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Can Small Businesses Afford to be Socially Responsible? thumbnail image
January 25, 2021
Can Small Businesses Afford to be Socially Responsible?

Social responsibility is a business management concept that by 2021, is well a...

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January 22, 2021
Grant Thornton: Why we joined Social Good Connect

Continuing our ‘Get to Know Us’ Friday blog series, we have been speaking ...

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January 20, 2021
How to align your Corporate Social Responsibility goals with wider business goals in 2021

Henry David Thoreau once said, ‘What you get by achieving your goals is not ...

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January 14, 2021
Individual volunteering vs Employee volunteering

When you think of volunteering, you probably think of someone working with a n...

Our first goodbye! Lennox reflects on her time with Social Good Connect thumbnail image
January 12, 2021
Our first goodbye! Lennox reflects on her time with Social Good Connect

Lennox Norrie has been a valued member of our team since she joined as Charity...

Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainable Development Goals: what does it all mean? thumbnail image
December 22, 2020
Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainable Development Goals: what does it all mean?

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and the Sustainable Development Goals (S...

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December 18, 2020
Greenwood Moreland: Why we joined Social Good Connect

Continuing our ‘Get to Know Us’ Friday blog series, we have been speaking ...

Brexit, Covid-19, and what it all means for Corporate Social Responsibility. thumbnail image
December 15, 2020
Brexit, Covid-19, and what it all means for Corporate Social Responsibility.

It’s been almost nine months since the first national lockdown ordered by Bo...

Golphin: Why we joined Social Good Connect? thumbnail image
December 11, 2020
Golphin: Why we joined Social Good Connect?

Continuing our ‘Get to Know Us’ Friday blog series, we have been speaking ...

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December 9, 2020
How to improve volunteer retention rates

During 2018-2019, 19.4 million people formally volunteered in the UK, and more...

Ninja Kiwi: Why we joined Social Good Connect thumbnail image
December 4, 2020
Ninja Kiwi: Why we joined Social Good Connect

Continuing our ‘Get to Know Us’ Friday blog series, we have been speaking ...

How to create a culture of volunteering in your organisation: 3 steps to success thumbnail image
December 3, 2020
How to create a culture of volunteering in your organisation: 3 steps to success

If corporate social responsibility (CSR) and community impact are on your comp...

Forth Valley College: Why we joined Social Good Connect thumbnail image
November 27, 2020
Forth Valley College: Why we joined Social Good Connect

Continuing our ‘Get to Know Us’ Friday blog series, we have been s...

B-Corp Vs. Social Enterprise Mark: Is certification important? thumbnail image
November 26, 2020
B-Corp Vs. Social Enterprise Mark: Is certification important?

As consumers, we expect more from the companies we buy from in 2020. It’s no...

Employee Volunteering: Three reasons why employees don’t always sign up thumbnail image
November 20, 2020
Employee Volunteering: Three reasons why employees don’t always sign up

Introducing an employee volunteering programme is a great way for employers to...

Meet the Team – Caroline McKenna, CEO and Founder thumbnail image
November 13, 2020
Meet the Team – Caroline McKenna, CEO and Founder

What is your role in the team?   CEO. Social Good Connect has been a couple o...

Word of mouth vs online platforms? Our top tips for volunteer recruitment thumbnail image
November 12, 2020
Word of mouth vs online platforms? Our top tips for volunteer recruitment

Volunteers are the vital cog that keeps the third sector turning. They are the...

Meet the Team – Debbie Johnson, Corporate Engagement Manager thumbnail image
November 6, 2020
Meet the Team – Debbie Johnson, Corporate Engagement Manager

What is your role in the team?   My role in the team is to reach out to a...

How your employee volunteering can help meet UN Sustainable Development Goals thumbnail image
November 5, 2020
How your employee volunteering can help meet UN Sustainable Development Goals

First established in 2015, the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) hav...

Meet the Team – Claire Gray, Engagement Coordinator thumbnail image
October 30, 2020
Meet the Team – Claire Gray, Engagement Coordinator

What is your role in the team?   My role at Social Good Connect is to pro...

