Speaker Series September 2020

Growing our impact - connecting brands and local communities to achieve more

Wednesday 23rd September 2020, 11:00 – 12:00, Online

Has the crisis made you reconsider how your organisation works?

Are you brand looking to have real impact with your products? 

Do you just want to know more about how In Kind Direct can help your organisation?

This year we have all seen huge change. The coronavirus pandemic has seen schools, offices and community centres close or drastically adapt their services, social distancing restrictions and an unprecedented amount of uncertainty. We have all found new ways of working together and many of us are assessing how we embed the kindness, collaboration and generosity created by a crisis into our future plans.

Here at In Kind Direct we have been no different. We have seen a huge demand for essential products with more people than ever on the financial brink and at risk. The response from our corporate partners has been phenomenal, and we want to share some of those success stories and ask ourselves how we build on this momentum for the long term.

Through our network of thousands of charities, community groups, schools and foodbanks we have a real insight to the current and future needs of our local communities. Uniting this with an understanding of the mission and goals of our corporate partners has been game-changing. At In Kind Direct, we believe that when brands and charities work together, everyone wins.

Couldn’t join us? Watch the recording below

In our September event, we talked about…

- How linking brand aspirations directly with community needs is a win for everyone

- Opportunities for brands to get involved and put product giving at the heart of their strategy

- Brand Case Study – hear how Carex have responded to the crisis and seen positive impact

- The importance of ongoing branded donations for our charity network

Our host and panel of speakers

Rosanne Gray, CEO, In Kind Direct  

Sarah Willingham - Entrepreneur, previously on BBC's Dragon's Den, and In Kind Direct Ambassador

Michelle PlantSenior Brand Manager – Carex & Bayley’s of Bond Street, PZ Cussons (UK) Ltd 

Michael Hill, Founder and Chairman of Rackets Cubed