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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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


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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

Women and Children First is a UK based NGO working to improve maternal and new-born health in some of the poorest communities in the world. In partnership with NGOs, governments and academic institutions, they develop and share best practice and promote innovative, low cost solutions to reduce maternal and new-born mortality and increase well-being for girls and women.

Women and Children First is looking for a management consultant who can help the team cost their consultancy services and develop a targeted marketing plan, to be completed by the 14th of July.  Please contact r.davies@womenandchildrenfirst.org.uk to express an interest in the assignment.

Pelvic Radiation Disease Association (PRDA) is a charity supporting cancer survivors who have been left with life-changing problems as a result of treatment to cancers in the lower abdomen. They work with healthcare professionals, charities such as Macmillan and Cancer Research UK, and the NHS, to raise awareness of Pelvic Radiation Disease and to improve the services available for treatment.

PRDA is seeking a new Honorary Treasurer, with experience in accountancy and ideally of fundraising. For further information, please see the job description and contact info@prda.org.uk if you have any questions and would like to express an interest in the position.

Art Against Knives is an award-winning charity working with London’s most isolated communities to prevent serious youth violence. Through specialist and creative interventions, they have supported over 1,000 young people in just 6 years. One of their most successful interventions, the ‘In Our Hands’ community nail bars, have provided young women with skills training, mentoring, and an accredited training programme for 17+ participants.

Art Against Knives is seeking a Chair and a Trustee, both with a range of experience and skills and that share the vision, values and ambitions of the charity. For more information, please see their job descriptions. To apply for either positions, please send your CV and cover letter to hello@artagainstknives.com by the 30th of June.

 

Rosa is the first and only UK fund dedicated to supporting initiatives that benefit women and girls. As part of their vision of equality and justice in the UK, they work to share knowledge and resources across different sectors, and influence and advise others to promote greater investment in organisations working with women and girls.

Rosa is seeking a Chair for their Board of Trustees, ideally with experience at a senior level, and in governance. For more information, please see the job description and to apply, please send your CV and a cover letter to maggiebaxter100@gmail.com by the 30th of June.

 

Sussex Prisoner’s Families is a community organisation supporting local families to cope emotionally and practically with the imprisonment of loved-ones. They offer community based support and advice to families, as well as training and awareness-raising for professionals so that they are in a better position to meet families’ needs.

Sussex Prisoner’s Families is seeking HR knowledge and expertise to enhance their governance, commercial expertise, and partnership capabilities. To apply, please contact denis@sussexprisonersfamilies.org.uk with a cover letter outlining your skills and experience.


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