Cancer Research UK

Imagine a team of ambitious, driven, motivated individuals that are excited by a challenge. A team who thrive under pressure, who love successes and see every unsuccessful occasion as an opportunity. A team committed to releasing the income opportunity from partners to help beat cancer. Meet the Corporate Partnerships Team in Volunteer Fundraising at Cancer Research UK.

As a team of 15 they support the Volunteer Fundraising regional team with partnerships that have the potential to raise up to £150K in a year or that require regional relationship support.

The goal of the team is to create innovative ideas to develop prospects interest and to excite partners to raise more income and stay supporting CRUK for longer.

The team support over 100 regionally based staff across the UK with varied experience of working with companies. They address this by adapting their approach depending on the needs of individuals. This has increased confidence resulting in staff feeling empowered to grow corporate income. The overall pipeline has increased in value by 500% in the past 18 months.

In 15-16 the team increased income from companies by 50%, raising £7.5M.   

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