Can businesses help?
Businesses want to help and already have helped numerous VCSE organisations across the North East. However we think there’s a bigger role for the local private sector to play in helping you through skills-sharing.
There are many ways in which businesses can support VCSE organisations but the most useful is to share their expertise with organisations that lack specific skills. For example, they could:
- Offer advice and support free of charge. This could include support with:
Marketing and communications
Health and safety
Equality and diversity
in short, just about anything a high-performing business does on a daily basis.
- Encourage staff to become trustees
- Offer direct support to beneficiaries of voluntary organisations e.g. helping with interview skills or CV-writing
- Make meeting rooms or spare places on in-house training schemes available to local community groups