- Is your organisation looking to develop its corporate social responsibility policies?
- Are you looking for leadership development opportunities for your staff?
- Are you looking to “give back” to your community?
- Are you looking for links with an organisation that provides more than just networking?
- Are you looking for ways to socially strengthen your team and welcome new hires into the Bristol community?
- Do you want to find out more about Rotary?
If the answers to any of these questions is “Yes!” – Read on.
Corporate Social Responsibility
Many successful businesses have found that one way of engaging with staff, customers and other stakeholders is to have a vision which goes beyond the business itself. This is sometimes referred to as Corporate Social Responsibility.
Is your organisation clear about the ways in which it is involved in helping charities or providing sponsorship? Is your organisation looking for opportunities to give time, resources or in-kind donations or making unused assets available to others? Does it give its employees a chance to get involved in these things? How does it measure its impact on society beyond the business?
There are many ways in which Rotary could help your organisation to develop its corporate social responsibility policy encouraging the organisation as a whole or some key individuals to get involved in Rotary programmes.
At the moment we have local initiatives addressing homelessness, and by young carers in education in Bristol. On the international front we are promoting further education in Nepal and literacy projects in Kenya and South Africa. We are also exploring an environmental project in Southern India.
The benefits of getting your organisation involved
Rotary provides a useful development tool to help senior staff members develop leadership, project management and public speaking skills as well as a wider vision for the world. Rotary has a strong ethical foundation and good international links. There are opportunities for them to build networks, to learn from experienced business people, use their skills for the wider good and to get involved with humanitarian project in your local community and overseas.
In addition to other benefits, your organisation’s involvement with Rotary will allow you to use the widely known Rotary brand on your website.
How can you help your organisation to get involved?
Bristol Breakfast Rotary Club has organises many corporate fund-raising events. Its most high profile events in recent years have included its corporate Golf Day in May, the Dragon Boat Festival (www.bristolrotarydragons.org ) in June and the corporate Quiz in October. We regularly raise between £50,000 and £100,000 each year. These are great team-building events. If you would like your organisation to get involved in one of these please send your details to firstname.lastname@example.org.
To get involved in all our service projects, fundraising and social events on a more regular basis, consider joining Rotary as a corporate member. Corporate membership is one way in which an organisation can build links with Rotary for the benefit of several members of staff at the same time. It’s as easy as spending a few hours and a few Pounds a month to be part of something great.