Ethical Angel & Charities Aid Foundation
Ethical Angel and CAF are proud to introduce ‘The Ethical Angel & CAF Community Investment Award’ which will be announced during the 2021 Global Good Awards ceremony on the 22nd of September 2021.
To find out more about the award and enter your business, click here.
Who are Ethical Angel?
Established in 2018 with a mission to benefit people, planet and profit, Ethical Angel is the UK’s leading platform for skills-based virtual volunteering. Since our foundation, we have worked with businesses, local government and higher education to offer their people virtual volunteering experiences that support charities and causes and allow them to use their skills for global impact. This work has led to us having thousands of volunteers spread across 52 countries, and an ever growing community of third sector organisations that are continually benefitting from their work and dedication to making the world a better and fairer place.
Our work is far from done though, and we’re on a mission to become the global leader for virtual volunteering experiences, making it possible for us to help charities and causes in every corner of the world. In doing this, we believe we will achieve true equality for charities when trying to find the support they need. No matter how big or small, which United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDGs) they support, or where they are in the world, Ethical Angel will provide an even platform for charities, social enterprises and not-for-profits to gain skills-based support from people who have been empowered to volunteer their skills.
We know this is a huge challenge, and we’re immensely proud of the thousands of hours of skilled support that our business volunteers have provided to the third sector. However, it wouldn’t have been possible without the shift that has begun to happen in the corporate world towards giving back and being positive contributors to society. This shift must be accelerated if we are to truly realise the potential that business has to support the third sector though, as recent research has shown that 70% of charities need skills-based volunteers, yet just 40% are receiving them.
That is why we are thrilled with the opportunity to introduce the ‘Ethical Angel Community Investment Award’. We believe that the award, which is powered by Ethical Angel’s Corporate Giving Index (GGiX), will help to raise the profile of employee supported giving in businesses by allowing them to easily benchmark themselves against businesses around the world and understand where they can be doing more. Through doing this, we hope that more businesses will have the confidence to take action, embracing employee supported giving, including donations and volunteering and providing it to their staff in a way that allows them to make a personal impact.
To find out more about how we support businesses with virtual volunteering, or to sign up to our community of causes and receive skills-based virtual volunteers, visit ethicalangel.com.
About the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF)
We partner with corporate donors to realise greater impact through their giving.
We help companies across the private, public, and social sectors transform purpose into practice. We work with clients on corporate giving, fundraising, employee engagement and corporate social responsibility, to benefit their business and broader society.
We are the UK’s leading provider of corporate giving, with an unrivalled knowledge of how to safeguard donations and maximise impact. Every year we disburse over £150m in on behalf of our clients through our Payroll Giving programme, CAF Give As You Earn, and our other corporate giving vehicles.
Why we’re supporting this award
Everyday we’re impressed by the generosity of our clients and their employees. They give to a wide range of causes in the UK and abroad and we are proud to support them with their charitable programmes.
That’s why we are delighted to collaborate with Ethical Angel on the ‘Community Investment Award’. We believe the award will help to raise the profile of employee supported giving and volunteering in businesses and encourage more companies to work in this way to benefit society.