Fourth Protiviti Day of Service donates 2,200 hours to community work

31 July 2017

More than 850 people, interns, staff and clients, have helped local non-profit organisations by participating in Protiviti’s US Intern Day of Service. The event which took place across 25 US cities saw the firm's i hunger project serve more than 200,000 meals to those in need. In total around 2,200 hours were donated.

The advisory industry has the capacity and knowledge base to be able to serve a wide range of industries. In most instances, firms charge hefty fees for their services, which, in some instances, would blow the budget of smaller organisations.

While SMEs, as a result, are dependent on smaller consulting firms, larger firms are increasingly offering their expertise to charity organisations pro bono, as a form of corporate social responsibility. The net effect tends to be positive for both parties, the charity is provided with expertise, the consultant broadens their experience, while the consultancy gains various positive corporate responsibility outcomes.

Protiviti hosts US Intern Day of Service

To support charities across 25 US cities, Protiviti has continued to offer free labour to good causes, as the professional services group. Protiviti’s fourth annual US Intern Day of Service saw summer interns join more than 600 regular staff and clients, so that a total of 850 participants could serve charities up and down the country.

Through the event, around 2,200 hours were provided to a wide range of charities, while around 15 of the firm’s offices took part in its ‘i hunger’ programme. The project has now delivered more than 4.5 million meals in total, 200,000 of which were served on the 2017 Day of Service. Food was catered across the country to those in need, in the initiative which targets ending world hunger. 

Meanwhile, the firm’s Boston arm served various charity organisations directly; its Los Angles office supported the clean up of Venice Beach; while its office in St. Louis joined various groups, such as Build a Bear. Thanks to the continued success of the Intern Day of Service, the event has remained a key component of Protiviti's summer internship programme.


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Travel firm hosts consultancy marathon to raise money for charity

19 March 2019

A communications consultancy has announced it will perform a ‘consulting marathon’ to raise money for a charity based in Africa. SEO Travel will offer a 12-hour consulting surgery to as many small travel businesses as possible, while raising money for the cause.

SEO Travel has been helping travel companies improve their online presence since 2011. The firm works with a wide range of global travel brands who it helps develop brand visibility online through SEO, social media, PR and other techniques. Based in Ilkley, West Yorkshire, the firm works to create engaging campaigns that increase brand awareness and drive more business and sales in a sustainable way.

The professional services firm has announced that as of the 21st of March, it will be offering these services to small travel businesses as part of a charity fundraising drive. The session will last 12 hours straight, and offers the chance for a 30-minute session, which travel companies can sign up for at the SEO Travel website. The marathon session will help small travel businesses which wouldn’t usually be able to afford a respectable and trustworthy agency’s advice.

Travel firm hosts consultancy marathon to raise money for charity

As well as helping small businesses, the event is also being used as an opportunity to raise money for charity, with SEO Travel donating to Tanzanian safari charity ‘Care with a View’ for each person that signs up, as well as asking businesses taking part to make a small donation of £10 themselves. The event will run from 8am to 8pm UK and is open to anyone around the world.

It will run by SEO Travel founder Tom McLoughlin, bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. He explained, “I’ve got the team here on standby to order pizzas and bring me Tangfastics on demand throughout the day!”

According to Mcloughlin, while there is a lot of marketing advice on the internet, the volume of information is so high that it's impossible for small firms to tell what will help and what will hurt their company. He concluded, “With the ‘Charity Travel Marketingathon Bonanza’ we want to take away the part of not knowing so these businesses can go away with clear, actionable tactics that will help grow their business.”

Related: Charity football cup sees Hays consultants raise £3,000 for Action for Children.