Monthly Archives: September 2012

Managing great corporate expectations

My first ‘official’ foray into the charitable sector was a series of job interviews for corporate partnership positions. At each of these I was asked about how I would handle corporate volunteering requests.

Responding that I would manage partners’ expectations sensitively, while trying to divert the potential partner towards a cash donation, I realised there was something of a trend. A few months into my role at Battersea and after responding to yet another request for ‘a wall to paint’, I realised that this wasn’t so much a trend as a flood. Read more on Managing great corporate expectations…