‘During 2020 we’ve seen the impact small businesses make, with more businesses donating to charity via Work for Good than ever before. The #SmallBusinessStar campaign is an opportunity for small businesses to keep shining, engage their customers and clients and make a positive difference.’ — Veronica Bamford-Deane, Managing Director of Work for Good.
The #SmallBusinessStar match funding campaign is a festive fundraising opportunity for small businesses to help UK charities raise much needed funds by donating through their Christmas sales.
From 1st-31st December 2020 Work for Good will be doubling donations raised from the sales of products and services and paid to charities via our platform (up to £500 per business, whilst funds remain — see T’s & C’s…
Amidst the doom and gloom, positive stories are emerging from the pandemic, demonstrating that a time of crisis can also act as a catalyst for good things.
A new batch of bold, ethical entrepreneurs who are determined to make a positive impact through their business have been inspired to launch and just hearing their stories makes us feel hopeful for the future of business.
Below are three businesses which began during the pandemic and who have put purpose at their centre.
PlantSavers is a new social enterprise which saves plants from going to waste, whilst raising money for good causes.
When the UK went into lockdown, the nation turned to gardening. In fact, Britain’s Royal Horticultural Society saw a five-fold rise in queries for gardening advice on its website. However, although demand was high for flowers and houseplants, lockdown meant plant nurseries had to close, and thousands of plants were due to be thrown away. Three entrepreneurial friends saw this as an opportunity to save millions of at-risk plants whilst keeping plant growers in business. Employing family and friends they launched PlantSavers. …
“Whenever and wherever disaster strikes here in the UK, this country has a unique way of pulling together” - HRH The Duke of Cambridge, the launch of the Disasters Emergency Trust Coronavirus Appeal.
Whilst Covid-19 continues to be a difficult time for everyone, there are stories emerging of resilience, incredible generosity and kindness , many of which come from charities and the people that work and volunteer for them. So we thought we would shine a positive light by describing the impact that three amazing local and national charities have made in keeping people safe, happy and well during lockdown.
It’s a reminder that without inspiring organisations like these, many more people would have been left hungry, homeless, and alone during the pandemic. …
Here in the UK, we have all made unprecedented sacrifices to protect each other and save lives. And we have witnessed the tireless dedication of staff in our amazing NHS.
Elsewhere, millions of lives are at stake as Covid-19 hits refugee camps and communities affected by conflict and violence in places such as Yemen, Syria and South Sudan. In countries where there is no NHS; refugees and families who are trying to protect themselves from violence and hunger, need our help.
Please take a moment to imagine that you have lost your home, your livelihood, fled your country in order to protect your family, and now you face a deadly new threat. These places do not have sufficient supplies to treat those who fall ill, little access to clean water and PPE to protect medical staff is scarce. …
Plastic Free July is a global movement to reduce plastic pollution by helping us discover solutions which enable us to reduce plastic waste at home and in our communities.
As we’re nearing the end of July, you may have adopted new switches to cut out single-use plastic. Whether that’s carrying around a reusable water bottle or switching to plastic free toilet paper.
Our planet needs us more than ever and there are brilliant environmental charities taking action to tackle plastic pollution and climate change. …
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What is Work for Good?
Work for Good (www.workforgood.co.uk) is a tech-for-good company which provides a solution to a complex problem by making it possible and easy for small businesses to donate to charity through the sales of their products and services otherwise known as cause-related marketing.
Business owners increasingly demonstrate their values through their business. They also recognise that people want to buy from, and work for businesses who are contributing to a better society.
For example, a t-shirt business may make the decision to donate £5 from every shirt they sell to charity. While this might sound like common practice, it’s difficult for small businesses to do so legally, as they need to create a Commercial Participation Agreement (CPA) with every charity they donate to (this also causes a lot of work for charities who, as a result, may have to turn down donations from small businesses). …
It is World Refugee day on 20th June 2020, which also falls during Small Charity Week. In recognition of this, we wanted to highlight the brilliant and valuable work that three amazing, small charities who support asylum seekers and refugees are doing.
Refugees are some of the worst affected by the coronavirus crisis. We asked these charities how they are currently able to support their beneficiaries and how donations from small businesses can help them deliver their services.
Some of our clients are actually dealing with this situation quite well as a lot of them are used to waiting, used to uncertainty, and have already formed supportive communities with each other and ways of dealing with an uncertain and sometimes scary situation. Through our regular storytelling and support sessions, we have found there is much to learn from the amazing people we support. …
Below is part 2 of our Co-Founder Danny’s Lunch and Learn Masterclass with Enterprise Nation, on the topic of ‘Cause Marketing’.
1/6: I give away my product to charity when I sell it (buy one, give one). Am I eligible for Work for Good?
That’s a fabulous model, it’s very analogous to Work for Good but slightly different, as our mission is to raise funds for charity (because that’s what they need the most). …
Our co-founder, Danny recently participated in one of Enterprise Nation’s ‘Lunch and Learn Masterclasses’ on the topic of Cause Marketing, where he answered some common questions surrounding Work for Good.
Part 1 (of 2) has been transcribed below. If you would like to join Work for Good but there’s something you remain unsure about, please contact us and we would be delighted to help!
1/6: What is Cause Marketing and how does it relate to Work for Good?
Coronavirus is making life difficult for many people, but sight and hearing loss can make it even tougher.
Did you know that there are over 400,000 people in the UK today who are deafblind?
It’s a lot of people, and this figure grows significantly when you understand that there are also 2million blind people in the UK and 12million people who are deaf.
At Deafblind UK we are trying to make the world more friendly to all those with a sensory loss, so that they feel part of communities, and feel welcomed.
We have been doing this for 92 years, supporting those to live a life beyond sight and hearing loss, enabling them their independence and giving them the confidence to carry on living. …