What is ROBIN?
ROBIN (Responsible Oxfordshire Business Involvement Network) is a network of like-minded businesses that was set up in 2009 to support charities and community groups across Oxfordshire. The network is growing strongly, and there are many impressive success stories that demonstrate how powerful collaborations and valuable links have developed between businesses and local charities.
What does ROBIN do?
Members collaborate and provide support by sharing skills and resources creatively for the benefit of the people of Oxfordshire. These can be one-off opportunities, but so often lead to the development of closer relationships and further new opportunities and associations.
How does ROBIN work?
Members meet each other and Associate Members from charities, community groups and public sector bodies at events scheduled throughout the year to catch up on what’s going on and to make new connections. Requests for support and offers of help are publicised at these events, throughout the network and via a dedicated group on LinkedIn. The requests and offers are then matched, introductions are made and collaborations take place to satisfy the requirements. We are continuing to develop and strengthen our channels of communication via Linkedin, this website as well as links on and associated sites. We are also maximising exposure and accessibility via social media and networking, email and newsletters. Networking events and workshops are planned to develop relationships and share skills, resources and ideas.