For businesses

Whether you are a small business or a large organisation there are ways you can help and benefit from being a member of Connect Dacorum.

  • Benefits of being a member

    • - Closer integration with the local community in which your business operates.
    • - Be part of a network of forward thinking, like-minded and innovative partners working together to help their local community.
    • - Invitation to five free networking conferences per year, plus a special Christmas Lunch.
    • - Develop new business relationships.
    • - Advertising on our website including a profile and web links.
    • - Four newsletters per year.
    • - Individual volunteering choices.
    • - Reduced rate for advertising on Radio Dacorum.
    • - Reduced rate for advertising on a Shopmobility scooter.
    • - Increased staff satisfaction and engagement, giving improved motivation.
    • - Receive personalised advice, guidance and information from the Connect Dacorum Manager.
    • - Receive regular list of opportunities within the community.
    • - Save costs and reduce environmental impact by donating redundant resources to a multitude of local charities and good causes rather than send them to landfill.
    • - Offer gifts and pro bono advice to local charities.
    • - Free publicity of community involvement, giving positive PR, enhanced reputation and customer recognition.
    • - Opportunity to advertise your business in our newsletter.
    • - Opportunity to sponsor a networking lunch or other event.
    • - Savings on environmental issues.
    • - Possible financial assistance for the employment of Disabled and Disadvantaged persons.
    • - Opportunity to sponsor a community minibus at a reduced rate.
    • - Use of Connect Dacorum logo.
    • - Opportunity to take part in special projects such as Dragons Apprentice Challenge and Employability Days.

     



    Membership fees are based on the number of full time employees that the company has working in the Dacorum and surrounding area with the first year of membership at half price. Subscription donations are paid to Community Action Dacorum and hence benefit from tax relief.

  • What can your business do

    • Giving a Gift
      Consider the product or service that your company provides and then try to link that to a local charity. Alternatively offer your redundant equipment or furniture to a good cause. Lastly, offer the use of meeting or conference facilities for AGMs etc.

    • Giving Financial Donations 
      Raise money through sponsorship, event days, social evenings, competitions, etc. Employee and company donations to a charity can be as large or small as is comfortable and are tax free. 

    • Volunteering
      Set up and encourage a staff volunteering scheme. This will allow your staff to participate in a vast array of local opportunities, improving their morale and motivation. Volunteering can be in your own time or in company time like the very popular team building challenges. For more indepth information on volunteering contact 01442 247209 the Vounteer Centre Dacorum web site www.volunteerdacorum.org

    • Employing a Disabled or Disadvantaged Person
      Instead of paying advertising and agency costs consider up-skilling an existing employee and employ a disabled or disadvantaged person either full time, part time or on a work experience basis. Start with a one day work trial.

    • Becoming a More Environmentally Friendly Company 
      Recycle your office paper, cardboard and printer cartridges. Adopt a car sharing scheme, be aware of savings to your company and the environment. Talk to us about more ideas.

    • Offering Technical Support 
      Be proud of your excellence, offer your expertise in marketing, IT, law, finance, etc to a start up company or local charity.

For charities

Connect Dacorum can help and assist charities and good causes of all sizes. Find out more. 

  • How can you benefit

    • - Free membership for charities and good causes who are already members of Community Action Dacorum.
    • - Fulfil some of your charity's needs.
    • - Invitation to five networking events per year, plus a special Christmas event.
    • - Receive personalised advice, guidance and information from the Connect Dacorum Manager.
    • - Reduced rate for advertising on Radio Dacorum.
    • - Reduced rate for advertising on a Shopmobility scooter.
    • - An opportunity to receive gifts and services from local businesses.
    • - Free publicity of community involvement, giving people positive PR, enhanced reputation and customer recognition.
    • - Advertising on our website including a profile and web links.
    • - Use of Connect Dacorum logo.
    • - Opportunity to take part in special projects such as Dragons Apprentice Challenge and Employability Days

     

  • What can your charity do?

    Send any volunteering or Team Building challenges to Connect Dacorum and to Lorraine Rockminster at the Volunteer Centre.

    Send any sponsorship requests plus office equipment or furniture requirement to Connect Dacorum.