Bracknell, 18th December 2013: This month, Content Guru became one of four Founder Members of the Berkshire Community Foundation (BCF)’s Business Philanthropy Club. The Club will enable participating businesses to make more effective, targeted donations to appropriate charities in their local communities. Content Guru was presented with its Founder Member certificate by the Lord-Lieutenant for the Royal County of Berkshire and BCF President The Hon. Mrs Mary Bayliss JP.
Today, BCF Trustee Lady Stevenson, Deputy Lieutenant for the Royal County of Berkshire, inducts some of the Business Philanthropy Club’s first members at Content Guru’s offices at Radius Court.
The Club aims to provide SMEs with an efficient mechanism to connect with a wide range of local charities, ensuring that donations are delivered to the causes most in need of support. BCF’s panel of grant-makers has decades of experience in helping such local causes, providing participating members with peace of mind that the impact of their generosity will be maximised. Furthermore, businesses will have the opportunity to attend regular receptions, as well as engaging more closely with charities and meeting with the ultimate recipients of their donations. The Club comprises of two tiers of membership, Associate and Full, each providing members with a three-year commitment. Content Guru joins Panasonic, Blandy and Blandy and Rapport Marketing as Founder Members.
Formed in 1985, BCF provides funding to voluntary groups throughout Berkshire with a particular focus on vulnerable people including the elderly, children and people with chronic illnesses. Content Guru and sister company Redwood Technologies have been based in Berkshire since their foundation, and have worked with the BCF for over five years.
Content Guru’s Managing Director Sean Taylor commented, “We are delighted to extend our work with BCF in helping to found the Business Philanthropy Club. Local charitable giving is a crucial yet much neglected area – out of the £60 million worth of charitable income in Berkshire last year, only 10% went into the local community. The Business Philanthropy Club will hopefully change that as we help businesses to find out about and connect with local charities in genuine need of assistance. We’re pleased to be able to help the BCF with their good work.”