Why your company may need a Volunteer Policy… with downloadable template! thumbnail image
October 29, 2020
Why your company may need a Volunteer Policy… with downloadable template!

If your organisation is looking to get involved with employee volunteering, an...

Meet the Team – Hannah Tiffin, Project, Operations and Performance Manager thumbnail image
October 23, 2020
Meet the Team – Hannah Tiffin, Project, Operations and Performance Manager

What is your role in the team?   My role is the Operations and Projects M...

Three Reasons Why Employees Don’t Engage with Employee Volunteering Schemes thumbnail image
October 20, 2020
Three Reasons Why Employees Don’t Engage with Employee Volunteering Schemes

You may have witnessed a rise in volunteering and increased interest in corpor...

Meet the Team – Fiona Esposito, Business Relationship Manager thumbnail image
October 16, 2020
Meet the Team – Fiona Esposito, Business Relationship Manager

What is your role in the team?    I am the Business Engagement Manager. I wo...

How to Avoid Employee Burnout During the Pandemic thumbnail image
October 13, 2020
How to Avoid Employee Burnout During the Pandemic

Are you feeling over-tired and uninspired? Irritable, unhappy, and finding it ...

Meet the Team – Emma Nicol, Project Support thumbnail image
October 9, 2020
Meet the Team – Emma Nicol, Project Support

What is your role in the team? My role is Project Support. I assist the team w...

What is a B-Corp and Why Should You Be Excited About It? thumbnail image
October 7, 2020
What is a B-Corp and Why Should You Be Excited About It?

Over recent years, you have likely seen the distinctive B-Corp logo here and t...

Meet the Team – Megan Cleary, Charity Engagement Manager thumbnail image
October 2, 2020
Meet the Team – Megan Cleary, Charity Engagement Manager

What is your role in the team? My role at Social Good Connect is Charity Eng...

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September 28, 2020
Why a Period of Economic Uncertainty is the Perfect Time to Focus on Social Responsibility

This year, we have all experienced something that most of us would have previo...

Meet the Team – Sarah Johnston, Business Engagement Manager thumbnail image
September 25, 2020
Meet the Team – Sarah Johnston, Business Engagement Manager

What is your role in the team? I am the Business Engagement Manager, I wor...

5 Purpose-led Businesses in Edinburgh we LOVE  thumbnail image
September 22, 2020
5 Purpose-led Businesses in Edinburgh we LOVE 

Recently we spoke about some of the brilliant charities operating in Edinburg...

Meet the Team – Betty Henderson, Marketing and Communications Executive thumbnail image
September 18, 2020
Meet the Team – Betty Henderson, Marketing and Communications Executive

What is your role in the team? My role is the Marketing and Communications Ex...

Why Choosing a ‘Charity of the Year’ May Not Be the Answer to Your Social Responsibility Goals thumbnail image
September 17, 2020
Why Choosing a ‘Charity of the Year’ May Not Be the Answer to Your Social Responsibility Goals

You might think that choosing a ‘Charity of the Year’ for your business to...

Meet the Team – Lennox Norrie, Charity Engagement Manager thumbnail image
September 11, 2020
Meet the Team – Lennox Norrie, Charity Engagement Manager

What is your role in the team? My role is Charity Relationship Manager. This i...

Why Volunteering will Transform your Career thumbnail image
September 4, 2020
Why Volunteering will Transform your Career

Volunteering is often touted as a great option for graduates looking to gain e...

5 Charities in Edinburgh that You Can Support Today thumbnail image
September 2, 2020
5 Charities in Edinburgh that You Can Support Today

One of the biggest challenges that charities in Edinburgh, and all over the co...

The 5 Best Places to Find Volunteering Opportunities Online thumbnail image
August 18, 2020
The 5 Best Places to Find Volunteering Opportunities Online

Here at Social Good Connect we know just how difficult it can be to find vol...

How to Succeed with Social Good… the Secret to Success thumbnail image
August 11, 2020
How to Succeed with Social Good… the Secret to Success

Many organisations invest in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities,...

What is Skilled Volunteering and How Can it Help my Charity? thumbnail image
August 6, 2020
What is Skilled Volunteering and How Can it Help my Charity?

