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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


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


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


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


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



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



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


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



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


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