Speedmatching

Next events:

16 June in London - as part of Small Charity Week with the FSI (fully booked for charities)

As part of our Media Matching service, Speedmatching provides a fun way for charities, voluntary organisations and volunteers to find their 'perfect match'.

What is Speedmatching?

Speedmatching events are free networking opportunities where representatives from not-for-profit organisations get to meet face-to-face with media professionals looking to volunteer their time. It works in a similar way to speed dating. Ten voluntary organisations each get five minute slots to talk with ten different media volunteers.

Organisations discuss what kind of support they're looking for, while volunteers try to give on the spot help and advice, as well as looking for longer term volunteering opportunities. If a volunteer and voluntary organisation would like to go on to work together, they indicate their interest on a match card and the Media Matching team put them in touch after the event.

To make the evening more relaxed and enjoyable, we provide wine, nibbles and a friendly environment. Events are generally held in the evenings at a range of exciting venues such as the BBC, MTV and the Guardian.

How to sign up:

Charities

If you would like to attend one of our upcoming speedmatching events simply email mediamatching@mediatrust.org with the date you would like to attend. Make sure you have registered you charities details with us first. You can do this here.

Media Professionals

The UK’s creative industries have so much to offer charities and we’re looking for more volunteers with creative and media skills to help charities across the country amplify their voice, raise crucial funds and awareness. If you would like to attend one of our Speedmatching events as a volunteer or have any questions, please email mediamatching@mediatrust.org or call us on 020 7871 5658.