As a pioneering participant in the inaugural GivX Awards in 2017, we are delighted to have been recognised again in 2018. We achieved third place in the GivX Top 25 Award with a GivX score of 7,242 per employee and a grand total of over 30 million GivX points. This was in recognition of the the £31 million we contributed through cash, in-kind support and public donations in 2017. We’re also proud of the fact that we were the biggest contributor of in-kind giving, having donated over £29 million in in-kind donations in 2017. We were also the top scorer in the Media and Communications sector.
The GivX framework is a simple, standardised way for companies to place a value on their giving and compare their performance with other organisations. A GivX point is equivalent to £1 and valued in-line with the ‘Community Value’ approach that focuses on the replacement cost of gifts and support for charities.
Other companies featured in the 2018 Top 25 GivX Award report included National Grid, Kellogg’s, Deutsche Bank and Linklaters.
We are delighted with the huge increase in participation in GivX this year. More than three times as many companies have taken part and this allows us to provide them with an unprecedented level of insight into what good community investment practice looks like. It’s also meant that competition has really stiffened, so a huge congratulations to all our award winners
Ben Darlington, Director & Head of Membership Services at benefacto.