In early 2016 our Managing Director Andrew Harcourt was discussing a donation with a large UK charity. Having established what industry SAMGarde was in the fundraising manager of the charity made an off the cuff remark that good IT services were prohibitively expensive. “Is there anything specific you need help with?” Andrew replied, a short discussion and a day of “Pro Bono” consulting one spring Friday led to the charity saving over £50,000 a year.
That was the point where we realised that we could usually give considerably more to charities by doing what we do best rather than making simple donations. This then became a regular programme in SAMGarde with every employee expected to give back to a charity of their key business skill for one day per month. As it ended up that not only the first engagement was on a Friday but that most engagements were on a Friday it became “Pro Bono Friday.”
As we shared this programme with our customers and consultants, a lot of them asked to be involved…. Well… now you can….
If you would like to be considered as a Charity partner to receive pro-bono consultancy, or would like to put yourself forward as an IT specialist to offer free help to charitable organisations, please complete the form below.