Nexus incorporating RECIPROCATE
'Reciprocate' blends with NEXUS

OCF has always believed that collaboration will take us further than competition every time.  Reciprocate had a policy of avoiding any duplication. ‘If there is an existing initiative in the county that addresses an issue the group is interested in, we will partner with that network rather than start something new.’

Which is why together with the support of our members we believe the launch of NEXUS offers an opportunity to blend the best ideas, experiences and people from Reciprocate with the events and masterclass muscle of B4. As a well-established local networking organisation, B4 are managing NEXUS, which will now incorporate Reciprocate.

NEXUS connects businesses with a charity, social enterprise or start-up business. NEXUS will continue to provide signposting and practical advice on employee volunteering, work experience and charitable board appointments, enabling businesses, social enterprises and charities to improve their social impact. Through established networking, masterclasses and events, you will gain more opportunities to work together and share experiences.

Video from the first NEXUS introduction event

Find out more about Reciprocate and NEXUS.  Grant Hayward talks about the importance of CSR, Richard Venables about the history of Reciprocate, Jayne Woodley about the natural evolution of Reciprocate into NEXUS, and Mark Beard in his new role as the Patron of NEXUS.

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Going forward, NEXUS will now incorporate Reciprocate, providing signposting and practical advice on employee volunteering, work experience and charitable board appointments, enabling businesses, social enterprises and charities to improve their social impact by working together and sharing their experiences through masterclasses and events.

Jayne Woodley

Reciprocate and NEXUS

By pooling our resources and blending the best of Reciprocate and NEXUS in this way, we see this evolution as having huge potential to really evidence that we are better together when we choose to collaborate rather than replicate.