The Q5 Foundation allows us to extend our reach, contribution, and influence beyond our core consulting business, and offers our people the opportunity and support to help causes and charities close to their hearts and deliver meaningful impact to the communities around us.
One of our key foundation initiatives, established in 2020 is our Pop Up Consultancy service.
Alongside our pro bono consulting service, we have supported a number of charities over the years.
As of 2022, Q5’s official London charity partner is Talentino. Talentino offer career development and mentoring support for special educational needs and disabilities students (SEND). We are taking part in the Diverso Programme, supporting a local college in Westminster, offering work insights and placements for a group of students to help develop their early careers. The partnership allows Q5 to help support young people overcoming career challenges as well as providing the opportunity for Q5ers to develop their mentoring skills in working with young people with special needs. To learn more about Talentino and their organisation’s resources click here.
See the below video demonstrating the positive impact Talentino’s work has on young people with SEND. We are proud to be the first SME to collaborate on the DIVERSO programme and create change for young people. We have a real opportunity to make a difference and help young people with SEND overcome their career challenges.
Q5’s official Leeds charity partner is CATCH. CATCH is a community organisation, creating positive futures for children and young people. They partner with local councils, schools, and businesses to develop safe spaces, provide volunteering, and work experience opportunities and offer advice and support. To learn more about CATCH and their organisation’s resources click here.
See below video demonstrating the work CATCH do in supporting and creating opportunities for young people in Leeds to help them build skills and confidence to reach their full potential.
Mental health and wellbeing is an essential topic for Q5 globally and has become an important part of our culture and way of working. Q5ers in our New York office have collaborated with the National Alliance on Mental Illness of New York City (NAMI NYC) since 2019. The NYC team participated in expertly delivered mental health awareness training led by Matt Kudish, NAMI NYC’s Executive Director. We also provided pro bono consulting support and helped revise their three-year strategic plan and including a drafted implementation plan.
NAMI NYC serves the New York Metropolitan area and offers support, programmes and services to family, friends and caregivers dealing with mental health issues. All programs and services, including classes, support groups, public education events, their hotline, and learning programs are available free of charge to anyone who needs them. They also offer consulting services and training to organizations looking to improve how their leaders and colleagues address mental well-being in the workplace.
As of 2021, Q5 and AIME have entered into a 3-year strategic partnership to support AIME’s transition to a decentralized organisational model. Q5’s relationship with AIME was founded through Pop-Up Consulting, where the Australian team enjoyed collaborating and facilitating their leadership team. As an in-house strategy team, Q5 coaches the AIME team to review progress against the strategic plan as they continue to carry out their mission at a greater and more global scale.
The Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience (AIME) Program provides an innovative mentoring program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to support them through high school and into university. AIME’s mission started with a focus ending indigenous educational inequality in Australia. It has now expanded to ‘Unlocking the imagination of the human race to forge unlikely connections that lead to a different set of outcomes, a different world, a fairer world.
If you would like to hear more about our Foundation and the work we do, please get in touch.