Raise Your Hands works to unlock the potential that exists within every company and every individual in the UK. Dot Impact is a strategic partnership between your company and exceptional small charities.
Think of us as your outsourced Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) department.
CSR and ESG are no longer nice to have but must-have. This isn’t just a question of values but commercial imperative and an external visibility objective. A company’s approach to philanthropy can and should enhance its corporate culture.
Done right, philanthropic engagement provides employees with a purpose beyond that of their work, nurturing people with heart and drive. There is a vast amount of research that shows helping others improves individual happiness and wellbeing, which in turn helps with staff retention, cohesion and motivation.
– Disney U by Doug Lipp –
We work with companies on a case by case basis, starting a conversation around your needs and objectives.
We have a menu of options to choose from. This could be anything from advice on due diligence and monitoring for your company’s foundation donations, through to providing lunch-and-learn, or volunteering opportunities for your staff.
Through Midnight Madness we work with some great companies, in particular in the finance sector. Many of the senior decision makers love what we’re doing at Raise Your Hands and wanted to know how we could work together in a more strategic and long term way.
The companies we speak to don’t have big CSR teams with the necessary time and resource to deliver an effective philanthropic programme. They want to be in that space and were fully aware of the necessity of philanthropic investment as a part of developing a great corporate culture, hiring the best talent and developing their staff to the best of their potential.
From these conversations, Dot Impact was born.
Our mission is to support small charities working with children and young people. We do this by creating innovative models to unlock the potential that exists within every company and every individual in the UK.
We are small charity experts. Any charity that comes under our wing must submit to the following:
Beyond the paperwork, we maintain strong relationships with charity leaders and founders to keep an ear with what’s happening on the ground.
We are externally funded by patrons and supporters and are NFP ourselves.