Many businesses are realising the importance that their customers see in have a positive social impact. If you’re looking to create a corporate charity partnership with a focus on gender equality, GFS could be a great fit.
There are many benefits of charity partnerships in being seen as an employer with a commitment to gender equality. Businesses that can demonstrate this are among the first choices for the best women candidates in the workforce, resulting in a stronger, more progressive organisation.
Harvard Business Review that found 64% of consumers say that sharing the same values with a brand is the primary reason they have a relationship in the first place.
Charity partnerships are a great way to show that you are making a material commitment to gender equality.
Why partner with GFS?
- 1. Supporting a Gender Equality charity – The only charity in the UK working directly with girls to state that they are a feminist organisation* This will help you to meet your CSR objectives and show your commitment to a fairer society.
- Enhance your PR coverage and strengthen your brand – we provide a communication and PR plan to promote your company and all your activities including acknowledgments on our website and on our social media throughout our partnership
- GFS offer rewarding volunteering opportunities – including an extensive volunteer training programme
- Regular project progress reports – We recognise that it is important for businesses and staff to see the full impact of your company’s support and fundraising.
- Ongoing support and ideas for fundraising to engage your customers and colleagues
*as far as our research can tell.
Ways we can work together
Charity of the year/staff fundraising
Choose us as your dedicated charity and engage your staff with our calendar of tailored activities and the opportunity to support girls and young women in England and Wales.
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 at your place of work please email email@example.com.
Celebrate International Awareness Days 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.
Support the launch of a group
Launching new groups is at the heart of what we do, and we continue to make plans for opening groups to meet the growing demand from girls and young women needing our services.
Our current target is to open 12 new groups a year in key locations, including London, Liverpool, Durham and Manchester. We have recently opened eight new groups, and plans are underway for six new groups in Liverpool, two in London and two in the Midlands.
We know how to set up, launch and run groups successfully, we need funders to help the growing demand and ease our waiting lists. Your company can be a branded sponsor of one of our groups.
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.
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