Frequently Asked Questions

Who are Do Good Networking?

Do Good Networking, based in Ipswich, Suffolk are a business networking event with a difference. We build lasting business relationships whilst supporting local charities and worthy causes ‘hands on’. What’s more, we have a lot of fun and it’ll make you feel great. That’s a promise!

Who are SimpleClick and why do they support you?

SimpleClick are an Ipswich-based technical agency, who believe in the concept of Do Good Networking and the benefits it could bring to businesses and charities alike.

They believe that Corporate Social Responsiblity (CSR) should be a part of any successful business, giving back to our community and helping those who need extra support.

SimpleClick work hard and, having already worked on lots of volunteering projects as a team, know how good you feel after giving up a few hours of your time to help others. 

How can I get involved?

We have a whole year of events planned that we'd love you to be a part of! Take a look at our upcoming events. There's no membership or long term commitment, just book on to our events when you can.

Why do I have to pay VAT on my donation?

Do Good itself is not a charity and we have to pay VAT on anything we buy from suppliers, so we are VAT registered in order to be able to claim this back.

When we take your donations, we therefore have to add VAT on top, which is why a £10 donation actually costs £12. If you're a VAT registered company then you should be able to claim this back.

What does the charity get in turn for me attending a Do Good Networking event?

As well as a morning of your hard work, we have chosen to donate the money from your booking to the charity we're supporting (minus VAT and a small fee which Stripe take for processing your payment).

Do Good Networking do not make any money from our events.

What is the structure of the events?

Our events are always on a Thursday morning. They always start at 09:30 and finish at 12:30.

Our events are all relaxed and informal. We always start with a cuppa and a chat, while we introduce Do Good Networking and all the attendees. The charity that we're supporting then gets an opportunity to tell us about the fantastic work they do and what we'll be helping with on the day.

Then... we get busy! We work together on whatever activity we're there to do - there's always a lot of chat and a lot of laughter! It's a great way to get to know each other.

Once we've completed what we started, it's time for one final drink and a cake (well, we have worked hard!). We pass around a set of questions which get everyone talking and sharing ideas about their businesses.

Everyone always leaves our events with a smile on their face and lots of new connections!

What sorts of things will I be doing at the events?

The activities that we'll be doing at our events range from sending thank you mailshots to painting sheds! We've tried to create a variety of events, not only so we can support lots of different charities, but also so each event is a little different from another.

You can find details of our events in advance on our events page, but we always get in touch the day before the event to confirm what we'll be doing.

What do I need to bring?

Just yourself, and your business cards!

If we'll be doing something messy at our events then we'll let you know so you can plan what to wear. We always get in touch the day before to let you know exactly what we'll be doing - and to prepare for the great British weather!

Can I donate directly to the charity you're supporting?

You're welcome to donate to the charity directly, but you'll still need to book on to our events so that we're expecting you.

We'll ask the charity how much you've donated so that we can keep track of how much support we're able to offer by running our events.

If you don't want to book and donate online, please still let us know you're coming by emailing us.

Can I donate on the day?

You're welcome to donate on the day. We just ask that you let us know that you're coming to our event in advance. You can send us an email with your details so we can get you booked on, without having to donate in advance.

How do you select the charities that you work with?

We've tried to arrange a variety of different charities so we can support as many different groups as possible.

There's no selection criteria - we just want to support charities who are making a valuable difference to our community, whoever that may include!

We're a charity, how can we speak with you about supporting us?

We love to hear about exciting new projects we can get involved with!

If you're a charity based locally to Ipswich and think Do Good could help, get in touch. Pop an email to hello@do-good.co.uk.

What is Corporate Social Responsibility?

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) aims to ensure that companies conduct their business in a way that is ethical. This means taking account of their social, economic and environmental impact, and consideration of human rights.

To find out more abut how Doing Good with us can help your CSR, click here.

Do you have public liability insurance?

Do Good Networking has all the relevant insurance and health and safety regulations in place to make sure all of our events are covered and keep our Do Gooders safe.

We share these at every event but if you'd like to see them beforehand, just get in touch!