How to Engage Community Stakeholders – your checklist

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There’s been a major business shift in recent years. Hallelujah! Leading companies are recognising the importance of all stakeholders – not just shareholders but workers, customers, suppliers and local communities. When businesses engage with each of these groups they reap the rewards.    We work with businesses that want to engage with local communities. These businesses […]

How Companies Can Walk Their Talk on Purpose

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Purpose is at the top of every smart CEO’s mind. 79% of business leaders believe purpose is key to business success (according to this PwC survey). And more business leaders than ever are approaching ActionFunder for support in putting their purpose into practice. Business leaders are refocusing to make purpose central to their strategies. Some are […]

What does it mean to be a workplace for good?

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Businesses of all shapes and sizes come to ActionFunder to drive community engagement and increase their impact. Our friends at x+why are interested in community and impact too. This fellow B Corp runs co-work spaces for businesses driven by purpose. So, what does x+why think about business as a force for good? We asked a […]

Building bridges with ActionFunder

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The pandemic revealed both a) the vital role of community and b) the expectation on business to be a force for good. These two come together when businesses can connect with communities and support them to make positive waves, locally. All over the UK, community groups urgently need help to tackle serious local problems. Meanwhile, […]

What’s in a name? 

We’re ActionFunder, the BCorp with 15+ years of experience driving grassroots action by connecting businesses with local communities. We started out as Project Dirt way back in 2005. Then we became Semble. And now we’re ActionFunder. Why all the new names? When we started as Project Dirt, we focused on grassroots, environmental action. When we […]

(Climate) actions speak louder than words

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Climate conference vs climate action November was a big month for the climate. But while the world’s leaders gathered at COP26 to debate and plan climate policy, we’re keen to see real action as well as words. We need actions on the ground to build a decarbonised economy and revive thriving natural habitats. Communities are […]

Newsflash: Giving is Good (for business)

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It’s official. Giving back locally isn’t just good for your community. It’s good for your business too. We’re talking not only a better world around you, but also better hires, happier staff and bigger profits. Here are just a few stats to ponder: • 83% would be more loyal to a company that helps them […]