When people think of volunteering, often the first thing that springs to mind ...

Does Brand Activism Work for Business? thumbnail image
August 4, 2020
Does Brand Activism Work for Business?

It appears that nowadays brands are expected to stand for more than just their...

Investing in Social Good: How Does it Affect the Bottom Line? thumbnail image
July 30, 2020
Investing in Social Good: How Does it Affect the Bottom Line?

We’ve spoken extensively about the benefits of investing in social good. Her...

How can Employer-supported Volunteering Help your Business? thumbnail image
July 28, 2020
How can Employer-supported Volunteering Help your Business?

There are many reasons why employer-supported volunteering is good for employe...

Volunteering vs Unpaid Work: What’s the Difference? thumbnail image
July 23, 2020
Volunteering vs Unpaid Work: What’s the Difference?

If you are stepping into the world of volunteering for the first time, using y...

Why Charities Should Professionalise Volunteer Management… And How to Do It thumbnail image
July 21, 2020
Why Charities Should Professionalise Volunteer Management… And How to Do It

First of all, what on earth does ‘professionalised’ volunteering even mean...

5 Steps to An Effective Social Good Strategy thumbnail image
July 16, 2020
5 Steps to An Effective Social Good Strategy

How can you make social good a priority for your company? Committing to a soci...

Volunteering: How to Choose the Right Opportunity for You thumbnail image
July 14, 2020
Volunteering: How to Choose the Right Opportunity for You

Becoming a volunteer and offering your free time to help others is one of the ...

What Does it Mean To Have A Social Good Strategy? thumbnail image
July 2, 2020
What Does it Mean To Have A Social Good Strategy?

CSR, social responsibility, social good. People often use these terms intercha...

Secrets of a Successful Business and Not-for-profit Partnership thumbnail image
June 30, 2020
Secrets of a Successful Business and Not-for-profit Partnership

A question we get asked regularly at Social Good Connect by the business commu...

What is Employee Engagement and Why is it Important? thumbnail image
June 26, 2020
What is Employee Engagement and Why is it Important?

If you are starting to work on your company culture and implement a social goo...

5 Companies That Are Totally Transparent thumbnail image
June 24, 2020
5 Companies That Are Totally Transparent

It used to be that companies held their cards close to their chests. They were...

Why You Should Give Your Employees Time to Volunteer thumbnail image
June 18, 2020
Why You Should Give Your Employees Time to Volunteer

As an employer, you will be aware that the strongest asset of any company is t...

Why Volunteers will Always Be Needed – Not Just During the Pandemic thumbnail image
June 16, 2020
Why Volunteers will Always Be Needed – Not Just During the Pandemic

At Social Good Connect, we accelerated our ‘go-live’ date by six months in...

Case Study: GoodCall and U-Evolve thumbnail image
June 10, 2020
Case Study: GoodCall and U-Evolve

At Social Good Connect we believe in building connected communities. In everyt...

Thinking Outside the Box: Volunteering Roles You May Never Have Considered thumbnail image
June 4, 2020
Thinking Outside the Box: Volunteering Roles You May Never Have Considered

Volunteers are a vital asset for any third-sector organisation. They are the b...

Volunteers Week 2020 thumbnail image
June 2, 2020
Volunteers Week 2020

This week is Volunteers Week 2020. It is an annual celebration of volunteering...

Why You Should Consider Becoming a Charity Trustee thumbnail image
May 28, 2020
Why You Should Consider Becoming a Charity Trustee

When you think of a board of trustees, you might imagine a table of retired bu...

Case Study: Social Bite and Murgitroyd thumbnail image
May 27, 2020
Case Study: Social Bite and Murgitroyd

At Social Good Connect, we are in the business of positive connections. In the...

5 Reasons Why People Give Up on Volunteering – And How to Avoid This thumbnail image
May 26, 2020
5 Reasons Why People Give Up on Volunteering – And How to Avoid This

If, throughout your life, you have ever taken part in some kind of volunteerin...

What is A Social Good Champion? thumbnail image
May 20, 2020
What is A Social Good Champion?

Over the last year, we have been working hard to understand what makes a succe...

