In April 2020, Charity Talent and FlowFolk launched ‘CharityFolk’ an independent initiative to introduce furloughed marketing, digital, fundraising and data talent to the charity and not for profit sector. The campaign has enabled Charities to get access to an army of volunteers to support their needs, and enabled talented furloughed individuals to continue to use their invaluable skills for an awesome purpose!
Within the first 3 months of the campaign, we successfully introduced over 125 volunteers to over 70 charities. We want this campaign to continue to scale and grow and we are keen to hear from more charities and not for profit organisations who are trying to respond to the current crisis, whilst safeguarding their own sustainability. We are also keen to hear from more volunteers who would like to assist charities and not for profit organisations.
Our volunteers have been able to take on valuable tasks that existing staff have not had the skills or simply the time to undertake. To date these individuals have added real value to existing and new campaigns.
What a fabulous initiative in such a dark time. Putting furloughed talent to good use. Thank you Charity Talent! Colin Crooks – CEO Tree Shepherd
Thanks again for this brilliant initiative and a great collaboration between charities and marketing professionals at this challenging time. Alison Burrell – Senior Fundraising & Communications Manager – Alexandra Rose Charity
Massive thank you to Charity Talent and FlowFolk for matching us with a fantastic volunteer via their volunteer scheme for furloughed employees. Would definitely recommend to any colleagues in the sector. Kirsten Armstrong - Interim Deputy Director of Media, Campaigns and Public Engagement at ActionAid UK.
We are so grateful for the support you've shown at a challenging time for CHICKS and so many charities. Thank you all for your time and efforts. CHICKS
Thank you to FlowFolk and Charity Talent for connecting us to such a great volunteer at a time that we really needed the extra support and expertise! Laurie-Ann Mafusire – Marketing Coordinator – Kids