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'Reciprocate' responsible business group

Reciprocate brings businesses together to address specific community problems.

Reciprocate is a membership network of responsible businesses: like-minded companies who believe that, by working together, sharing ideas and collaborating on projects, they can increase their support for the local community. Membership of Reciprocate empowers them to become more effective and strategic in their engagement with their local community, and realise their good intentions through the power of many.

Businesses we have spoken to tell us:

  • They are approached by an overwhelming number of charities looking for support, often with unsophisticated requests
  • They want to give something back, but aren’t sure where to start or how to turn their ad-hoc CSR policies into something more meaningful
  • They want to give in-kind support and help charities by supplying volunteers, but don’t know how to go about it

If this sounds familiar, Reciprocate can help. Hosted by Oxfordshire Community Foundation, it brings together responsible businesses who are willing to share their experience of community engagement – the successes, the resources – and the mistakes!

To find out more about Reciprocate, including which businesses are already members, what you get as a member and what we are working on at the moment, please visit the Reciprocate website, www.ReciprocateOx.org.

How to join
  • “Someone’s sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.”

    Warren Buffet, an American business magnate, investor and philanthropist
    Warren Buffet
    Philanthropist
  • “Prosperity requires not just investment in economic capital, but also in social capital. Community foundations are playing a critical role in helping to deliver a more inclusive capitalism.”

    Mark Carney, Bank of England Governor
    Mark Carney
    Governor of the Bank of England
  • “‘Stuff’ really is not what brings happiness. Family, friends, good health and the satisfaction that comes from making a positive difference are what really matters.”

    Richard Branson
    Richard Branson
    on signing the Giving Pledge
  • “Getting our junior employees out there volunteering sets the tone we want for the future of our organisation – they are getting invaluable experience that will ultimately benefit the firm.”

    Andrew King
    Andrew King
    Richardson's Chartered Accountants
  • “Most people want to work for, buy from and invest in responsible businesses. A culture shift is in progress, and there’s never been a better time for corporates to prove themselves in this area.”

    Grant Hayward
    Grant Hayward
    Collaborent
  • “Getting your charitable activity right gives you a bit of a ‘halo’ in the eyes of your customers!”

    Dan Channer
    Dan Channer
    Finders Keepers
  • “The majority of charities are not at all sure how to approach the corporate sector and as a result, many of their appeals fall on deaf ears, simply because they are not aligned to the goals of the businesses they are targeting.”

    Tony Stratton
    Tony Stratton
    Chairman Emeritus of CPM Group
  • “Working in partnership with OCF gives us the confidence we need as a local business to know our donations are making a real, long-term difference.”

    Graham Street
    Graham Street
    Withy King
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