With charities under immense and increasing pressure with the rising costs of living, skilled volunteers are needed now more than ever.
Andrew and Lynne, two of the driven and dedicated trustees from New Futures Nepal joined us on a recent Behind the Cause podcast recording. They told us about how the charity started 20 years ago and the work their teams have done over the years, as well as the impact they have had in Nepal and how the £2million plus the charity has raised has made such a difference to the lives of those living in Nepal. It’s a humbling and impressive episode.
To mark International Women’s Day, we were joined by three wonderful women who are all involved with good causes that support and help women and girls in the midlands. Jaime Richards from Coventry Haven, Char Bevan from Flourish and Beverley Gilbert from Cohort 4. They shared the work that their charities do to help women through abuse and struggles with self-confidence, as well as describing their paths that led them to where they are now, doing the brilliant things that they do.
The brilliant Dave Jacob-Lloyd and Harry Finch from the charity It’s Time, discuss starting a charity from scratch with a host of skilled individuals linked together by the commonality of parental loss. They also talk through the difficulties of juggling a charity when having full time jobs, the benefits that working with Make Good Grow has brought them and finding ways in dealing with their own grief and trauma through helping others.
We were joined by the tour de force that is Tina Costello from Heart of England Community Foundation. Tina told us all about how the Heart of England Community Foundation responded under unprecedented circumstances when the pandemic hit the UK and ended up supporting more than 3,600 good causes with just over £6million in funding. She tells us what drives her to do the work she does and how proud she is of her team and the grassroots causes that work tirelessly for our local communities.
We were joined by Ryan Jackson from the Lily Mae Foundation. He told us about the heartbreaking journey to setting up the charity, how the work they do has grown and adapted over the past year and how, whilst they wish they did not have to exist, they are so glad they are there to support families around the UK who experience baby loss.
We were joined by Alex Wallace from Mintridge Foundation. Alex told us all about the highs and lows of running a small charity, we even heard about the cows and chicken.
To commemorate World Humanitarian Day 2022, we’re taking a look at how you can be a humanitarian, without even moving from your sofa or your desk chair… See, you don’t need to travel across countries to make a difference (but you can if you want…).
Gateley has announced it will become an official patron of Make Good Grow.
We spoke to Ana Frantz, owner of Ana Frantz Photography, and Robert, Director of Change for MayDay Trust, about the impact of their match through Make Good Grow.
If you think volunteering solely benefits the charities and good causes you are helping, then think again.
Our MD, Rob Langley-Swain, explains the changes to our website and how we have updated and realigned our focus to ensure we can create the maximum amount of impact for our Good Cause community.
The detail and quality of support that Sonia has gone in to for SheBeasts is absolutely fantastic – for a Good Cause of this size to be able to benefit from this level of professional advice and support is exactly why Make Good Grow exists and we’re so grateful to Savvy SEO for giving up their time and expertise and being part of our community of Good Businesses.
A recent survey conducted by the Charities Aid Foundation has revealed that one-third of charities will struggle to survive due to the effects of the cost of living crisis. At Make Good Grow, we’re here to help.
- Businesses want to give back.
- People want to make a difference.
- Having a positive impact on the world around you makes us feel good.
All facts, but the question many have is ‘where on earth do we start?’ Our MD, Rob Langley-Swain, shares his top 5 tips for producing a perfect pledge.
Tuesday the 8th of March marked International Women’s Day, a truly special day to recognise and appreciate all of the women, not just in our own lives but across the globe. Women around the world utilise this day to celebrate one another, come together and rally for equal treatment and representation in all areas of life.
There is a growing body of evidence that indicates that doing good on behalf of others can actually make you feel better. And that’s just the start…
Make Good Grow recognised for Contribution to the Community in Chamber awards…
To maximise the impact that we can all have as a community, we’re launching a brand new programme
How do companies navigate the “most depressing day of the year”? We’ve put together some top tips for maintaining positivity among employees