New social network launched in Bristol
A new social network, aimed at connecting community projects with companies, was launched in Bristol last night.
neighbourly.com has been developed by local entrepreneur Nick Davies and is the first digital platform to be created for the largely unstructured corporate giving sector within the UK, which is worth an estimated £800m.
The new social network was officially launched at The Engine Shed with local charities and the business community being urged to get involved.
neighbourly.com’s purpose is to provide a platform for community groups and charities to promote projects where corporate support is required but that might otherwise fall under the radar of larger businesses.
It offers a mapped database of local projects with information on the team, goals, supporters and what help is needed.
Nick Davies, founder and CEO, neighbourly comments: “Businesses, both locally and nationally, are very aware of the need to demonstrate a robust CSR policy but translating that into actual activity and identifying the right projects to engage with can be complicated and time-consuming.
“At the same time we know that there are a huge number of relatively small, unknown charities and community projects out there desperate for support.
“We developed neighbourly.com in response to that – it provides a simple, yet effective means of bringing the two parties together.”
Representatives from founder members Mazars and B&NES Council as well as Starbucks and Marks & Spencer attended the launch to speak about their involvement with neighbourly.com and the role CSR plays within their organisations.