Trustee Workshop – Driving Business Engagement

Date: 4 November 2021
Time: 00:00 - 00:00
Location: Online
Training & Events

Your charitable organisation might invest a lot of time and effort into many a funding grant application, but how much time do trustee boards and their leadership teams invest into a shaping a strategy around business engagement?

What to expect from this workshop?

This workshop will enable you to more effectively lead and support your organisation and people in developing strategic, successful and sustainable business engagement.

Understand the changing nature of Corporate Social Responsibility and the current motivations for businesses to engage with and support voluntary and community organisations.

In this workshop we will explore:

  • Alignment (between business and your own ethos)
  • Framing needs and offers
  • Selling the benefits of working with your organisation

Who is this workshop for?

This workshop is for trustees and social enterprise directors who help guide the strategic direction and fundraising of VCSE organisations and who want to understand current thinking around CSR and to further help, support and guide staff asked to develop this work.

More about Hunts Forum and Rachel Hales

Hunts Forum is working with Rachel Hales to help you develop meaningful and sustainable partnerships with your business community.

Rachel Hales is a Strategic Consultant and the founder of Get Synergised a bespoke consultancy service that brokers and facilitates partnerships and opportunities between the business community, charitable and public sectors to build thriving communities.

Rachel has dedicated over 20 years to working directly in local communities to drive social change and improve the lives of individuals because she believes that everyone should be given the opportunity to thrive and flourish.

Utilising her expert experience and unique methodologies Rachel helps charitable organisations smash their Business Engagement, but don’t just take our word for it, listen to what her clients say:

“Red Hen have shaped their business engagement strategy using Rachel’s Pathways to Partnerships methodology. Red Hen has seen a big impact from working with Rachel – a direct return on investment of around £15k. Indirectly, the strategy is contributing to/underpinning a massive, unprecedented increase in funds and resource. The methodology keeps us on task, and most importantly the regular sessions make me accountable!”

— Sarah Crick – The Red Hen Project – Project Lead

“Through spending time with Rachel working through Pathways to Partnerships with Purpose, I have developed a thorough understanding of the merit of genuine relationship building, factoring mutual objectives and mirrored values. This has enabled us to create a plan for our charity to ensure that our future engagements have real value exchange.”

— Kelly Vickers – Head of Business Development – Living Sport


Free for any Cambridgeshire-based or Cambridgeshire-working Charity, community group or social enterprise. Charges may apply for organisations without a Cambridgeshire connection. Contact Keith Johnson at to discuss.


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