Charity looking for free services? – Lots to choose from. Looking to donate your services to charity? Lots of competition

It’s standard advice in commercial businesses – give something worthwhile away free to try and promote future sales. It would be similar if you were selling to charities, but there is also another dimension as many companies and individuals donate resources for no other reason than to make a difference.

What surprises me, however, is the number of donors waiting to donate services to charities. The goodwillgallery.com website publishes a range of free services on offer to charities which I have grouped under general headings in the table below.

It is interesting to note that there is now competition even when you want to do something for nothing.

http://www.goodwillgallery.com/freecharityservices.htm 

Service group

Approximate number of free services on offer

Language related/translators 64
Photography/film/design/print/publishing 49
Finance related 22
Web/internet/social media/database/email 23
Coaching and training 11
Office and other space 5
HR and recruitment 5
Entertainers 8
IT services 6
Professional support 19
Writing services 9
Fundraising and raffle services 5
Recreation 3
Volunteers 1
Directories and listings 3
Energy 2
Hire 2
Other services 14
Admin 4
Recycling 4

 

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2 thoughts on “Charity looking for free services? – Lots to choose from. Looking to donate your services to charity? Lots of competition

    1. Thanks for your comments, Diana. You are right – volunteering allows you to donate your time and expertise plus giving you the opportunity to increase your own skills. Due to funding shortfalls, charities and voluntary groups will increasingly need the input of volunteers. I can see social media being an important part of this, especially if it can be linked to fundraising.

      Dennis

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