What can a company get out of its employees being members of JCI?
“Volunteering offers participants the opportunity to strengthen their skills, broaden their networks, break out of a career rut, and find new meaning in their job. All these benefits redound to employers in the form of increased engagement and retention… corporate volunteer programs deliver more than a karmic paycheck. By providing a practical bonus for both participants and employers, they’re not just a “nice to have” perk but a retention tool, leadership development opportunity, and strategic business initiative.”
Sylvia Ann Hewlett, President of the Center for Talent Innovation, Harvard Business Review, 5th March 2012
Our members represent a range of different professions and industries. For example present and previous members have worked for:
- Lloyds Bank
- PriceWaterhouse Coopers
- Touche Ross
- Virgin Media
- Grant Thornton
- Bank Of England
- And many more!
The benefits that companies gain from having members of staff who are involved in JCI are:
- Individuals learn to be proactive and take responsibility. Nothing happens in JCI without this. These behaviours are transferred into the working environment
- Staff develop new and improve existing skills and competencies via a mix of formal training evenings and practical projects. Examples include financial skills learnt when running a project such as an annual dinner
- One of the key benefits of JCI membership is the development of self-confidence and self-belief which has a positive impact on all areas of our members’ lives.
- Members gave the opportunity to hear some of the top speakers in the world at our World and European Conferences. Stephen Covey, Edward de Bono, Stephen Lundin are just a few of the speakers our members have heard. Closer to home our National Conferences have seen speakers such as Michael Heppell (How to be brilliant), Steve McDermot (“How to be a complete and utter failure at everything you do) and Robert Holden (Success Intelligence).
- Leaders only really learn to lead by leading and JCI offers members the opportunity to lead projects, chambers and indeed the National Programme. As every member is in effect a volunteer this is the ultimate test of leadership as you have to motivate, inspire and communicate well in order to deliver the projects.
- If you have staff who are relocated on a frequent basis JCI helps them settle and make friends in a new area quickly resulting in them being more efficient.
And what’s more they get to have fun doing it!
Do you like what JCI is doing?
If so, you can become one of our corporate partners by sponsoring us – and boost your own profile. You can, for example, sponsor:
- your local chamber
- JCI UK
- one of our local or national flagship projects
- a mentorship programme
- a series of business classes
- the National Convention
- the Entrepreneurial Academy
- the annual dinner.
JCI is flexible. We always want our members and partners to get the most out of what we do. So we will work with you to make sure that you get a sponsorship package that suits your needs and wants.
An example of corporate membership
Say your company is interested in getting involved in the local community. At a networking event, you meet a JCI member and agree to come long to the next JCI business seminar. By the end of the year, you are the main sponsor for the annual dinner. And you can bring a table of 10 guests to the dinner. Two or more of your colleagues enjoy free JCI membership for one year. You then sponsor the local JCI chamber’s Gift of Christmas Charity project. This gets you good press in local media. It boosts your profile as a company that cares about the local community. You win new business as a result.
Here are some more benefits of sponsoring JCI:
- Your company get access to training and development opportunities with JCI
- Cost-effective training from international trainers and speakers
- Opportunities for you and your colleagues to take on leadership roles in JCI and prepare yourself for bigger tasks in your organisation.
- With members, alumni and senators
- The UK-wide organisation
- At all international events and conferences.
CSR – opportunities to get involved with community projects
- Opportunity to profile yourself and/or your company to a network of highly skilled and active young professionals, most of whom have decision-making powers within their own organisations.
- Opportunity to network with JCI’s other sponsors, partners and patrons.
- Visibility on our website, newsletter and in printed material.
The JCI corporate partnership fee ranges from £175 to £5,000 depending on the chamber and the package you want.