Have you ever done work for a charity?

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  1. Elfin

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    There's an error in the URL in your link there - it's missing a "w". ;)
     
    Posted: Nov 24, 2008 By: Elfin Member since: Sep 28, 2006
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  2. Third Sector Lab

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  3. coxadmin

    coxadmin UKBF Enthusiast

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    Past clients have included small local charities and all work done was at a discounted rate.
     
    Posted: Nov 24, 2008 By: coxadmin Member since: Nov 5, 2004
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  4. Third Sector Lab

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    What types of admin/business support work have you done for charities?

    I'm really interested to find out what type of work charities are outsourcing and what is being kept in house. I think many charities underestimate the cost savings to be made by outsourcing certain functions, such as payroll, admin sales and IT.
     
    Posted: Nov 24, 2008 By: Third Sector Lab Member since: Dec 20, 2007
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  5. BHazell

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    Feels like most of my clients for web design work are charity cases these days. Make me wanna work for free half the time.
     
    Posted: Nov 24, 2008 By: BHazell Member since: Nov 24, 2008
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  6. coxadmin

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    I did a basic website for Dwelling Place Ministries in Peterborough - the lady who runs it gave me a testimonial on this page. The website has since been redone by someone with far more expertise than the one I did but it did get a web presence up there when the charity they first launched. Other projects for them have included mail merge, brochure/invitation design and general admin.
     
    Posted: Nov 24, 2008 By: coxadmin Member since: Nov 5, 2004
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  7. vineetthomas

    vineetthomas UKBF Newcomer

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    yes, we have done charity work for quite few, amnesty international, barnardos, work of crisis and all
     
    Posted: Nov 24, 2008 By: vineetthomas Member since: Nov 13, 2007
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  8. Third Sector Lab

    Third Sector Lab UKBF Contributor

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    Some high profile names there Vineet!

    What type of work have you done for those charities?
     
    Posted: Nov 24, 2008 By: Third Sector Lab Member since: Dec 20, 2007
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  9. matt.chatterley

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    We've typically done web design - but this tends to mushroom out a little (which in the case of charity work we allow it to intentionally) - into email setup and management, bits of IT support (getting them up and running to get the most out of the site), and the like!
     
    Posted: Nov 24, 2008 By: matt.chatterley Member since: Sep 22, 2008
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  10. vineetthomas

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    we are conducting surveys throughout UK related to charity and lifestyle, just calling up customers and asking if they would be interested in supporting the work of the following charities.
     
    Posted: Nov 24, 2008 By: vineetthomas Member since: Nov 13, 2007
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  11. vineetthomas

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    We are still working for few including, Greenpeace Tackle, British Heart Foundation, Supporting Children, Royal Society of Protection of Birds, Barnardos, Amnesty International, Work of Crisis, Center point, Save the children, New Ormand Hospital and the list goes on.
     
    Posted: Nov 24, 2008 By: vineetthomas Member since: Nov 13, 2007
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  12. Third Sector Lab

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    Seems there's loads of businesses on UKBF interacting with the third sector.
     
    Posted: Nov 25, 2008 By: Third Sector Lab Member since: Dec 20, 2007
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  13. matt.chatterley

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    Yeah. I wonder if this is an indication that lots of businesses (in general) interact with the third sector, or more of a reflection on the userbase of UKBF?
     
    Posted: Nov 25, 2008 By: matt.chatterley Member since: Sep 22, 2008
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  14. Ozzy

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    I would make a guess that it is a little bit of both. By contributing on these forums many UKBF members are demonstrating a willingness to share information and help others, they are being "charitable". It only stands to reason that charitable people are going to be willing to support charities :).

    Through both personal and corporate support, I/We support and volunteer for Children in Need, NSPCC, Breast Cancer UK, Young Enterprise, and the local Air Ambulance. We also purchase materials, toys and appliances for local schools occasionally.
     
    Posted: Nov 26, 2008 By: Ozzy Member since: Feb 9, 2003
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  15. Third Sector Lab

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    Good point!
     
    Posted: Nov 26, 2008 By: Third Sector Lab Member since: Dec 20, 2007
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