After school clubs usually run from 3.45 or 4pm for one hour.
This means if you work full-time you will need to ask your employer if they are happy for you to leave work early on the day of your Design Club.
Explain to them that Design Club is a social enterprise (Community Interest Company Limited by Guarantee) and not for profit. See our company listing.
Here are four good reasons why your employer may want to support Design Club:
1. Corporate social responsibility (CSR): Many large companies have some kind of CSR programme or remit. Volunteering can help fulfil corporate objectives to 'give something back' or invest a percentage of profits into the local community. Quite a few companies now encourage employees to put a small proportion of their work hours towards CSR. Some will have volunteering hours to allocate and may actively be looking for a good cause to support.
2. Continued professional development (CPD): running a Design Club improves an employee's understanding of design thinking and helps to hone other skills such as leadership, public speaking, collaboration, coaching and mentoring others.