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 Innovative Social Entrepreneurs 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

Supporting Asperger Families in Essex (SAFE) is a support group for individuals and families affected by Asperger Syndrome. It provides a vital network of support to over 200 families by working to raise awareness, sharing information to raise the quality of care and understanding within communities, and developing services for the people and families affected.

SAFE is looking for a new Chair of its Executive Committee, ideally with prior experience of committee/charity trustee work, a wider involvement within the voluntary sector and interest in autistic spectrum matters. To learn more, please see the job description, and to apply, please send a CV and cover letter to fernclive@pottershome.co.uk

Tutors United is an award-winning social enterprise, hiring and training university students to provide affordable private tuition in Maths and English to primary school pupils from low-income and migrant backgrounds. Since its establishment in 2013, Tutors United has taught over 600 low-income pupils across 16 London boroughs and three UK cities, achieving consistent results in academic progress.

Tutors United is looking for two Trustees with experience in any of the following: strategy & business development, finance and accounting, teaching and working with a school senior leadership team, and curriculum development. To learn more about the role or to express an interest in the positions, please email Joel.Davis@tutorsunited.org

New English Ballet Theatre (NEBT) was created to nurture a new generation of classical dancers, choreographers, artists and designers. Its unique mission is to develop emerging ballet choreographers and act as a bridge company for young, professional dancers. NEBT is also committed to introducing dance to new audiences and young people.

NEBT is looking for a Trustee, ideally with experience in the Arts. To express an interest in the opportunity, please email karen@nebt.co.uk

West London Zone represents a partnership of local organisations all working towards the same goal: that all children and young people in their area are on-track to flourish in adulthood. They do this by helping charities, local authorities, schools and children’s centres deliver the best possible support to the children and young people who need it most across a range of issues including, learning, well-being and character.

West London Zone is looking for legal support to ensure that all their data processes are compliant with the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). To express an interest in the opportunity, please email Freddie O’Farrell on fofarrell@westlondonzone.org

The Funding Network (TFN) encourages individuals and organisations to come together to pool their time and resources and crowdfund for small non-profits. Akin to a friendly Dragons’ Den, each crowdfunding event provides opportunities to achieve positive, transformational social change for individuals, communities and the environment over the long term, through innovative charitable projects. Since 2002, TFN events have brought together over 10,000 people who raised £10 million for 1,500 non-profits around the world.

The Funding Network is looking for a new Chair of Trustees, ideally with prior experience of committee/trustee work and a wider involvement within the voluntary sector. For further information on the position, please email Celine Gagnon on celine@thefundingnetwork.org.uk and to apply, please send a CV and cover letter to michaelm@maynardleigh.co.uk

Read Easy UK is an adult-literacy charity that provides free, confidential, one-to-one coaching from trained volunteers for adults who struggle to read. Since 2010, Read Easy has helped more than 600 adults learn to read and now has 24 community-based volunteer groups across the Midlands and the South West, simultaneously improving the self-esteem and life chances of its readers.

Read Easy UK is looking for a new Chair of Trustees, particularly with experience of scaling organisations and preferably high level experience of adult basic skills education. For further information, please see the job description and to apply, please send a CV and cover letter to ginny@readeasy.org.uk

Fully Focused is youth led media organisation that uses the power of film as a tool to educate and deliver change for vulnerable young people. Founded in the direct aftermath of the London riots in 2011, they run a structured three-stage media training and development programme for 16-25 year olds from London’s most deprived boroughs to ultimately challenge perceptions, raise awareness, change mindsets and transform lives.

Fully Focused is looking for an Adviser to provide expertise on changing their structure, ideally with experience in law and an interest in media or youth work. To express an interest in the position, please email leah@fullyfocusedproductions.com


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