Menslink business partners provide a valuable contribution to the work we do and our ongoing viability as a charity. We would not be able to help our next generation of young men without the support of our business partners.
Menslink business partners range from small micro businesses through to large multinationals, sporting clubs, semi-government organisations and associations. We all benefit from our mutual association.
What do business partners do for Menslink?
Our partners support us in a range of valuable ways. Major supporters make an annual contribution to our running costs and we work closely with them on joint promotional and other activities to help us achieve our aims of supporting young men.
Other partners donate money by buying a table at our annual business breakfast while some of the more innovative ones may contribute a percentage of their profits. A number of partners donate their time or services to us on a pro bono or discounted rate. This gives us access to quality services that otherwise we simply could not afford.
All of our partners get involved publicly. Menslink is a tiny organisation with only five staff. Leveraging the public profile and assistance of our partners is crucial to our ability to reach out to young men in need and to recruit suitable volunteer mentors to help.
Benefits of becoming a business partner
With so many worthy causes around, it’s fair to ask “why support Menslink?”. The Who we are page should answer questions about the need in our community and the return on investment that we aim to achieve.
There are, however, some specific benefits for organisations investing in a local charity like Menslink. Firstly, we support the local community – young men and their families who may be your customers, employees, influencers or even future employees. You’re helping build and support the local community that you serve and are a part of.
Business partners are also able to engage their staff in a local cause that they can be a part of and feel proud to support. Whether your staff are public servants, white collar or blue collar workers, they know that the organisation they work for is making a real difference to the community they live in – reducing crime, alleviating mental health issues, keeping kids at school longer and providing positive role models for young men as they grow up. Your staff know they work for an organisation that directly helps their local community – where they live every day.
“If charity begins at home, I can see few more deserving causes to support within the Canberra community. I’m really pleased that our sponsorship can make some small difference and I’m happy to continue it…”
Menslink also works to promote our partners to their staff, customers and the community at large, whether through speaking engagements, our own web site and social media or through joint promotions.
Options for becoming involved
There are many ways to get involved with Menslink. Get in touch with our CEO to work out an arrangement that works for both of us. He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.