Some of our corporate members use our events to introduce their staff members to the voluntary sector. Small teams of colleagues attend TFN events with company money that they can donate as they wish to the non-profits they choose. Many end up giving personally as well, showing that it can be an effective way of engaging staff members in charitable giving and volunteering.
Corporate membership offers all staff members the opportunity to nominate non-profit organisations they support to pitch at our events, enabling them to introduce their project to our audience. Drum Works, funded at TFN London in 2018, was sponsored by the Guildhall School of Music and Drama: "Pitching at TFN enabled us to get an important new project off the ground for young people facing exceptionally challenging circumstances. The project is now flourishing; it's having a profound impact for the individuals involved and we've been able to secure further fundingto continue beyond the pilot phase - all thanks to the initial support from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama nominating us to pitch at TFN." Jenny Beer, Managing Director
TFN events are kindly hosted by our corporate members at their offices. Events bring together a wide range of extraordinary people and are a great networking opportunity to meet like-minded donors and potential clients. Guests can donate easily and will full confidence on the night - TFN works hard behind the scenes to conduce due diligence for each organisation pitching, claim Gift Aid on their behalf and pay grants fully within 3 months of the event.
Companies and organisations host their own live crowdfunding events, for employees and clients. Whether it is a small event for a few participants with the desire and capacity to give more, such as our partnership with Addidi Wealth, or larger gatherings for employees wanting to support small social enterprises, like PwC's Social Entrepreneurs Club, live crowdfunding can be adapted to a company's objectives.
Become a Member
The Funding Network is made up of individuals and businesses who want to support social change. Members of TFN can increase their understanding of the social change sector, deepen their engagement with the causes they give to, share their passion for social change, help organisations they already support and increase the impact of their donations.