What is the ROI of Your Social Good Activities? thumbnail image
May 14, 2020
What is the ROI of Your Social Good Activities?

As a business owner you want to know that the time, effort and resources you p...

Why Businesses Should Consider Partnering with Charities thumbnail image
May 12, 2020
Why Businesses Should Consider Partnering with Charities

The idea of businesses partnering with charities is, by no means, a new one. F...

Why Community Involvement is the Key to an Effective Social Good Strategy thumbnail image
May 7, 2020
Why Community Involvement is the Key to an Effective Social Good Strategy

It is pretty well known that for a business to succeed in 2020, it needs to ha...

How Charities Successfully Attract Young Volunteers thumbnail image
May 4, 2020
How Charities Successfully Attract Young Volunteers

Attracting young volunteers is becoming more and more of a challenge for chari...

4 Top Tips for Recruiting and Retaining Volunteers thumbnail image
May 1, 2020
4 Top Tips for Recruiting and Retaining Volunteers

Many charities and not-for-profit organisations are finding it increasingly ha...

Furlough FAQ: What does it mean for employees? thumbnail image
April 28, 2020
Furlough FAQ: What does it mean for employees?

Last week we published our Furlough FAQ for Employers, but it is not only empl...

Furlough FAQ: What does it mean for employers? thumbnail image
April 23, 2020
Furlough FAQ: What does it mean for employers?

The Government Job Retention Scheme and the concept of ‘furlough’ ...

What is Corporate Social Responsibility? thumbnail image
April 21, 2020
What is Corporate Social Responsibility?

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is a business buzzword that has been ban...

How Can I Volunteer to Help Now? thumbnail image
April 16, 2020
How Can I Volunteer to Help Now?

If, like so many others across the country, you are wondering how you can get ...

Virtual Volunteering vs Face-to-Face Volunteering thumbnail image
April 6, 2020
Virtual Volunteering vs Face-to-Face Volunteering

You may have heard the terms ‘virtual volunteering’ or ‘micro-volunteeri...

Micro-volunteering: Why Your Charity Should Care About this Trend thumbnail image
April 2, 2020
Micro-volunteering: Why Your Charity Should Care About this Trend

The world around us is changing at a remarkable pace. Once upon a time we had ...

What Actually IS Volunteering? thumbnail image
March 26, 2020
What Actually IS Volunteering?

What is the first thing you think of when you hear the word ‘volunteer’? Y...

How to Turn Your Volunteer Training into An Online Process thumbnail image
March 24, 2020
How to Turn Your Volunteer Training into An Online Process

Charities and businesses alike are being forced to rethink their processes and...

How to Connect to Your Community While Socially Distant thumbnail image
March 19, 2020
How to Connect to Your Community While Socially Distant

These are unprecedented times. Due to a global pandemic, half of Europe is in ...

4 Easy Ways for Small Businesses to Incorporate Social Good into their Business Plan thumbnail image
March 3, 2020
4 Easy Ways for Small Businesses to Incorporate Social Good into their Business Plan

In a world where businesses are waking up to the importance of effective socia...

The High Cost of Ignoring Employee Mental Health thumbnail image
March 3, 2020
The High Cost of Ignoring Employee Mental Health

2019 was the year that burnout was officially recognised by the WHO as an occu...

Virtual Volunteering: Proof that the Internet is Not All Bad! thumbnail image
March 2, 2020
Virtual Volunteering: Proof that the Internet is Not All Bad!

It’s no surprise that in a world run by apps, someone has figured out a way ...

Why Your Business Should Value Purpose and Profit for Future Success thumbnail image
March 2, 2020
Why Your Business Should Value Purpose and Profit for Future Success

Being a business that values purpose as well as profit has been a growing tren...

The Benefits to Employees of Corporate Volunteering Schemes thumbnail image
March 2, 2020
The Benefits to Employees of Corporate Volunteering Schemes

So, your company has invested in a corporate volunteering scheme. And they are...

How can you Encourage your Employees to Take Up Volunteering Opportunities? thumbnail image
March 2, 2020
How can you Encourage your Employees to Take Up Volunteering Opportunities?

We all know how important it is to engage our employees and finding ways to do...

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