innovative partnerships without breaking the bank?
- Don’t lose sight of the classics! Incorporate new ideas with the typical dress downs and bake sales for integrated partnerships that deliver two-way impact
Lauren Thompson, Senior Corporate Partnerships Manager, Shelter
10.40 Morning Refreshment Break With Informal Networking.
PLUS! Don’t forget to add your business card to the competition box for a chance to win a donation to your chosen charity!
11.10 Bonus Session Reserved For Exclusive Conference Partner
11.40 Unlock The True Value Of Volunteering With Innovative Ideas & Skill Sharing
- More than just a team day out! Move beyond the typical volunteering programmes with all-important skill sharing for real added value rather than just freshly painted fences
- Top tips on how best to structure a corporate volunteering programme for boosted employee experience
- Innovative ideas for exchanging skills and utilising volunteering days for charities that don’t have the obvious ways to get involved
Jane Boulton, Zurich Cares UK Manager, Zurich Community Trust (UK) Limited
Kirsten Currie, Corporate Partnerships Manager, Age UK
CHARITY STREAM: WHAT CORPORATES WANT!
12.05 What Makes Corporates Tick? Understand Their Key Aims When It Comes To Charity Partnerships & What Charities Can Do To Impress
- What do corporates really want out of a partnership? Understand their goals, expectations and what support they want from a charity for mutually-beneﬁcial relationships
- With corporates receiving 100’s of applications to partner up, what makes a charity stand out from the crowd with initial proposals and pitching?
- At the end of the day, it’s all about the bottom line: what can charities do to feed into this and ensure partnerships are worthwhile for the corporates?
Sonia Chhatwal, CEO, DHL UK Foundation
CORPORATE STREAM: SOCIAL, CLIMATE & COMMUNITY IMPACT
12.05 Be A Force Of Change! Best-In-Class Strategies For Giving Back To Communities & Fighting Climate Issues With Impactful Partnerships
- Combat social and climate issues, give back to communities and make a real diﬀerence with engaging CSR strategies and eﬀective partnerships
- What can corporates be doing to improve their sustainability and work better with environmental partners to reduce climate change and increase their green credibility?
- Homelessness, food waste, D&I: with so many social issues, how can corporates decide which to tackle? Which will impress customers and employees the most to make a true impact?
David Groth, Data Management & Partnerships Director, BT
Nicola Chapman, Head of Communities, Sky
Claire Preston, Social Value Manager, ENGIE
Sonia Gandhi, Corporate Social Responsibility Manager, Kier
Roxy Baciu, Head of Community, giﬀgaﬀ
12.45 Lunch & Informal Networking For Speakers, Delegates & Partners
13.45 Afternoon Chair's Opening Remarks
13.55 Next-Level Employee Communications Strategies For Truly Engaged & Invested Employees That Understand & Support Partnership Goals
- Ignite a passion for partnerships and encourage employees to get involved – whether that be through fundraising, volunteering, skill sharing or simply raising awareness
- It’s no secret that employees value an organisation with purpose, so how can you clearly communicate partnership goals from the get-go for boosted employee experience?
- Keep employees updated on the results of their eﬀorts with progress messages to foster long-term support
Penny Amatt, Corporate Responsibility & Community Investment Manager, Royal Mail
Alyse Roberts, Corporate Development Manager, Action for Children
14.20 Shared Knowledge, Fresh Innovations, Practical Takeaways
A) Live Charity Pitches & Corporate Feedback
Joseph Clark-Bland, Corporate Aﬀairs - Charity & Community Specialist, Morrisons
Jude Brooks, UK Head of Corporate Responsibility, Aviva
Lucy Brooks, Head of Corporate Development, London's Air Ambulance Charity
Charlotte Leonard, Head of Partnerships, Action Against Hunger
B) Ethical Considerations
C) Regional Partnerships
Francesca Seabourne, Head of Community Engagement, HM Revenue & Customs
CORPORATE CHARITY EVENTS - MORE THAN JUST A CHALLENGE
14.40 Corporate Charity Events – More Than Just A Challenge
- Now is the time to plan
- Getting your team active, rebuild team spirit
- “Oven ready” challenges
Jan Smolaga, Business Development Manager, Action Challenge
14.55 Afternoon Refreshment Break With Informal Networking
SMALL BUT MIGHTY! |SMALL CHARITY CASE STUDY
15.40 Innovative Ideas For Building Strong & Impactful Partnerships With Small Charities That Reap Rewards & Don’t Break The Bank
Smaller partnerships don’t have to be any less successful! Top tips on creating an innovative partnership with a small charity that leaves a lasting impact across customers, employees and supporters.
Craig Hall, Head of Corporate Charity Partnerships, Fujitsu
Emma Chappell, Senior Corporate Partnerships Executive, Autistica
FUTURE TRENDS & CHANGING LANDSCAPES
16.05 Understand What’s On The Horizon, Future Trends & The Shifting Landscape For Up-To-Date Corporate Charity Partnerships
- With today’s battleﬁeld of constant change, how can partnerships remain current and stay ahead of the competition?
- With a new digital tool on the market every day, what can charities with low budgets be doing to digitalise and invest in technology and what is the role of corporates in supporting this?
- What are the partnership trends of the future to invest time and money into?
Tim Scott, Senior Manager, Creating Change for Better & Asda Foundation, Asda
Daniel Murray, Senior Partnerships Development Manager, WWF
Richard Amos, Head of New Corporate Partnerships, Mind
Paul Davies, Head of Corporate Partnerships, British Heart Foundation
Nicky O'Malley, Head of Corporate Partnerships, RSPB
16.35 Chair's Closing Remarks & Official Close Of Conference