Available to pre-order. Published April 2019
Every year, UK companies contribute to society by supporting community and voluntary organisations. To improve your chances of benefitting, you need to know which companies give, why they do it, what their criteria are, and how to ask in the right way.
This guide not only provides a detailed insight into 400 companies and their giving strategies, but also advises on how to identify those most likely to support your organisation. Their combined contribution in cash donations and in-kind support amounts to over £400 million in the UK.
Who is this book for?
All voluntary organisations seeking support from companies, and fundraisers looking to develop their strategic corporate partnerships. Academics and CSR professionals researching UK corporate giving. Companies looking to develop their community giving strategy.
What does it cover?
This comprehensive guide contains a full description of each company’s community activities, along with a separate section on corporate grant-making charities. Each entry includes an at-a-glance profile detailing:
- Corporate social responsibility (CSR) information
- Levels of giving in the UK and whether in cash or in kind
- Partnerships, including Charity of the Year
- Matched funding and payroll giving
- Commercially led support
- Pro bono work
Details are also provided on each company’s:
- Ratio of women to men on the board of directors
- Status as a Living Wage, Stonewall or Armed Forces employer
- Inclusion in the FTSE4Good index
- Accreditation or membership to bodies such as Business in The Community and London Benchmarking Group
‘This guide is a brilliant and invaluable resource for charities and companies alike. Looking at it, I feel more confident than ever that the chorus of responsible businesses is on the brink of becoming a roar. I hope that – like me – you can’t wait to hear it.’
Amanda Mackenzie OBE
Chief Executive, Business in the Community [from the Foreword]
‘This book has been an invaluable starting point to help pinpoint prospects and refine our prospect list. It has helped to improve the quality of prospect research and significantly reduced the amount of time spent on it.’
Suzanne Smith, New Business Lead, London’s Air Ambulance Charity
‘An invaluable resource when building a corporate pipeline for all charities. The book gave us solid, concise background information guiding us efficiently to design a strategic approach for support.’
Vicki Siddall, Trust and Corporate Fundraiser, Ronald McDonald House Charities
‘A simple to use guide to make company giving easier. Bringing together information about a range of companies in one place, it helps support charities in working towards strategic fundraising. For us, it allows fundraisers to understand who we are, how we give, and how best to approach us. A must-read for any fundraisers!’
Andy Rubin, Chair, Pentland Brands Limited
‘A clear, easy to use guide to UK company giving. It has proved to be an excellent research resource which puts a wealth of information at your fingertips.’
Emily Gibson, Researcher, University of Glasgow, UK
‘We found this guide to be the most comprehensive source on how companies give, their level of engagement with charities and who they partner with. It’s been a hugely useful resource for us to get a sense of the current landscape and spot opportunities for corporate partnerships.’
Stephen Lavery, Market Insight Manager, Macmillan Cancer Support
‘The quality and reliability of analysis put this directory head and shoulders above comparable publications. An invaluable resource for both researcher and fundraiser alike.’ Stephen Brammer, Executive Dean, Faculty of Business and Economics, Macquarie University, Australia
About the authors
Judith joined DSC in January 2017. As a senior researcher, she contributes to DSC’s funding guides and helps maintain the fundraising websites. Prior to joining DSC, Judith worked and volunteered in the charity and arts sector for over ten years.
She has a MA in Sociology from the University of Manchester and her dissertation examined how cuts to funding has affected the arts sector and artist employment in Liverpool.
Scott Mason joined DSC in January 2018. He has a BA (Hons) and an MA (Hons) in Politics and International Relations from Lancaster University.
Since joining DSC, Scott has co-authored the 16th Edition of The Guide to Major Trusts and has assisted with the development of DSC’s Funds Online fundraising website.
Prior to working for DSC, Scott worked as a researcher with a number of voluntary sector organisations including, The Centre for Internet & Society, where he conducted research into privacy and big data.
His current interests include social value, corporate social responsibility, co-production and digital fundraising.
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