The potential for charities to develop their social business income is huge. We help you realise that opportunity.
Each year, around half of the charity sector’s total revenue comes from earned income – from commercial trading. Just under half of that comes through government and local authority contracts, the rest from straightforward commercial and retail services. It’s a landscape that is rapidly evolving and increasingly competitive, but for those organisations that can adapt, it offers huge opportunities for both income and impact.
The private sector is not “better” than the third sector. Most businesses would give an arm and a leg for the brand power of a national charity, or the incredible loyalty and commitment shown by people working in the sector. But there are some things that some businesses do extremely well, and if you want your organisation to be the best it can be, you could do a lot worse than adopt some of their practices.
Becoming more commercial is neither a trade-off nor a sell-out. We help organisations across the charity and non-profit spectrum to find new, commercially viable ways, to accelerate their mission; to generate income and deliver impact.
Using a commercial business approach to address a social problem can:
- Generate unlimited, totally unrestricted income
- Enable your projects to rapidly become self-sustaining
- Attract competition, creating a market that permanently locks-in the change
Our clients in the non-profit sector include:
- Anthony Nolan
- Blind Veterans UK
- Blue Cross
- Carers UK
- Disabilities Trust Group
- Disability Charities Coalition
- Disability Rights UK
- Jules Thorn Trust
- Leonard Cheshire
- National Autistic Society
- National Health Service
- Parkinsons UK
- Royal Mencap Society
- Skills for Care
- St John Ambulance
- Trees for Cities
- Trent College
Find out more:
We have a dedicated website with content and services specifically tailored to the needs of commercially-minded charities and non-profits. You can visit it here.