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National firm partners with charity platform

National firm partners with charity platform

Insurance firm Gilchrist Connell has partnered with a program that supports over 1,500 charities.

Gilchrist Connell announced recently that it has partnered with Goodcompany, an Australian-based online platform that connects charities with volunteers.

Goodcompany’s website says the platform empowers companies to donate their time (general volunteering), talent (skilled volunteering) and treasure (donating and fundraising via payroll) to assist the more than 1,500 charities it works with.

Gilchrist Connell is the first law firm to partner with the platform, according to a statement from the firm, joining major companies such as Optus, ANZ and AGL.

“This is a very positive partnership as it offers the opportunity for every one of our 100-plus staff at Gilchrist Connell to be part of a fantastic giving program,” said Gilchrist Connell managing principal Richard Wood.

“Social awareness is an important part of our culture, and it was our staff who initiated this relationship, a progressive and practical way for us to offer time and skills where it’s needed and wouldn’t otherwise be available.”

The partnership was launched early this year, along with Gilchrist Connell’s new volunteering policy, and will enable staff to choose to support charities they are passionate about, the firm said.

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