The Mkimu Business Club is an exciting initiative that encourages and empowers companies and businesses of all sizes and stages to contribute to the #MakeSportFairer mission through Harper Performance CIC, a certified non-profit social enterprise. The club provides a simple, flexible and scaleable model to integrate your CSR responsibilities into the DNA of your organisation, especially startups.
At Harper Performance CIC we believe that all companies have the capacity and desire to contribute to a better world, and our business club is here to help map out a membership plan that aligns with your values. Your brand really can be a driver of our fast-growing movement to tackle inequality, position itself front and centre as we transform sport and help write the stories that will inspire generations the world over.
"We cannot seek achievement for ourselves and forget about progress and prosperity for our community... Our ambitions must be broad enough to include the aspirations and needs of others, for their sakes and for our own."
The Mkimu Business Club is not about one-size-fits-all benefits for its members - we want our members to genuinely benefit from being associated with our movement to tackle inequality in sport. As a small, but well-respected third sector organisation, we retain the agility, independence and personal touch to develop bespoke benefits that put your brand and your company's story at the heart of what we do.
Utilising our in-house team and partners in media and video production, we work with our business club members to generate professionally-produced and genuinely unique video content showcasing your company and the real impact it is having in our mission (incl. footage from our projects in the developing world) that can truly capture the imagination of your consumers.
Your membership of the Mkimu Business Club is supported by a plethora of on- and off-line benefits, including:
The Mkimu Business Club is a community of like-minded leaders that can help build your network. > Position your company and brand as an influencer in the movement to make sport fairer. > Connect with other Mkimu Business Club members and gain extra visibility and perks at our events. > Leverage our platform and movement to talk about your company's story and values. > Be seen as a leader and pioneer in your industry.
The Mkimu Business Club can boost your bottom line.
> 87% of consumers* believe company's should place equal weight on business and social causes. > 76% of HP CIC followers** support buying products that have a knock-on social impact where possible. > Over 90% of HP CIC followers** would choose to buy products or services from companies supporting social impact.
The Mkimu Business Club can help you hire and retain top talent.
> Over 60% of millennials* state that a "sense of purpose" is a key reason why they work for their current employers. > Companies with contribution programmes have 2.3 times the employee retention rate*.
The Mkimu Business Club is easy to implement.
> We provide turn-key solutions to embed your CSR responsibilities into your organisation without the heavy-lifting. > Our team and media partners are on-hand to assist you at all times.
HOW IT WORKS
One of the best parts of the Mkimu Business Club is the ease of signing up and leveraging the value of membership without it becoming a drain on your staff. Rather than setting an arbitrary fee for membership to our business club, that often cuts out SME's and start ups, we prefer to utilise a pledge based membership - based on the idea that your business contributes a percentage or fixed sum for sales of a particular product or membership. For example; a gym could contribute £1 each month for every membership (or particular membership package) to their facility, a sports camp could contribute 1% of sign up fees per camp to our mission or a shop or online store could contribute 1% from the sale of a particular product or range of products.
Membership pledge options include (but are not limited to):
"Creating a strong business and building a better world are not conflicting goals – they are both essential ingredients for long-term success."
WILLIAM CLAY FORD JR. - FORD MOTOR COMPANY.
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One of the best parts of the Mkimu Business Club is that after a simple signing up process, our team and media partners do all the heavy lifting to ensure that you and your company can maximise the benefits of membership without distracting you from doing what you do best - running your company!
Step 2 We'll send you a quick survey (or we can arrange a call) to learn more about your company and how best to activate your membership benefits and will provide you with a detailed proposal and timeline of how you can benefit.
Step 3 We'll start generating content and working with you or another representative of your company to maximise the exposure you and your company can leverage as an influential and powerful driver of social change within sport.
Ready to sign up? Click HERE. Got a question or query? Click HERE or check out our FAQ section HERE.
* according to Pledge 1% survey conducted by Pledge 1%, S.Francisco ** according to Harper Performance CIC Supporter Survey 2019