Become a Corporate Partner | Orbis
The Flying Eye Hospital and the Flying Eye Hospital on a goodwill tour in 2017

Become a Corporate Partner

Are you looking to support a charity that’s large enough to create meaningful change, but small enough that you feel your contribution makes a difference? Do you have a strategic interest in vision or aviation, or are you looking for a cause that will have a broad appeal to your employees, clients and stakeholders?

Here at Orbis we partner with large and small organisations as we strive to meet our vision of a world where no-one is needlessly blind. By partnering with Orbis to deliver part of your corporate responsibility programme, your company can make a huge contribution to building the capacity of local communities in the fight against avoidable blindness.

We manage each partnership individually, ensuring that we:

  • Understand your interest in our work
  • Develop a partnership that is truly bespoke and beneficial to all parties
  • Recognise your support in the ways that will make a positive impact on your company.

For us, the key to a successful partnership is a shared vision and approach, and we enjoy working collaboratively with our partners from the outset to achieve this.

Your support of Orbis could range from a general donation, allowing us to fight blindness wherever the need is greatest, to opportunities to fund a specific eye care project in one of the many regions we work, or donating your organisation’s services, products or employee volunteering hours. You could also raise vital funds through employee fundraising and team-building events, create a cause related marketing campaign, support Orbis to reach new audiences through your communications channels, or something else entirely! We’re always open to new ideas and suggestions for partnership initiatives.

Interested in a partnership? Contact

Matt Coleman, Corporate Partnerships Manager, to set up a meeting.

Why Support Orbis

Shockingly, there are over 30 million people who are blind, and 90% of these people live in developing countries where quality eye care isn’t easily accessible. A staggering 80% of this blindness can be prevented and that’s why we need your support. Together, we can win the fight against avoidable blindness and save the sight of millions of people in developing communities worldwide. Your company can be part of the solution by joining us today!

You’ll receive full support from a dedicated partnership manager to ensure your objectives are met and you’re having the greatest impact possible on the lives of people we’re supporting.

How Your Company Can Support Orbis

Make a donation:

You can support us today by making a one-off or monthly donation. Please visit here to make a gift. Alternatively please contact Kathryn on the details below if you’d like to talk to us before making a donation.

Donations of £1,000 or more are recognised on our website and in our annual report. You'll also receive a quarterly newsletter and a certificate of recognition.

Donations of £5,000 or more are recognised as above with companies also receiving a quarterly project update, invitations to supporter events, a presentation at your workplace and the opportunity of a self-funded visit to an Orbis programme.

Charity of the year

Choose Orbis as your company’s charity of the year and your employees can get involved in a range of initiatives to support our sight-saving work worldwide, while learning more about the global challenge of avoidable blindness.

Employee fundraising & volunteering

Engaging your employees is key to a successful and long lasting partnership. Employee fundraising opportunities help maintain that engagement and motivate your staff to support Orbis’ work in a more creative way! Here are some Orbis events you and your colleagues can get involved in, but we always welcome your own ideas:

Staff can also make a difference by donating their time, whether that’s to support an Orbis event or use their skills to deliver a project at our head office.

Cause-related marketing

Cause-related marketing is a great way to reach your target audience and improve brand perception and loyalty. It can be as simple as including a donation to Orbis when an existing product is sold or creating a new and bespoke product. This approach has been successful for two of our partners – OMEGA and L’OCCITANE – who have worked with Orbis to boost sales of their products and raise donations for our sight saving work. Get in touch to find out more.

Gift in kind donations

Orbis also welcomes donations of services your company may specialise in such as equipment, design, legal advice, printing and production where they align with our existing programme plans. If you’d like to support our work by donating in this way, please contact us today.

If you wish to discuss the suggestions above in more detail and/or any ideas you may have, please do not hesitate to contact our Corporate Partnerships team.

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