A charity matchmaking website wants to know how companies can best support the voluntary sector, which is shifting much of its organisation and support to online and remote working.
Charity support website whatCharity has launched a survey to find out how companies can best support the voluntary sector during the coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis.
The website, which matches charities and companies, wants to know from voluntary organisations how operations and services have been impacted by the pandemic.
Charities are also asked how companies can best target support. Options include through grants, payroll-giving, remote volunteering and product and services donations.
Other help could be through remote strategic and mentoring support.
A section in the survey on specific resources charities most need is included, with requests shared to whatCharity’s network of corporate partners. The website is this week launching a portal to showcase requests made by charities.
“Charity-company matchmaking site whatCharity want to know how the COVID crisis has affected your charity,” said the website.
“You will soon be able to request funds, resources, skills and goods from companies via a live interactive tool, that is being integrated to whatCharity.com next Wednesday 8 April. This opportunity is for all UK charities.”
The survey closes on 7 April.
Relationships with business
Additionally, the survey wants to know charities’ views on how the outbreak will affect them over the coming months, whether operations will have to close, or if they can continue remotely or through home-working.
The impact of the coronavirus lockdown on funding and other resources is also looked at as well as its affect on charities’ relationships with businesses.
“We know that in times of crisis, charities are affected in many ways, and the nature of support is subject to change. For us to continue helping UK charities, we would love to know what your challenges are,” added whatCharity.
“We want to champion your voice and enable company-charity partnerships to continue to flourish, despite global shifts. Help us work towards innovating new relationships so that you can keep up the great work that you do.”