A survey conducted by a UK based charity has found that business leaders who volunteer are more like to become trustees after.
The report which was compiled by Pilotlight looks at what motivates the business community to volunteer in the charity sector and showed that 87% of the 134 respondents were more interested in becoming charity trustees after volunteering. Furthermore, two-thirds said that volunteering had increased their desire to donate.
Commenting on the findings, CEO of Pilotlight Gillian Murray said “85 per cent of business leaders in our survey said they had improved their coaching skills after working with charities and have a much better understanding of the charity sector as well.
The survey results demonstrate that a carefully managed approach to skills-sharing allows the time–poor, skills rich professional to engage with charities in an effective and meaningful way.”
Source: Civil Society