What is Link UP Flash Consulting?

Flash Consulting is a fun and efficient way to bring about change.

Our Flash Consulting match Skilled Volunteers to Social Good Organisations in a one-off consultancy session.

Each Flash Consulting event hosts multiple 1:1 matches of Skilled Volunteers and Social Good Organisations (SGO).

Each event focuses on one skill area that we know charities need to grow. To date we have run events on Digital Marketing / Social Media, Organisational Development, Communications and Strategy.

In 2021 we held 5 different Flash Consulting sessions with 47 Social Good Organisations and 68 Skilled Volunteer participants, who brought with them 490 years of professional experience!

Who takes part?

  • London-based micro, small and medium sized Social Good Organisations (community groups, registered charities, social enterprises) in need of specific organisational support.
  • Volunteers with specific professional experience and expertise in the area of focus for that event. To date, our volunteers were of senior to mid-level calibre, and brought a wealth of professional experience to their 1:1 sessions.

How does it work?

  • Volunteers and SGOs sign up within a defined timeframe.
  • Prior to the event, we work behind the scenes to make perfect match.
  • Volunteers are then informed of their match in advance.
  • At the event, SGO and Volunteer matches meet and start their 1:1 consulting session.

What do participants say?

I had such a great session with Grazia and Chris. Frankly, I didn't want us to leave, they both brought wisdom, clarity and direction to the universe of tasks I had on my mind.

Really helpful session - got a lot of good tips and advice. Has helped me look at different ways to tackle issues.

Loved it. Have a very clear plan of action now and some new things to get to grips with.

It always helps to talk things through; it sparks creativity and energy.

Well run and duration is good for time I have available.

Great, simple, easy way to support doing good in the world.

Good to think of best practice for my own business and then to put this in action for the local community.

Straightforward set up, love the format of having one hour, it flew by really quickly!

I really enjoyed the event - I've found volunteering with Link Up London to be great so far, rewarding and interesting and it's definitely something I want to do more of.