Why Open?

Why Open?

Open isn’t just a name to us. It’s the way we work with charities, brands and partners. It’s our approach to sharing what we know and learning something new. And we’re always open to whatever it takes to make the world a better place.

Here are a few of the ways we live our values.

We share money

Every year, each member of staff is given £1,000 to donate to charity, then we get together for an afternoon to share our choices. So far, we’ve given away more than £400,000 – and we’re not done yet.

We share ideas

We share ideas

We’re proud to fund, produce and host I Wish I’d Thought of That, SOFII’s annual celebration of innovation in fundraising. The idea’s simple – each speaker gets just seven minutes to share something they wish they’d thought of.

We share knowledge

We share knowledge

In partnership with Freestyle Marketing, we’ve crunched the numbers on more than £2bn of donations for our Charity Benchmarks report – which helps organisations of all sizes figure out what ‘good’ looks like from them. Get in touch if you’d like to know more.

We share skills

When emergencies hit, our clients – including the DEC – are among the first to respond and save lives. To help them do that, we offer services for free – launching emergency appeals within a matter of hours.

We share time

We share time

Access to opportunity matters. That’s why we’re a proud partner of Local Village Network. Our team donate their time to train and mentor young people in our neighbourhood and we provide paid internships to get under-represented groups into the sector.