#BeyondMeCrowdfunder

by Bria Bayer in 

Help us build the UK’s #1 giving and volunteering community, connecting charities with passionate people that want to help.

by Bria Bayer in

£41,413

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This project will only be funded if at least £50,000 is pledged by August 31st 2018 at 11:59pm

BeyondMe strengthens charities by connecting them with the brainpower, donations and spare time of talented professionals.

We've created over 200 BeyondMe teams since 2012, who’ve given charities and social enterprises the extra fuel they need to bring about lasting change. But to reach 10x more charities, we need your help! 

Why do we exist? 

 So many professionals are keen to make a difference but don't know where to start. So many charities are working on a shoestring and can’t access the skilled volunteers they need to maximise impact and scale their work. So what happens? Smart people end up painting fences... badly. We exist to change this. 

How do we make change happen? 

With the help of the BeyondMe platform, we connect teams of professionals with charities that need their support. From transforming business plans to helping charities scale, our teams give their spare time to tackle society’s toughest challenges. 

We inspire people to make a difference alongside their day jobs. With BeyondMe, you don’t need to quit your job to make a difference - you need to use it!

Stories of BeyondMe in action

Robin Chu, CEO of Coachbright 

Baillie Aaron, CEO of Spark Inside

What have we achieved so far?

Since 2012, we have launched over 200 BeyondMe teams. That’s more than 2,000 professionals from some of the biggest brands in the UK including PwC, Deloitte, EY, Ben & Jerry’s, Santander and Rothschild & Co. These teams have generated over £1m of extra value for the social sector.

Crucially, we have built lasting relationships between the social and private sector that will deliver impact for decades to come. 

But the potential is so much greater...

What's our vision?

We want to create a global community of people working together, across borders and organisations, to step up the fight against society's most intractable problems. By investing in key areas, we know that we can reach more charities and give them so much more support. 

Why are we crowdfunding?

Since raising angel grant funding in 2012 from the Pears Foundation, Nesta and City Bridge Trust, we have successfully demonstrated that our model creates significant change. 

However, in order to realise our ambitious 2021 vision - full financial sustainability, 5 UK cities, 20 corporate partners and 2,000 more members - we need to raise £250,000 of philanthropic donations. 

To kick-start this fundraising effort, we are turning to the crowd to raise our first £50,000.  We're inviting our remarkable community of members, alumni and anyone who believes in our vision to take a stake in BeyondMe’s future. You can launch us forward into this next stage of growth.

What will we use the money for?

We have identified 3 key areas to invest in that will enable us to create more impact : 

  • Programme. Impactful partnerships between the social and private sector don't come easy. We want to provide more support for our charities, better development and opportunities for our professionals and new BeyondMe services and innovations that can deliver even greater impact. 
  • Platform. To scale across the UK and support charities with greater effectiveness and speed, we need to invest in our digital capability. Our priority is to create a simpler and more enjoyable way for teams, charities and businesses to connect online. 
  • People. To help us reach our goals, we will be hiring a "Head of Corporate Partnerships." This key hire will build a financially sustainable funding stream to enable long-term growth. Our philosophy will always be to focus on headcount that adds to our long-term social impact.

What’s in it for our backers?

We believe that a donation to BeyondMe is one of the best philanthropic investments a person can make. You’ll be building something that will have an impact for years to come. 

Every single one of our backers, no matter the donation, will be given the opportunity to be a part of how we grow. You’ll be kept up to date with our progress, and have the opportunity to act as a sounding board for the BeyondMe team as we learn and grow. 

If all of that isn’t enough, we have some awesome rewards for our backers too!

A message from HQ! 

(aka Jack, Sarah and Michael)


**Get a reward of £50 or more to be entered into our EPIC Raffle!**

Check out our full list of prizes below:

* dates out of school holidays and subject to discussion/availability
** game to be confirmed
*** winner must be 18 years or older
**** within 10 miles of HA5 4PF

We are so grateful to the companies and individuals who have donated prizes. If you'd like to join them, please email hello@beyondme.org. 

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£15 or more

A HUGE thanks from us!

Become an official BeyondMe Backer: be part of our decision making (if you want to), receive regular updates, and hear our plans for the future. And receive a huge thank you from all of us, of course!

£30 or more

BeyondMe Goody Bag!

You will become an official BeyondMe Backer and receive a tote bag filled with an edition of Positive News, a WeWork day pass, a BeyondMe impact report, and a voucher for the amazing re-usable bottle social enterprise, Jerry Bottle.

£50 or more

Goody bag + 1 EPIC Raffle Ticket

As well as grabbing a goody bag, you will automatically be entered into our exciting raffle with prizes from a trip to Cornwall, TedX London, Rothschild Champagne, The Soap Co and Blooming Founders Club! Check out the full list at the bottom of this page.

£75 or more

Goody bag + 2 EPIC Raffle Tickets

As well as grabbing a goody bag, double your odds of winning one (or more!) of our incredible prizes!

£150 or more

Goody bag + 5 EPIC Raffle Tickets

As well as grabbing a goody bag, quintuple your odds of winning one (or more!) of our incredible prizes!

£200 or more

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Breakfast with Brett Wigdortz + 5 raffle tickets

Have breakfast with the co-founder of Teach First - one of the UK's most successful ever social enterprises. This will be an exclusive opportunity to meet Brett and hear how Teach First grew to become a national brand. Get the inside story, ask questions and network with an intimate group of like-minded people for an exclusive private dining experience. The event will take place on 4 Oct 2018 in a Central London location.

£300 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Pottery Experience Day + 5 raffle tickets

Enjoy a pottery experience day for two at Jane Follett Ceramics in leafy Northamptonshire! 1hr on the train from London. You'll have the chance to throw multiple pots and share some homemade lunch and beautiful coffee, all in Jane's idyllic garden. What could be better!

£500 or more

GOLD BeyondMe Backer

Wow! This will have a transformative impact on our work. You'll be invited to come to BeyondMe HQ in the heart of Kings Cross, meet the team and trustees and discuss our plans for the future. Of course, you'll also get a goody bag, 5 raffle tickets and an invitation to our breakfast with Brett Wigdortz too!

£500 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Super Being Labs Creative Workshop

For anyone who wants to think through their socially purposeful biz idea, this is the reward for you or a friend. You'll have 3hrs of undivided attention from the SBL team! On top of that, you'll also grab yourself a Goody Bag and 5 tickets for the raffle.

£1,000 or more

PLATINUM BeyondMe Backer

Wow! This will have a transformative impact on our work. You'll be invited to come to BeyondMe HQ in the heart of Kings Cross, meet the team and trustees and discuss our plans for the future. Of course, you'll also get a goody bag, 5 raffle tickets and an invitation to our breakfast with Brett Wigdortz too!

£2,500 or more

0 of 10 claimed

DIAMOND BeyondMe Backer

Wow! This will have a transformative impact on our work. You'll be invited to come to BeyondMe HQ in the heart of Kings Cross, meet the team and trustees and discuss our plans for the future. Of course, you'll also get a goody bag, 5 raffle tickets and an invitation to our breakfast with Brett Wigdortz too!


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