We are happy to give free access to Alchemy for Managers for charities because...
Well, we just want to.
Why? See the quote from Winston Churchill on the right.
We support a number of charities with free licenses for Alchemy or donations of time and expertise to assist their operations. See below for some of them.
Note: This is an offer from us to those small to medium charities who get their funding largely from donations by the general public. For other charities and not-for-profits, please feel free to talk to us. We could still offer Alchemy at very favourable rates.
‘We make a living from what we get; we make a life by what we give.’
How to get it
If you are interested, we would recommend that you first get a free trial so you can see if it would fit with your organisation.
Once you know that you want to continue using it, just contact us and we will set up access for your nominated users.
If you wish to roll Alchemy out to more than 100 users, please talk this through with us as we may need to make a nominal charge to cover our server costs.
You will get the most value from Alchemy if you first think about what you would want to achieve by using it.
Implement it as though you are paying for it, and then you will reap the rewards. If you just haphazardly introduce it because it is costing you nothing, then chances are you won't see the benefits that you could easily get with a little more planning.
We would be happy to discuss this with you and give you the project plans we use for implementing Alchemy in commercial organisations.
The Foundation provides a powerful personal development programme to offenders to reduce the levels of reoffending and other anti-social behaviour. The programme assists offenders to reintegrate into society and also provides support for their families.
The programme has attracted enthusiastic support from world renowned visionaries such as Dr Stephen R Covey and Dr Edward De Bono. As a result, both these gurus have licensed some of their most successful learning tools for use in The Chrysalis Programme.
Acorns supports more than 500 life-limited children and their families in the West Midlands and Gloucestershire. Most of their funding comes from public donations.
Having considered a number of systems, I believe that Alchemy will best meet the needs of our junior to middle manager. I am looking forward to introducing Alchemy to support our learning and development initiatives.
Karen Taylor (Head of Learning & Development)
The Leprosy Mission
The Leprosy Mission is an international Christian development mission working in around 30 countries. Their work covers medical treatment, education, detection, rehabilitation, advocacy and the reintegration of people into their communities.
Many thanks for extending TLMEW’s free access to Alchemy for another year, we all very much appreciate this. In 2009 TLMEW chose to give access to all staff (not just managers) as we wished to encourage continuous development both professionally and personally, as many of our staff undertake voluntary positions outside of work.
To support continuous professional development all staff are allotted two hours of working time per month for work related self study/e-learning. Alchemy has been the cornerstone of this self study time.
Although staff recognise that Alchemy is a management tool, they have found it easy to read, useful, thought provoking and generally good common sense stuff!!
Again many thanks for your support to The Leprosy Mission, England and Wales.
Arminda O’Reilly (Human Resources)
World Vision is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organisation dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice.
We’re delighted to have access to People Alchemy and I ran my first report yesterday on which areas WVUK managers had been visited so far – which proved very useful for stimulating conversation about wider management development priorities. We’re currently working on personal goals with managers for the next 12 months and I know from a number of comments that they appreciate having access to the Alchemy website as a helpful resource base.
Nick Wright (Leadership Development Specialist)
British Red Cross
The Red Cross is a volunteer-led humanitarian organisation that helps people in crisis, whoever and wherever they are.
I have had Alchemy installed on my machine now for a few weeks and have found it a useful source of information to not only answer enquiries from people but as a source of information for training courses.
Linda Walker (Learning and Development Manager)
Voice provides advocacy to children and young people looked after by the state, including those in children's homes, foster care, secure units and secure training centres, young offender institutions and unaccompanied asylum seeking children and young people.
Alchemy provides an accessible and quick to use resource for managers and organisational development personnel, helping ensure that our staff have the latest ideas and management techniques at their fingertips, literally!
Concetta Perôt (Learning & Development Manager)
The Orangutan Foundation
The Foundation actively conserves the orangutan and its habitat whilst supporting long-term research on the ecology of orangutans and other fauna and flora within their rainforest habitat.
The Worshipful Company of Management Consultants
The Company does a variety of charitable work including pro-bono mentoring and consulting into the charity sector. Alchemy is used by both mentors and clients.
Centrepoint not only provides a bed for young homeless people, but also support with their personal, social, learning and work needs and gives them somewhere safe that they can call home.