WATCH: What is whatCharity.com AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis16 Technology company Ericsson is seeking charities that can make the most of over 300 skilled employees who wish to volunteer for charities. The first round of applications particularly welcomes applications from charities based in Berkshire or with outreach work in Berkshire.The staff offering to volunteers are legal, digital, marketing, HR or finance professionals. Ericsson has 1,300 employees in the UK including 300 in the Reading HQ.The matching of skilled volunteers to relevant charities is being handled by whatcharity.com. Launched in 2018, the platform helps charities and businesses collaborate on grants, awareness campaigns and competitions. Using Charity Commission data, it covers all charities in England and Wales. Advertisement 285 total views, 3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis16 Ericsson’s Our Year of VolunteeringEricsson’s “Our Year of Volunteering” starts at the beginning of 2020. Throughout the year, approximately 40-50 charities with whatcharity.com profiles will make the shortlist to be presented to Ericsson staff. In the first round this December, 10-15 charities will be presented.Tiia Sammallathi of whatCharity.com explains: “This is a great opportunity for charities of all size and type to benefit from much needed and highly sought after expertise from a wide range of professional skill-sets. It is a democratic and fair process facilitated by our platform technology. Like our previous applications for grants and competitions, the process is simple and straightforward. We don’t do complicated!” Roger Peacock HR Director Ericsson explained the company’s aims. He said: “As a large employer we want to give back our time, skills and experience to worthy causes, especially for us in the Reading area.“We provide our employees up to one day per year of paid time out for their charity-based activities and in addition staff often give many more hours of their own time. During 2020 we’d like to encourage more staff to take part and create stronger links with charities that may benefit from our staff’s time and skills by making it easy for both parties to engage.”“Ericsson is very open to the kind of charities we will look to support and can vary these from year to year. Our ideal situation to start with, is to work with Reading-based charities to allow them to benefit from the large number of our employees who travel and work in Reading.”Applications open on 19th November 2019, and the deadline is 8 December 2019 for the first round, with more opportunities in 2020. 300 Ericsson employees seek charities that need skilled-based volunteers Howard Lake | 19 November 2019 | News Tagged with: corporate fundraising Volunteering About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. 284 total views, 2 views today
Manchester United are set to tie David de Gea down to a new five-year deal which will make him the highest paid goalkeeper in world football.Marca are reporting that the Red Devils have now reached an agreement to secure De Gea’s future at Old Trafford after another impressive season at the club. 1 De Gea joined United from Atletico Madrid in 2011 The Spaniard will earn a gross total of €21m (£18.4m) per year for each of his next five seasons at the club. This amounts to a rough figure of €404,000 (or £354,000) per week.De Gea is expected to return to United and sign the new, lucrative deal after the World Cup.His number will dwarf the amount earned by all other goalkeepers on the planet, as it is understood that the second highest earning stopper is Bayern Munich’s Manuel Neuer, who gets a gross total of €15m (£13.1m) per year.The decision to put De Gea on this wage comes after he was named United’s ‘Player of the Year’ for the fourth time in five seasons.