How do we make it happen?
Orphans in Need has a dedicated corporate fundraising team with the knowledge, skills and expertise to formulate and deliver an effective plan. Together we will create a bespoke partnership scheme that has synergy with your corporate values and philanthropic commitment that works effectively within your business at strategic and operational levels.
Here we identify tried and trusted initiatives that could form the basis of our discussions: Ideas that can form the basis of your Corporate Social Responsibility Policy
1. Unrestricted Gifts/Choose a Project
Choosing to provide an unrestricted gift means that we are able to use your funds where they are needed most. This could be to provide emergency care to an orphan or to help towards the costs of food parcels, or any other area of our work. Choosing a specific project means that you can contribute to a particular scheme of your choice, ranging from building a room in one of our Orphan Homes or providing for a large scale food distribution.
2. Make us your Charity of the Year
Making us your Charity of the Year gives your organisation a focus for fundraising activities. Customer-facing departments can raise funds through products sold in store or collection tins at tills. Employees or whole departments can use recycling schemes, events, bucket collections or organise events and challenges. Our expert fundraising team can help you to create detailed fundraising plans for these and other ideas. Why not create your own in-house Community OIN Team(s) to really engage your staff. Pop our visual banner on your website and show your customers how you are making a tangible impact to re-build despairing lives.
3. Employee Engagement
Providing common social as well as business goals is a great way to enhance team bonding and motivation. Introduce Orphans in Need as part of your staff induction programme, use what we do as part of team building programmes, encourage inter-department challenges to raise the most funds or introduce the OIN Employee Fundraiser of the Month / Year Award. Your staff are undoubtedly your greatest asset; we’d like to make them ours as well.
Payroll Giving Schemes give us the confidence to invest funds in sustainable projects, knowing that long-term commitments provide life-changing results. Employee donations come direct from payroll using a straightforward process to set up. Talk to our Corporate Fundraising Team at 0207 100 88 66 and ask your payroll department to visit Give As You Earn (GAYE) at the Charities Aid Foundation website www.cafonline.org.
National and International events and challenges are part of our fundraising portfolio which generate regional and national media coverage for us and our partners. Encouraging employees to participate provides opportunities to raise your corporate social responsibility profile whilst playing a key role in developing our partner relationship. Consider sponsoring a high profile event and associate your brand with one of the world’s most reputable and hard-working charities.
There’s even a not-for-profit social enterprise called www.giveacar.co.uk that will collect unwanted, scrap cars without charge. It’s a clever, innovative scheme that turns the unwanted into hope; something that’s definitely wanted!
Key criteria for selecting your employees probably includes personal characteristics such as innovation, motivation and creativity. Thousands of our fundraising volunteers display those talents in abundance so by introducing and encouraging your staff to support us in their leisure time strengthens the desire to help change the lives of thousands of individuals. Use work-based displays and payslip inserts, encouraging staff to visit our website maintains that corporate social responsibility ethic even further.
4. Match Funding
If your company were to match the funds raised by your employees wouldn’t that be a great motivator for them? What a great way for us to promote your company in our media publicity; what an opportunity for our celebrity Global Brand Ambassador to visit and applaud your support.
5. Gifts in Kind
It’s not just funds we rely on to deliver our support services efficiently. Donations of goods, services and expertise are also key components that contribute to our work and we are constantly amazed at the generosity of our partners.
Goods such as auction prizes, computers, medicines, office equipment, discount vouchers; anything you’re able to offer us goes directly to helping orphans and widows throughout the world.
Services that we value can include event venues, meeting spaces, photocopying and mail services and staff training. Not only does it help us; it helps your staff appreciate the charity they’re supporting.
Expertise is worth its weight in gold and if you’re able to help with essentials such as legal, tax, marketing, IT or strategic planning issues then you’re contributing substantially to our effectiveness