At the end of 2015, Involve Swindon was contacted by representatives from Nationwide’s Information Management division. They were interested in understanding more about skilled volunteering and how local charities could make use of the specialist knowledge that they had within their team. The skill sets they had access to were quite varied ranging from the […]
Case Studies – Skills
My name is Sophie and I work for Nationwide in the Executive Recruitment team. A few weeks ago our team decided we wanted to use some of our 14 hours volunteering time offered by Nationwide to give back to our local community, and we were keen to use our specific recruitment skills to help. We […]
Swindon Marriott’s HR Manager and colleagues delivered two workshops for local charities on common HR issues such as developing policies and creating employment contracts. Representatives from 9 local charities attended the two bite-size sessions to learn from the professionals, ask questions and network with each other. It’s a great opportunity for people who may never […]
10 skilled volunteers from Nationwide’s IT department delivered a workshop on cloud computing for 9 local charities in Swindon. After a short presentation that de-mystified cloud computing, the volunteers & charity reps sat down one to one to talk about the specific needs of each charity and how cloud computing could work for them. Feedback […]
Social Return on Investment Advising a local charity on social return on investment, I found that what, to me, was my bread and butter was, to them, revolutionary. By the end, I had the personal satisfaction of knowing that the senior staff at the charity had a set of tools embedded in their organisation which […]
Marketing Advice “Asked to help local youth mentoring charity SMASH with their marketing, I didn’t want to do the task for them. I wanted to give them guidance and share my skills with the staff and volunteers so that they could improve their own marketing. I found my involvement really fulfilling. I was only 2 […]
Professional Training Workshops In 2013 business professionals, volunteering through Involve Swindon, ran a series of business skills training courses for voluntary organisations. The third sector is under increasing pressure to embrace professional business practices to compete for funding and contracts but often lacks the skills and has no budget to pay for training.
Business Planning for Eastcott Community Organisation Eastcott Community Organisation is a newly formed local group, full of enthusiasm and energy, organising lots of social events to bring their local community together. They are planning to take over their local community hall and needed help with business planning.