This year’s conference of the Worshipful Company of Marketors looked at how responsible, socially engaged companies are embedding community engagement throughout their business and marketing strategies. Reciprocate Chair Tony Stratton was a speaker.
Our next Reciprocate event will be a thought-provoking reception hosted by Thames Valley Police at their local headquarters on Thursday 20th October from 6 to 8pm. Members will have the chance to hear from the frontline about issues affecting the local community.
Leadership development organisation Leadershape Global is supporting the local community by donating 10% of any fees received from work commissioned or referred by members of OCF’s responsible business group Reciprocate. Any funds raised will go towards Reciprocate’s mission of empowering members to offer their time and talents to local charities.
Where residual monies on client accounts cannot be traced and returned to the original owner, professional firms are required to give these unclaimed balances to charity. Oxfordshire Community Foundation (OCF) is working with local law firms to turn these unused funds into community investments.
Charities and community groups in Oxfordshire have received a helping hand this month after The Midcounties Co-operative enabled groups to access grants totalling £17,030 via their fund with Oxfordshire Community Foundation. New applications will be sought in August.
Representatives from voluntary organisations across the Thames Valley attended a workshop held in Oxford on 22nd June, which gathered local views on a government initiative to enhance employer-supported volunteering.
Oxford-based construction company Beard has launched a charitable foundation to support staff community initiatives and construction education projects. The foundation has been set up with a £250,000 donation from the Beard family and will be held and managed by Oxfordshire Community Foundation.
Unipart Group, one of Europe’s premier private manufacturing, logistics and consultancy companies, has scored 100% in the 2016 Corporate Responsibility Index – the UK’s leading benchmark of responsible business. Unipart is a founding member of OCF’s local Reciprocate responsible business group.
Members of our responsible business group have the chance to take part in a Transpersonal Leadership Masterclass, being offered free by local professional development company Leadershape.
Representatives from 50 local companies attended the launch of the new responsible business group Reciprocate. At the event, which was generously sponsored by Reciprocate member Withy King and hosted by The Ashmolean, participants were inspired to work more collaboratively to help the local community.