Queensland Community Foundation Project Completed

We are pleased to announce the major project funded by the QCF Foundation has been successfully completed with the Foundation planning a site visit in late November to view the outcomes.

The Foundation sponsored a major infrastructure project “Meeting Future Needs” which enabled Suited to Success to build a customer relationship management system.

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After much hard work we’ve been operating the system since the beginning of the year with the build taking place over several months and implementation over 9 months. Thankyou to Beyond CRM for building and assisting us in the design and implementation and review phases.

This system has greatly impacted our ability to track and maintain client data which assists not only our volunteers and staff but also allows us to work more efficiently, leaving more time to spend assisting unemployed clients.

If you would like to sponsor a major project to assist our work in the community like the QCF Foundation please contact us.

BWC grant well suited to Brisbane charity

BWC grant well suited to Brisbane charity

 

Brisbane charity Suited to Success which helps people one outfit at a time to overcome barriers to employment has received a grant for $10,000 from the Brisbane Women’s Club (BWC) charitable Grants Program.

The not for profit community organisation started as a group of fashion-conscious ladies getting together to provide clothing to women needing smart outfits for job interviews has become a successful social enterprise assisting more than 7000 people.

The $10,000 grant from BWC means Suited to Success can assist even more women in getting job ready and will contribute to the charity’s association with the Australian Catholic University (ACU) to extend, review and further develop a youth program to specifically identify and address women’s issues related to employment.

“We saw the incredible work Suited to Success were doing for women and just knew we had to support this program, which aligns perfectly with what BWC represents,” BWC President Robin Francis said

“What we particularly liked about Suited to Success was we could see real potential to make a tangible difference to employment outcomes for disadvantaged women.”

The grant will help 10 clients on their journey to employment

Suited to Success General Manager, Nicole Hard said the grant will allow them to select 10 clients facing barriers to employment and work with them to provide a styling session, assistance with their resume and interview skills,  and most importantly help develop a personal and professional plan which will support them on their often difficult journey to gaining employment.

“We will be supporting our clients on their journey over a three to six month period and are excited to see the results” Ms Hard said. “It’s all about identifying the barriers and developing a program that can really make a difference. Programs like the Brisbane Women’s Club Grants are vital to continue to operative.”

In 2017 two Grants Program recipients were awarded $5,000 – Queensland’s oldest charity, Lady Musgrave Trust, and Logan Women’s Health & Wellbeing Centre.

For more information about BWC, Suited to Success or the annual Grants Program, visit bwcorg.au or suitedtosuccess.org

Watch out for updates on the journey of these lucky clients who will participate in this program.

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