Working with MAG is more than supporting a charity. MAG is a young and dynamic organisation, which means we are flexible in our approach to working with companies.
Our dedicated and experienced staff can help you design an integrated calendar of support which is mutually beneficial.
See the many ways in which your company can get involved below.
The easiest way to support MAG is by making a company donation, whether you want to fund a specific area of our work or provide general unrestricted funding.
MAG needs to secure unrestricted funds so that we can remain responsive and flexible as an organisation. Funding secured in this way helps support the long-term goals of our existing programmes, as well as enabling MAG to develop programmes in new countries and respond to emergency situations around the world.
If making a donation towards a specific country or area of our work is more appropriate for your company to ensure corporate social responsibility objectives are achieved, we can work with you to ensure that the most suitable project, programme or region is chosen. We will also ensure that you receive appropriate levels of reporting of how your money is spent for sharing with your stakeholders.
Your business can also claim tax relief on a donation to MAG no matter how big or small.
Gifts in kind
The donation of goods or services can be just as valuable to MAG as financial support, as it allows us to spend more of our money directly on our programmes around the world.
Gift in kind support could include:
• Venues for events
• Auction prizes
• Expertise or training from your company
Support for our overseas programmes is also welcome, including: paramedic services, long-haul flights, cargo transport, batteries, diesel supply, bottled water and clothing.
If you are looking to partner with a charity on a cause-related marketing promotion, then MAG could be perfect for your company.
With experience from several successful partnerships, we can work with you to forge a unique and compelling campaign, aligning your company with MAG’s distinctive brand.
Sponsoring a MAG event, exhibition or publication can be a highly beneficial way to increase brand awareness for your company.
And it can simultaneously highlight your support of landmine and unexploded ordnance clearance.
The award-winning photography of Sean Sutton is one of the key ways MAG seeks to raise awareness of the need for humanitarian mine clearance. These stunning images can be seen in static and moving exhibitions, as well as hardback publications providing some excellent opportunities for sponsorship.
Getting your employees or colleagues to fundraise for MAG is an excellent way to raise money for a great cause.
Whether you organise your own fundraising activities or join a MAG event, we hope you will all enjoy the experience of supporting our lifesaving work.
Charity of the Year
Adopting MAG as your company Charity of the Year can be a great opportunity for achieving CSR goals, employee development, team building and the generation of positive PR.
From monthly dress-down days and raffles to sponsored events and sweepstakes, we'ill provide advice and assistance working with you wherever possible, to ensure that awareness of your support of MAG is maximised along with the money raised. And we hope you will have fun too!
By matching the donations made by your employees you not only motivate your employees, but also make a huge difference to the lives of those living in conflict-affected communities.
Entering a team in a MAG challenge event is an ideal way to unite employees and colleagues from right across your business. We can also work with you to develop a bespoke challenge event to maximise awareness for you and your company around the event.
Benefits to your organisation:
• Fulfil CSR and corporate philanthropy policies
• Exciting team building opportunities
• Improve communication skills
• Improve problem solving, decision making and crisis management skills
• Improve organisation and leadership skills
• Develop confidence
• Increase company loyalty
• Boost morale and motivation
• Personal and professional development
• Excellent PR opportunities
MAG has an excellent portfolio of UK and international fundraising events which not only generate regional and national media coverage, but also play a key role in the development of our donor relationships.
Sponsorship of a fundraising event offers the opportunity for brand alignment with MAG, as well as exposure to a large audience through the event marketing and advertising campaign. We will always be happy to work with you to build a mutually beneficial and attractive sponsorship package.
Offering your employees the opportunity to give through their salary to MAG allows them to donate in a tax effective and simple way. A payroll giving scheme is also simple to set up and administer.
Your company may also wish to match the donations made by your employees through payroll giving to increase the impact on our lifesaving work. Just £15 could clear 10 square metres of contaminated land, while £45 could field a fully trained and equipped deminer for three days.
For more information you can speak with your company payroll department, or visit Give As You Earn (GAYE) at the Charities Aid Foundation website.
Why we need your help
The money raised from your run will help MAG to save lives and build futures in communities affected by landmines and other explosive weapons all over the world. Please watch this film from Laos to see why we need your help...
For more information on how your company can get involved, please contact Sarah Tavener on 0161 236 4311 or email Sarah.