Charities Forum – why it’s good for Businesses and Charities

E Mail SignatureWe already have 109 attendees booked and are expecting up to 200, do you really want to miss the biggest networking event of the year?

Thurs 27th June 4.30pm St Francis Church

 

 

Businesses Book with this link
https://businessbctcforum270619.eventbrite.co.uk
Charities Book with this link
https://bctcvcsinvite270619.eventbrite.co.uk

What Charities need:

  • Meeting spaces/Work spaces
  • Donation collection points eg for the food bank
  • Sponsorship for events
  • Digital skills training for both staff and service users
  • Specialist advice – HR, marketing, legal matters
  • Support with one off events
  • Assistance with printing
  • Auction/Raffle prizes
  • Promoting fundraising events
  • One off accountancy support

What are the advantages for businesses?

  • Increased publicity
  • Increased ability to attract, motivate and retain employees
  • Opportunities for staff to develop soft skills and develop a better understanding of the community in which they work
  • Improved brand and public image
  • Companies that actively promote their social responsibility activities, can publicise there efforts on social media.

The Event

No tables, No stands, No letters, No speeches, No Presentation – just direct introductions – Business to Charity.
Businesses will say what they can provide charities – volunteers, donations, sponsorship. training, expertise, advice – helping them to show corporate responsibility and support the local community
Charities will say what they want from Businesses – trustees, support, volunteers, sponsorship – helping them to become stronger and more sustainable
There is no other event like this, no time wasting, its focused direct networking.

The best way to generate profit

Supporting Charities and good causes will increase your business profits.

Research has shown

Millennials’ suspicion towards businesses’ motives coupled with a desire to actively make an impact on the world has given birth to a new, overwhelming demand for CSR. Rather than blindly patronizing corporations with unclear intentions and shady operations, millennials strongly favour businesses with transparency and a clear commitment to give back to society.

According to a 2015 Cone Communications Millennial CSR Study, “more than 9-in-10 millennials would switch brands to one associated with a cause,” and millennials are “prepared to make personal sacrifices to make an impact on issues they care about, whether that’s paying more for a product, sharing products rather than buying, or taking a pay cut to work for a responsible company.”

https://cmr.berkeley.edu/blog/2017/1/millennials-and-csr/

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is regarded as a good strategic marketing tool and it has significant influence on consumers’ behaviours.

Many businesses falsely believe that adopting Corporate Social Responsibility will make them less profitable but this is absolutely not the case.
The truth is that customers, suppliers and society as a whole are placing increased importance on CSR. This trend is likely to further increase as government spending is cut further and the uncertainty of BREXIT gathers pace.
The success of CSR depends on how you embrace it, here some approaches originally identified by McKinsey:
Pet Projects
These projects reflect the interests of the senior management but often don’t live up to expectations.
Philanthropy
Generally this type of CSR is donation based and tend to benefit society more than the company
Propaganda
This type of CSR is designed to enhance the company’s reputation, its often seen as type of advertising
Smart Partnering
These partnerships move beyond the three areas above and work to improve employment, quality of live and living standards. These partnerships are see as providing the highest benefits for Society and the Business.

How can you find a Charity to support?

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We are expecting over 100 attendees, possibly up to 200, we already have 72 booked in and over a month till the event!
Don’t miss the chance to be part of this amazing and inspirational event.
It’s our biggest networking event of the year – The BCTC Charities Forum – its Free – book your place now
Thurs 27th June 4.30pm St Francis Church
Businesses Book with this link
https://businessbctcforum270619.eventbrite.co.uk
Charities Book with this link
https://bctcvcsinvite270619.eventbrite.co.uk

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The biggest Business and Charity networking event of the year!

Bournemouth Chamber working closely with Bournemouth and Poole Council for Voluntary for Service are working on the biggest networking event of the year that will bring Businesses and Charities together in a unique way and it’s Free!!

No tables, No stands, No letters, No speeches, No Presentation – just direct introductions – Business to Charity.

Businesses will say what they can provide charities – volunteers, donations, sponsorship. training, expertise, advice – helping them to show corporate responsibility and support the local community

Charities will say what they want from Businesses – trustees, support, volunteers, sponsorship – helping them to become stronger and more sustainable

There is no other event like this, no time wasting, its focused direct networking.

We are expecting over 100 attendees, possibly up to 200, we already have 72 booked in and over a month till the event!

Don’t miss the chance to be part of this amazing and inspirational event.

It’s our biggest networking event of the year – The BCTC Charities Forum – its Free – book your place now

Thurs 27th June 4.30pm St Francis Church

Businesses Book with this link
https://businessbctcforum270619.eventbrite.co.uk

Charities Book with this link
https://bctcvcsinvite270619.eventbrite.co.uk

 

 

 

Let’s Make Tax Digital

Making Tax Digital for VAT has started, all VAT registered Business with a turnover above the £85k threshold will either join MTD from the first month or quarter (depending on whether you do quarterly or monthly VAT returns) starting after 1st April 2019 or for those qualifying for the deferred period, they will start in first month or quarter after the 1st October 2019 (its estimated only 3.5% of VAT registered business qualify for the deferred period).

In  the UK there are 2.7m VAT registered businesses, 1.8m have been filing via the HMRC portal and 1.2m businesses are over the VAT threshold. VAT generates 21% of the UK’s tax.

The portal will no longer be available for those who are within the scope of MTD and as a result 89% of businesses will have to change the way they file VAT.

Under MTD you have to file using approve API compliant software https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LDGxLwEc1OM&feature=youtu.be

Many businesses will find that their software is not compliant and as result will choose to either change/upgrade or use Bridging software. Bridging Software is often spreadsheet based and with either import CSV/Excel files from your current system or allow you to set up formulae to link data and create the necessary digital links to pull data through to the return for submission.

Over the last couple of years I have been training accountants and more recently multi million large business in how they can meet the new MTD requirements.

Even though businesses may have some pain in order to change, in the long term MTD is expected to help business and HMRC to become more efficient and reduce errors.

Is your business ready for MTD?