Like many other businesses, we’re sure you’re realising just how important it is to customers that businesses have a positive social impact. So, if you’re looking to create a corporate charity partnership with a focus on gender equality, GFS could be a great fit. And because we believe a charity partnership should be mutually beneficial, which is why we do our best to tailor our approach, so your business priorities and our organisational ethics can come together in a way that is truly unique to your company and it’s needs.
There are many benefits to partnering with a charity like ours, such as being seen as an employer that’s committed to gender equality. Businesses that can demonstrate a commitment to gender equality are among the first choices for the best women candidates in the workforce, resulting in a stronger, more progressive organisation.
On top of that, Harvard Business Review found that 64% of consumers say that sharing the same values with a brand is the primary reason they have a relationship in the first place. So as you can see, partnering with a charity is a great way to show your consumers and prospective employees alike that you are making a material commitment to gender equality.
Why partner with GFS?
- The only charity in the UK working directly with girls to state that they are a feminist organisation*
- Enhance your PR coverage and strengthen your brand
- Offer rewarding volunteering opportunities
- A communication and PR plan to promote your company and all your activities
- An opportunity to have our CEO to come and deliver a talk to your team
- Acknowledgments on our website and on our social media throughout our partnership
- Ongoing support and ideas for fundraising to engage your customers and colleagues
- Regular project progress reports so you can see the full impact of your company’s support and fundraising
- Help you meet your CSR objectives
- Engage staff and strengthen teams
*as far as our research can tell.
Hold an office fundraiser
Whether it’s a team challenge, a cake sale, a raffle or an event, raising funds together as a team can be great fun and really rewarding. Working together to fundraise, not only supports our cause, but can also be a way of bringing your staff together despite working from home, creating a buzz or encouraging healthy competition between teams.
If you’d like to hold a fundraiser and would like us to support you with marketing materials, comms with your staff or anything else, get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We love to shout about the fundraising that businesses do to support us, so why not send us your pics too?
Celebrate International Women’s Day with us
Many companies are choosing to collaborate with girls and women’s organisation’s to celebrate this important day. At GFS we are looking for organisations and businesses who are looking to inspire the next generation of female workers, business owners and entrepreneurs.
Could your company fundraise for us on International Women’s Day by joining our #donate5nominate5 campaign? Donate £5 to GFS on International Women’s Day in honour of a woman who inspires you. Your chosen woman will receive a card from us telling them about your donation. You can then nominate five other women to do the same. Please email Lucyp@girlsfriendlysociety.org.uk for more information.
Celebrate International Day of the Girl with us
Over the last few years, International Women’s Day has taken the world by storm. However, many of the issues women face begin in girlhood. If effectively supported during their formative years, girls have the potential to change the world.
The UN’s International Day of the Girl Child focuses attention on the need to address the challenges girls face and promotes girls’ empowerment. In 2021, for International Day of the Girl 2021 GFS published a book called Girls Say, a book by girls for girls.
We are in the planning stages for International Day of the Girl 2022 and we are looking for companies and organisations who would like to work with us to celebrate this special day. If you’re interested in working with GFS for IDG, please email Lucyp@girlsfriendlysociety.org.uk
Support the launch of a group
Launching new groups is at the heart of what we do, and we continue to make plans for openings post-pandemic. Our current target is to open 12 new groups a year in key locations, including London, Liverpool, Durham and Manchester. We have recently opened six new groups, and are now scoping areas to launch two groups in South Wales.
If you have an interest in supporting us in launching these groups, get please email Lucyp@girlsfriendlysociety.org.uk
Sponsor a girl for a year
It’s important to us that we keep groups as accessible to girls as possible and never turn away families who can’t afford the fees. For £385 your company can cover the cost of a GFS girl for one year.
Your support will directly fund activities at your girl’s group and additional activities, such as trips out for the girls. It will also help us recruit and train more volunteers, provide new experiences for girls and improve the quality of our service.
Volunteer opportunities for women staff
With GFS, you’ll have opportunities to take a lead and inspire the girls and young women to be the best they can be. Everyone has something to offer GFS, and we want to bring together women from all walks of life to make great volunteer teams and give our girls different perspectives on life.
So, whether you’re motivated by skill or passion, life experience or a drive to make things better for girls and young women, you will be welcome at GFS. Click here to find out more.
Have something else in mind? Get in touch.
When working with corporate partners, flexibility is key to our approach. If you’re interested in working with us in a way that is different to the areas outlined above, we’d still love to hear from you. Please email: Lucyp@girlsfriendlysociety.org.uk
Our current partners and supporters
Cazenove Capital Management
DGAS Drumming group
Hettle Andrews Insurance Broker
The Peel Institute
Shropshire Youth Association