Chesterfield-based Investors in Community, the platform that The Family Business Network uses for charitable donations, has expanded its team after seeing a 68% increase in the number of charities using the platform since March. New additions include the Teenage Cancer Trust, British Heart Foundation, and Mind.
After the first national lockdown brought challenges to traditional methods of fundraising, the platform, which brings individuals, businesses and charities together, has seen donations increase by 600%, businesses using the platform rise by 50%, and the number of individuals signed up for charitable activities more than double.
The growth has resulted in two new additions to the Investors in Community team, with Juliet Thompson and Nadea Van Der Merwe appointed as relationship manager and executive assistant respectively.
Commenting on the announcement, Philip Webb, Managing Director of Investors in Community, said:
“We are delighted to welcome Juliet and Nadea to our team, they will be valuable additions. This year has brought significant challenges for the charity sector and those who need its support the most. We have been delighted to work with so many good causes and businesses to bring people together and enable them to have a positive impact on society.
“We know that CSR activity is hugely important to businesses and their employees and we are proud to offer our platform to charities for free so they can benefit from the outstanding charitable work that goes on in so many organisations.”
Investors in Community recently partnered with Wakefield Council and Street Support to bring charities in Wakefield together to tackle the challenge of rough sleeping, with more than 30 charities linked to provide services such as help with a place to sleep, where to get food, or support for alcohol or drug addiction.
For more information about Investors in Community, visit www.investorsincommunity.org