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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,

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27th September, 2017 6.30-8.30pm

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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

The Onion Collective is a community regeneration CIC working to transform Watchet, a deprived coastal town in Somerset, into a flourishing place to live, work and visit. It does this by helping communities build a plan for their hometown and helps them to deliver it by creating jobs, ideas, pride and self-worth.

The Onion Collective is looking for 3 non-executive Directors, ideally with skills or experience in one or more of the following areas: business development and growth, business negotiations, corporate social responsibility strategy, financial expertise with CICs, building profile and public influence, and fundraising approaches. To express an interest in the opportunities, please email

Making the Leap is a charity working to improve social mobility by raising the aspirations of, and increasing opportunities for, young people between the ages of 11 and 25. Through educational courses preparing children for work experience, programmes to boost their motivation and performance, and ongoing coaching for young people to develop key soft skills, they set young people from poorer backgrounds on the right path to succeed in their chosen careers.

Making the Leap is seeking business advice on how to develop their offering to corporates and generate income. To express an interest in the opportunity, please email

Clean Break is a charity set up in 1979 by two women prisoners with the aim of bringing the hidden stories of imprisoned women to a wider audience. As the only women’s theatre organisation of its kind, it delivers high-quality theatre-based courses, awarded qualifications and specialist support, to help participants to develop personal, social, professional and creative skills that often lead to education and employment.

Clean Break is looking for a Treasurer who is a qualified accountant and has managerial and leadership experience. Please see the job description to read more about what they do and the role. To apply, please send your CV and a cover letter to by 5pm on Monday 25th September.

Shared Outcomes is a programme run by charity, The Institute for Statecraft, working to support young people from minority ethnic communities in areas facing economic and social challenge. They offer free activities to participants to develop employability skills, build confidence and provide accredited qualifications, in order to ultimately increase their life opportunities and fulfil their potential.

Shared Outcomes is looking for a strategic adviser to help them create a sustainable growth plan and fundraising strategy, ideally with skills in business planning and strategy development within the charity sector. To express an interest in the position, please email

Multi-Agency International Training and Support (MAITS) is an international disability charity supporting and improving the lives of marginalised children in some of the poorest countries in the world. Through a global team of volunteers, they provide capacity building, training and resources to those caring for and working with individuals with disabilities in education and health services.

MAITS is looking for a new Treasurer, ideally with experience in accountancy at a senior level and also experience in the charity sector. For further information, please see the job description and to apply, please send your CV and cover letter to

New Writing South is a charity working to nurture diverse writing talent in the South East of England. With six other writing development agencies in England, they collectively support creative writing, provide training opportunities for writers, and commission new work across the country, for those who would not ordinarily have access to professional development opportunities.


New Writing South is seeking new Trustees, ideally with skills and experience in business and finance, or experience in writing and passion for inclusive arts. Please see the job information to read more about what they do and for more information on how to become a Trustee, please email

Plant Your Future is a charity working to improve the livelihoods of poor rural farmers in one of the most bio-diverse areas in the world, the Peruvian Amazon. Their grassroots model puts resources and knowledge into the hands of disadvantaged farmers, to support them to harvest sustainable and renewable products so that they can earn higher incomes as well as protect bio-diversity and mitigate climate change.

Plant Your Future is seeking a Treasurer with skills and experience in finance and accounting to join its Trustee Board. Please see their job description for more information and to apply, please send a CV and a cover letter to

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