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Give & Gain Day

Volunteers' Week 2015: A look back at BITC's Give & Gain

by Tom Gater 4 June 2015 - 7:06am

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Give Get Grow

by Tom Gater 12 May 2015 - 5:47pm

Ahead of Give & Gain Day on Friday, JTI UK’s Head of Community Relations, Karen Reynolds...

Dan Walker Smith

Want to raise your profile at work? Volunteer.

by Tom Gater 22 April 2015 - 1:36pm

This Responsible Business Week, Dan Walker Smith from Freshfields, gives his insights on the benefits to your work and career that you will gain through volunteering.

We Brits are...

SportInspired

Employee volunteering: Does it really make a difference?

by Tom Gater 22 April 2015 - 7:00am

Does employee volunteering really make a difference, or is it mainly a way for companies to appear to care and have a ‘purpose beyond profit’? I believe it definitely does make a...

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True community engagement is about building relationships

by Tom Gater 21 April 2015 - 5:00pm

Corporate volunteering has grown massively and shows no sign of diminishing. But questions need answering: is employee volunteering really achieving its objectives? What does it do for the...

Damian Chapman

It's the golden era of corporate volunteering, but spare a thought for charities

by Tom Gater 20 April 2015 - 12:05pm

This Responsible Business Week, Damian Chapman, Head of Fundraising at Envision offers a timely reminder about our perespectives on employee volunteering.

More and more...

#iwill

Employee volunteering is great but staff support for young volunteers offers even bigger benefits

by Tom Gater 20 April 2015 - 9:48am

Employee volunteering is great but staff support for young volunteers offers even bigger benefits says Charlotte Hill, CEO of Step Up To Serve, the charity behind the #iwill campaign...

Olivia Whitlam

Siemens: harnessing the talents of their people for community benefit

by Tom Gater 17 April 2015 - 3:50pm

Olivia Whitlam, Corporate Citizenship Executive at Siemens plc, a CommunityMark company, shows how they...

Andrew Lycett

Volunteering – a disruptive influence?

by Tom Gater 17 April 2015 - 3:23pm

Andrew Lycett is Chief Executive of the RCT Homes Group, A Community Mutual Housing Group operating primarily in Rhonnda Cynon Taff in...

Linz Darlington

Three key obstacles to employee volunteering

by Tom Gater 17 April 2015 - 3:15pm

Linz Darlington, CEO of Benefacto, writes about why David Cameron’s got the right vision but the wrong idea to achieve it. If we want to get...

Neil Worrall

A bit more Delia, a bit less Dave

by Tom Gater 17 April 2015 - 2:58pm

Neil Worrall, Director at JLL.

Volunteering (Definition): To freely offer to take part in an enterprise or undertake a task

It’s the evening of Monday 28th...

Tina Varns

Community conversations are central to the Waitrose Way

by Tom Gater 17 April 2015 - 7:00am

On Give & Gain Day Waitrose stores across the country will be hosting Community...

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CommunityMark networking event - learning, sharing, leading

by Tom Gater 26 January 2015 - 11:04am

Last Monday CommunityMark businesses gathered in London for their first networking and learning event, kindly hosted by Capgemini. CommunityMark recognises businesses that are leading the...

small business Octink win the CommunityMark award for putting the community first

CommunityMark companies put communities at the heart of their work

by Tom Gater 5 January 2015 - 2:58pm

Business in the Community’s CommunityMark recognises businesses that are leading the way in supporting local...

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Sign up to Give & Gain on International Volunteer Day 2014 - 5th December

by Tom Gater 4 December 2014 - 1:44pm

Today, Friday 5 December is International Volunteering Day, at a time when emplyee volunteering has never been more popular, writes Tom Gater, Sponsorship and Communications Manger,...

Give and Gain

Celebrating the power of volunteering in Stalybridge

by Tom Gater 4 June 2014 - 9:56am

Martin York is a Business Connector, seconded from Fujitsu. Here he talks about why he got involved in Give & Gain Day and the event he organised in Stalybridge, a town east of Manchester....

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Shoosmiths: Celebrating the power of volunteering

by Tom Gater 7 April 2014 - 10:21am

Tom Gater continues his examination of the work volunteers do in their communities through their employers - this time looking at two quite different types of volunteering done by staff at...

BITC's Membership Team

Walking the Talk: BITC's Membership Team

by Tom Gater 17 March 2014 - 9:41am

Tom Gater continues his examination of the work volunteers do for their communities through BITC - this time BITC's very own Membership team.

In the last year BITC programmes mobilised 585,...

Tom Beecroft from The Jaunty Flaneur with Darren Bryant of BP

Volunteers power what we do: The Rise Of The Jaunty Flaneur

by Tom Gater 24 February 2014 - 12:07pm

Tom Gater continues his examination of the work volunteers do for their communities through BITC.

In the last year BITC programmes mobilised 585,000 hours of volunteer time. That’s over 300...

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