How the power of partnership can boost business and charities

October 18, 2013

Bristol firms are invited to an event next week to help them forge relationships with the charitable sector and boost the city’s growing reputation for responsible business.

Hosted by BITC (Business in the Community), the Power of Partnership workshop on Tuesday will give charities and community organisations a platform to discuss the challenges they face, while businesses will learn about the relationship opportunities charities can provide.

The event, sponsored by Bristol City Council and EDF Energy, will cover the key elements of building partnerships and provide workshops on PR, social media, income generation and advice on what businesses look for in a community partner.

The day will also include ‘advice surgeries’ where community organisations will be able to receive free professional advice on a number of topics including law, finance, property issues and tax. 

Chief executive of Bristol Rugby Club’s Community Foundation Ben Breeze will speak at the event and share his experiences on the benefits of collaboration.

“Financial constraints are part of the new normal for charitable and community organisations,” said Ben. “To survive and thrive many need to rethink their approach to development and income generation in order to continue delivering charitable support in the local area.”

BITC head of community impact Tracy Rees added: “For businesses, getting closer to communities and their charitable organisations has never been more important, and is a vital component of any partnership. These relationships can bring significant business opportunities including brand awareness, employee engagement and employee motivation.”

The event takes place at St Werburghs Community Centre

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