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Supporters changing lives

“I’ve seen the motivation it gives someone to take part in Store Wars”

Store Wars

May 2015

Amanda Timothy, Community Liaison Coordinator at John Lewis Brent Cross, has organised two Store Wars competitions. She shares her experience of the event where colleagues take over a Barnardo’s store for a day and work together to raise as much money as possible.

Five top brand synergy partnerships

April 2015

Good chemistry is a crucial component of successful charity corporate partnerships. We round up five well-matched pairings in the sector and why they work so well.

Connecting with your company's cause

March 2015

Corporate partners from professional services company Towers Watson and Bank of Ireland UK heard about our work supporting children with a parent in prison at a Number 10 Downing Street event.

How volunteering helped instil a sense of pride at Kier

February 2015

When Richard Charman, Operations Director at construction company Kier, saw the state of a Loughborough-based family’s house two years ago, he was shocked. Richard talks about how he organised a team of staff and supply chain colleagues to volunteer their time to turn the house into a home.

A blossoming success

January 2015

Online cause-related marketing is at the heart of our partnership with Prestige Flowers. Their Business Development Manager Philip Crowther talks about why he thinks Barnardo’s Flowers has bloomed.

Five top fundraising corporate charity partnerships in 2014

December 2014

More corporate charity partnerships are aiming high, raising millions for good causes. We profile five top fundraising partnerships from 2014.

How you can help the Duracell and Barnardo’s Powering Smiles Campaign this Christmas

November 2014

Getting involved in the Duracell and Barnardo’s Christmas campaign through social media is easy and won’t cost you anything. Alex Radcliffe at Duracell talks about why the battery brand chose to support Barnardo’s sensory rooms and what the Duracell Powering Smiles Campaign hope to achieve.

Engaging Employees in Charity Partnerships

October 2014

From storytelling to sport, volunteering to visits, there are lots of different ways to get employees interested in your charity partner’s work.

Benefits of Anniversary Partnerships

September 2014

Anniversaries offer fantastic profile-raising and fundraising opportunities for charity and corporate partnerships. Ahead of Barnardo’s 150th anniversary in 2016, we take a look at some successful anniversary alliances.

How is the Charity of the Year selection process evolving?

July 2014

For both charities and corporates, the Charity of the Year selection process can take months. Bonnie Clayton , who has 20 years’ experience as a fundraiser and fundraising consultant, talks about why the process developed, how it works and what’s changing.

Playing for a cause

May 2014

Mobile games can help your brand reach new audiences and show you're supporting a charity to meet their objectives. Cancer Research UK recently developed Play to Cure in partnership with Google, Facebook and Amazon. Supporter Tony Selman and developer Mark Hastings talk about how the mobile game could help scientists find treatment for cancer.

Evolving practices and trends in business-charity partnerships

March 2014

10 homeless charities recently united together under one banner in order to attract bigger corporate partners. We take a look at the emerging trends in business-charity partnerships and review the benefits and challenges each approach presents.

How Dunelm Mill brought together its diverse workforce for Barnardo's

January 2014

British-based homeware company Dunelm Mill held a hugely successful "Friends and Family Day" to launch their partnership with Barnardo's. We look at how they encouraged 8,500 staff over 138 stores to get involved with the partnership and support Barnardo's.

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