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Why your charity should want to work with a B Corps company - Donna Okell

Donna Okell - Founder and B Leader

Donna is the Founder and Director of UK for Good, and a B Leader, which means she can support businesses on their B Corp journey.
Following 35 years spent running family businesses, working as a Private Wealth Manager for Coutts & Co., and running a charity she had a lightbulb moment.

It was clear that the needs and expectations of people and the planet were rapidly changing, yet businesses weren’t adapting.

The old model of maximising shareholder wealth at any cost is no longer fit for purpose. To succeed in business now and in the future leaders must adapt and focus on purpose, people, planet, and prosperity.

Having run a family business and supported SME (small and medium-sized enterprises) clients in her work at Coutts, Donna knew that many businesses wanted to make a profit AND a positive difference in the world.

Having realised that there was very little support for SMEs, which account for 99.9% of the 5.6 million or so of businesses in the UK, Donna decided to do something about it.

She discovered B Corps, a new type of business meeting high levels of social and environmental performance.

In 2021 she set up UK for Good to inspire, inform, and enable SME businesses to grow successfully, AND sustainably, and to support businesses on their B Corp journey.

Whether a business has no idea where to start its better business journey or is ready to pursue B Corp Certification, Donna and her team have written a range of cost and time-effective programmes to help by businesses act as a force for good.

As business leaders, we have a huge responsibility and opportunity to shape a better world for our children and future generations.

About this series

Are you looking for new ways to work with businesses? These webinars will help you discover fresh approaches to developing your corporate fundraising, both on and offline. Guests will share some tried & tested ways of working and some new ones that were developed during the Pandemic, they will also share their successes and challenges. All of this knowledge will give you new ideas and concepts to try for yourself that will improve your offering to corporate prospects, or current partners. 

Each month Julia will provide unique insight into what is happening in the business and the charity sector, she will update you on the current trends for business leaders, their challenges, new initiatives, and how the current economic situation is affecting their support of charities. She will demonstrate how your corporate fundraising can support businesses with their current challenges, helping you to access those opportunities.

Amber Consulting has access to over 3,000 fundraisers, this allows Julia to provide exclusive insight regarding issues in the third sector as they start to arise, giving you a finger on the pulse of not only corporate fundraising but other income streams too.  

This series of workshops will increase your confidence in virtual and actual fundraising with corporates. You will hear first-hand from fundraisers who have tried out new ways of working, they will share their triumphs and their failures, so you can take away the learnings and try them out at your own charity. There will also be business owners sharing the benefits they've gained from the partnership and some product suppliers who have great offerings that can assist your corporate fundraising.

These webinars will help you get ahead of many other organisations, and you will be able to start offering something special to your corporates in the next few weeks

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