CMCE Symposium 14 Nov:  The Rise of the Robot Consultant
ProBono Mentor Forum 20 Nov:  The Wood Street Bar & Grill
New Master's Reception and Admissions 21 Nov:  Guildhall
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Introduction to our Philanthropic Work

 
What WCoMC does and can do to help Non-Profit Organisations

As a Modern Livery Company, our members are all closely involved in our profession - as active Management Consultants, Mentors and Coaches. We all share a passion to give back to Society and the most effective way for us to achieve this is by using our expertise to make a lasting positive impact through helping the non-profit sector. We aim to ensure our work achieves a sustainable positive outcome, either directly through the consulting projects we undertake, or indirectly by increasing the skills and capabilities of individuals within the sector, so that they enhance the achievements of their own organisations. We summarise our work in the phrase "Giving and Gaining".

The menu to the left will take you through the key areas of our support. If we do not address your immediate questions, do not hesitate to contact the Chair of our ProBono Committee, through which all our probono support is managed.

Giving and Gaining

One of the most important ways in which our members Gain is from their Giving to the Non-Profit Sector - through ProBono Consultancy or Mentoring Support. We have an enthusiastic community of active consultants who freely offer their time to help charities and other non-profit enterprises grapple with the day to day issues of running their organisations. We focus our ProBono Support where it can have the most impact on improving social outcomes, particularly supporting the activities of charitable organisations that are either unable to pay normal consulting fees or have exceptional cases for support. Overall, we provide the equivalent of £1m of support each year through our pro bono programme - which typically in today's economy has an overall impact of the order of £7m.


The Sea Cadets, for example, have benefited
from a combination of ProBono Support
and Charitable Fund grants for
vital equipment, all to enhance the impact
achieved by the organisaton

Our probono work is complemented by our Charitable Fund which can provide modest grants on successful application. Overall, we have found that the impact of a grant can be greatly magnified by probono support.

As our clients and members have put it:

  • "Never has the social commitment of the consultancy profession been as clear as it is here"
  • "It has been a real eye-opener to work at the top level of such interesting charities"
  • "I have done charitable work before, but rarely seen such a direct impact from my contribution"
  • "I have not previously had the opportunity to work with such expert, enthusiastic and supportive people"