BeyondMe

Our ambition

Enable charities to benefit from a growing movement of generous professionals.

We’re doing this by empowering future leaders to support important causes, so they can continue improving themselves, their businesses and society. We’re excited to play our part in building the most generous generation yet.

How we work

With one hand, we create teams of professionals ready to tackle causes they’re passionate about.

With the other, we build a portfolio of charity projects that need the skills and time of professionals.

Then we bring the two parts together by helping to match the skills of a BeyondMe team with the needs of a charity project. By working on the project together the team and charity build a long-term partnership.

A BeyondMe team is made up of seven professionals and one senior leader from a business. Together they donate their time, skills and money to a charity project they choose for one year.

How we work

Our Story

BeyondMe was founded in 2011 by two millennial professionals, Adam Pike then at Deloitte and Michael Harris at PwC, who wanted a meaningful way to give with others to social issues they are passionate about.

Adam and Michael joined with their friends and their businesses to create BeyondMe’s first team. And they were onto something incredible!

So many of their peers were also eager to give more than money that a movement in generosity was born.

BeyondMe has grown to over a thousand members across the UK in over a dozen businesses, working together to make a difference to over one hundred charities.

We’re particularly grateful to our grant funders, City Bridge Trust, Nesta and Pears Foundation, and our founding corporate partners, Deloitte, EY and PwC, for backing us from the start and for their continued commitment to our movement.

Michael Harris
Adam Pike
Michael Harris
Michael Harris
  • City Bridge Trust
  • Nesta
  • Pears Foundation
  • Deloitte
  • Ernst & Young
  • PWC

Who we are

Team

  • Ambica Jobanputra

    Ambica Jobanputra

    Head of Social Leadership and Engagement Previously Cabinet Office
  • Jack Follett

    Jack Follett

    Associate Previously Year Here
  • Joel Cohen

    Joel Cohen

    Growth Campaigns and Communications Manager Previously Institute of Ideas & Debating Matters Competition
  • Kawika Solidum

    Kawika Solidum

    Chief Executive Previously Impetus-PEF, BVCA, Clifford Chance
  • Nick Mason

    Nick Mason

    Head of Portfolio and Operations Previously Toniic, We Yone Child Foundation, Huddle

Board of Trustees

Advisory Panel

Case studies

We’re proud of the impressive work our teams are doing to tackle pressing social issues through partnerships with charities.

Measuring impact

A team from PwC supported Trees for Cities on their Edible Playgrounds (EPs) project which transforms school grounds into green growing spaces. The team delivered an impact measurement workshop and interviewed 20 stakeholders from schools, local authorities, corporates and health organisations to test a draft impact framework for EPs. The team also got their hands dirty visiting an Edible Playground.

Capacity building

United World Schools (UWS) provide primary education to children in post conflict, rural areas in developing countries. A BeyondMe team at Deloitte partnered with UWS on impact measurement, communications and sustainability strategies. The team supported the charity to prepare its systems and operations for potential future institutional funding.

Generating revenue streams

A BeyondMe team at Lloyds Banking Group partnered with Grief Encounter, a leading UK child bereavement charity. The team developed an expansion strategy for Grief Encounter to reach more families. They also advised the charity on generating new revenue through offering consultancy services to companies who want to support employees suffering from bereavement.

Publications

Reports

The Generosity-Profit Logic: What professionals expect from employers

BeyondMe, 2015 Download

More to Give: London millenials networking for a better world

City Philanthropy, 2015 Download

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