On December 19th, an exceptional morning dedicated to the ecosystem of Associations and Foundations took place, orchestrated by Cedrus & Partners in collaboration with IDAF. This meeting was a key event, bringing together more than 45 financial managers and leaders of non-profit organizations.
The event focused on two practical workshops centered on skills-based sponsorship and volunteerism. These increasingly common mechanisms offer numerous advantages to associations and foundations. They represent win-win solutions, benefiting organizations, employees, and companies alike.
Participants had the opportunity to explore the various forms of sponsorship and volunteering, including legal and tax aspects, eligibility conditions, and the benefits they can bring. A significant emphasis was also placed on the importance of a well-established agreement to frame these collaborations.
A sharing session, enlivened with the feedback from BNP, enriched the meeting. This exchange of expertise allowed for the exploration of concrete success stories, offering valuable insights to maximize the impact of collaborations between associations, foundations, and the private sector.
These sessions are designed under the label of the Finance and Public Interest Circle (CFIG) and represent a series of exclusive meetings for committed players in the associative and foundation world. They are specifically developed to encourage the creation of strong links between participants, thus offering a unique platform for sharing expertise and best practices.
This meeting not only deepened the understanding of sponsorship and volunteering mechanisms but also strengthened the network among key players in the sector. It is in this spirit of collaboration and sharing that Cedrus & Partners is committed to continuing to support and enhance the important work of associations and foundations.