VIDEO | How Bankers Can Help Charities with Their Strategic Priorities

Aug 23, 2018 9:50 AM ET

Barclays Insights

To enable their efforts to do good for others, charities also need to manage the commercial, structural and strategic aspects of their organisation well. For that, they need an expertise they may not necessarily have among staff members.

That’s why five UK-based charities, including the British Red Cross and Alzheimer’s Society, recently joined over 70 Banking staff at a workshop designed to provide each organisation with the advisory support and strategic guidance needed to face their unique challenges.

Prior to the event, each charity provided Barclays with a specific challenge they sought to address. Barclays and charity staff were put into teams and discussed ideas and advice on how best to tackle the issue. The teams’ resulting recommendations were presented to the charities’ leaders. All of the charities said they came away with innovative and actionable ideas.

The engagement doesn’t end there. Each Barclays team offered their charity partners support to help them with implementation over the coming months.

Young Minds would like to say a big thank you to Barclays for the insight, the agility and increased commercial thinking that they brought to our business. 

--Phil Hall, Chief Operating Officer, Young Minds

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