Corporate Fundraising

Good practice, case studies, expert advice and tips on corporate fundraising for charities.

Sage gives staff freedom to choose own charities

John Plummer reports on the Sage Foundation, which lets each member of staff choose which charities they'd like to raise money for or volunteer with; plus a round-up of the latest partnership news

Corporate partnerships: Aldi more than halfway to total for cancer trust

Two years after starting a five-year partnership with the Teenage Cancer Trust, the retailer has already raised £3m of the £5m target

River Island allies with a small marine charity

How Sea-Changers got a Christmas boost from this corporate partnership

Prostate Cancer UK aims to give rivalries the boot

Fans of four English Championship clubs have come together to support just one team

Corporate partnerships: First Port staff get behind Emmaus partnership

The company wanted a charity related to its business, that was based in the UK and big enough to make a difference

Corporate partnerships should be about more than just big cheques

Companies are moving away from one-off donations towards more long-term strategic partnerships (subscriber only)

FirstGroup helps to raise profile of prostate cancer

Prostate Cancer UK values its three-year partnership with the transport operator at £1.5m, if free advertising and media coverage is included

Corporate partnership news: Toyota GB in two-year partnership with Guide Dogs

Plus: Ryvita and Cancer Research UK; Milkshake! and BookTrust; Iron Maiden, Robinsons and Help for Heroes

Corporate partnerships - Lego builds on a creative BookTrust partnership

Following the success of the initiative, the toy manufacturer says it is open to finding new charities to partner with

Corporate partnerships - Edinburgh farm business forms homelessness link

Craigie's hopes to provide employment and work experience opportunities for clients of the Bethany Christian Trust

Corporate partnerships: Beyond Business still a key Investec initiative

Investec has awarded almost £1.5m to the programme since 2008, helping to establish 67 social enterprises

Corporate partnerships: Morgan Stanley sets £1m target for NSPCC tie-up

The financial services company hopes a two-year partnership will provide greater opportunities

Corporate partnerships: Why a building society backed a difficult cause

The Yorkshire Building Society has entered into a three-year relationship with End Youth Homelessness

Corporate partnerships: Ikea links up with six charities in play push

The furniture company has joined a campaign that seeks to increase awareness of children's right to play

Corporate partnerships: Talk Talk can walk the walk in charity link-up

How the telecoms company turned a cyber attack into a good news story, plus corporate partnerships round-up

Corporate partnerships: It's Asos staff who make Centrepoint link special

The number of young people living on the street near the company's offices stirred employees into action plus the latest corporate partnership news

Corporate partnerships: Whizz-Kidz gets more than money from BMW

The BMW Group UK's partnership with Whizz-Kidz has gone further than just offering a financial benefit to the charity

Corporate partnerships: Slimming World link-up nets CRUK a cool £6.5m

The weight-loss organisation's partnership with the cancer charity is still going strong after three years

Google and its giving

The technology giant is better known for its aversion to paying tax than its charitable giving. But, as Andy Hillier discovers, when it gives, it tends to give big

Analysis: When charity partnership is decided by a staff vote

Smaller charities, or those with less popular cause areas, often struggle to compete, writes Susannah Birkwood

The Beth Breeze report on barriers to philanthropy

It says a lack of awareness and poor opinions of charity leaders are the main factors stopping business people from donating time and money

Business partner: Wickes and Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research

The DIY retail chain has worked with the cancer charity for eight years, and says there is still plenty of life in the partnership

Business partner: Innocent Drinks and Age UK

The Big Knit campaign run by the older people's charity and the drinks company has raised £1.75m over 11 years

Business partner: Bidwells and Children's Hospice Association Scotland

The property management firm has set each of its 500 members of staff the goal of raising £175 in one year for organisations supporting children with terminal illnesses

Business partner: The RNIB and L'Occitane en Provence

The UK branch of the fragrance retailer has raised more than £30,000 for the RNIB so far

Business partner: Marie Curie Cancer Care and the Garden Centre Group

The charity for people with terminal illnesses says its relationship with the chain of garden centres 'fits like a glove on the hand'

Business partner: Legal & General and the Stroke Association

The financial services company sponsors the charity's Action on Stroke Month in May

Big Giver: The Veolia Environmental Trust

The grant-making arm of landfill operator Veolia gives between £4m and £5m a year to community and voluntary organisations that benefit communities living near landfill sites

Business partner: The British Red Cross and Jaguar Land Rover

There is £15m of support for projects run by the aid charity and its partners over the next five years

Business partner: Mind and the Zurich Community Trust

The mental health charity links up with the charitable arm of the insurance firm