The Fore Trust is part of The Bulldog Trust, registered charity 1123081.

Engaging Experience

Connecting individual business professionals with dynamic small charities in need of business expertise since 2009.

Engaging Experience offers a wide range of strategic skills, mentoring, or non-executive governance support to charities. Originally set up by The Bulldog Trust, the network has successfully connected over a thousand charitable projects with specific pro-bono expertise to date.

The 1100 participants currently include hedge funders, bankers, lawyers, top civil servants, entrepreneurs, technology and media leaders, and other industry experts. The Engaging Experience’s popularity has helped hundreds of people realise that using skills for charity is personally and professionally rewarding and can easily be achieved alongside a full-time career.

Participants are invited to a number of events at Two Temple Place, giving them the opportunity to meet charities, social enterprises and each-other face-to-face. In addition regular emails are circulated with opportunities to connect with specific charities and projects. Events are frequently co-hosted with other organisations including New Philanthropy Capital, Big Society Capital, and the Small Charities Coalition.

All business professionals are invited to join and participation is free. There is also no charge for charities to use the service. For more information please contact Alison Marston, engagingexperience@thefore.org

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Events

Private View of Sussex Modernism: Retreat and Rebellion

10th April, 2017 6-8pm


Join Us for Live Crowdfunding with The Funding Network

15th May, 2017 6.30-8.30pm


How Will Technology Disrupt the Future of Philanthropy?

27th September, 2017 6.30-8.30pm

 


Year Here’s Fellows to Pitch for Pro-Bono Support

6th February 2018, 6.30-8.30pm


Find An Opportunity


All recent requests for pro bono support from small charities and social enterprises are listed here. Information on how to get involved and who to contact can be found below

Smart School Councils supports young people to become active, engaged democratic citizens through a new, innovative approach to school councils. Students that participate in Smart Schools Councils also develop their oracy skills, leadership and confidence. There are 360 schools across the world signed onto the programme.

Smart School Councils is looking for a new Chair of Trustees to support its plans to expand into more schools. To learn more, please see the Chair Recruitment Pack. If you have any queries about the role, please contact chair@smartschoolcouncils.org.uk and please CC greg@smartschoolcouncils.org.uk

To apply, please send a CV and cover letter to chair@smartschoolcouncils.org.uk by Friday 16th February 2018.

StreetDoctors tackles the issue of youth violence by teaching emergency life-saving skills to high-risk young people. It currently has over 350 volunteers in 18 teams across the UK, all of whom are student medics and junior doctors. Since inception, StreetDoctors has delivered emergency life-saving skills to approximately 7,500 vulnerable young people. StreetDoctors is a grantee of The Fore.

StreetDoctors is looking for up to three Trustees with either an interest in charity governance, professional experience of working with social media, or knowledge of emergency medicine. StreetDoctors also seeks a Treasurer with previous board experience, an understanding of charity governance and a background in finance and accounting. To apply, please send a CV and a covering letter to jo@streetdoctors.org by 5pm on Wednesday 17th January 2018.

Student Community Action is a charity which is embedded within Cambridge University that works to match students to volunteering opportunities. It encourages the involvement of students in voluntary community work and providing services to disadvantaged groups.

Student Community Action is seeking new Trustees, particularly with experience in the legal sector, property, social services and knowledge of the voluntary sector in Cambridgeshire. To apply, please send a CV and a cover note to caroline@cambridgesca.org.uk by Friday 12th January 2018.

 

Cambridge Youth Opera is a charity that has worked to broaden the creative horizons of young people since 2011. It does this by working with young people and children to create age-appropriate productions which include singing, orchestral playing and stage management. The charity is currently working on its 7th production, which is a double bill of The Little Sweep and The Hiding Tree in the form of contemporary opera.

Cambridge Youth Opera is looking for at least one Trustee with an interest in business planning and scaling to help the organisation grow. They are happy to consider approaches from people based outside Cambridge, including London. To express an interest, please send a CV to caroline.coetzee@cambridgeyouthopera.com

Open School East is an innovative arts charity that delivers a free and flexible education programme with and for communities who are less likely to access traditional provisions. It does this by providing high-quality tuition and studio space to emerging artists, running learning activities for young people and adults, and producing and hosting cultural events for local communities.

Open School East is seeking a new Chair and up to five Trustees, ideally with strong experience in the following: finance, higher education, marketing, communications and business and partnership development. For more information, please e-mail anna@openschooleast.org. To apply, please send a supporting statement, a CV and the contact details of two referees to anna@openschooleast.org by the 9th of February 2018.

On Road Media is a charity tackling social problems by improving media coverage of misrepresented groups and issues. It does this by organising events, encouraging media interactions, and designing projects with the media, voluntary and public sectors. Currently, it is delivering the award-winning All About Trans project which improves the portrayal of transgender people in the media.

On Road Media is seeking a Treasurer, ideally with experience as a qualified accountant and a record of supporting a charity/non-profit organisation. Please read the job description to read more about the role and to apply, please email kate@onroadmedia.org.uk

Longborough Festival Opera is a charity working to improve the access to opportunities in, and the experience of, opera productions. It does this by offering valuable performance opportunities to emerging singers through its sought-after Young Artist programme, working in partnership with rural schools to provide inspiration and experience of opera, and inviting the local community to dress rehearsals to encourage access to opera in rural Gloucestershire.

Longborough Festival Opera is seeking two Trustees with experience in either financial growth and development or Arts management. Please see the job description to read more about them and to apply, please send a CV and cover letter to jen@lfo.org.uk by Monday 18th December 2017.


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