The Charity Forum at Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce held a meeting to discuss re-invigorating the forum and its role within existing networks. The attendees explored ways to engage more people and discussed the sector’s offer to businesses, including CSR, volunteering, and trustee opportunities.
Volunteering opportunities and the possibility of a stand-alone event were discussed. They also considered ways to encourage wider participation, such as inviting individuals from businesses to share their expectations of charity partnerships. The future of the forum was considered, and ideas were proposed, including a two-part meeting format with speakers and campaign planning.
The development of a portfolio for the charity sector in Stoke on Trent was also discussed. Work will continue to promote the forum and its offerings to members.