As well as financial donations or support for research projects, there are a number of other ways people could support the charitable work of the IPA in promoting employee voice and engagement with their time, networks or expertise. 

Pro bono work

The IPA accepts offers of pro bono work from people with a wide range of different skillsets. This could involve conducting some research work for an IPA research paper, delivering some of our training programmes, helping with our social media, sales or marketing development, or any other valuable skills you have to offer. Anyone interested should contact Business Development Manager Sarah Dawson at [email protected] 

Venues for events

The IPA put on a variety of events each year, from our Hub for Employee Representatives, to launches for our research reports, policy conferences or our annual general meeting and company away day. We are regularly seeking venues for these events, usually in central London, and often rely on the generosity of organisations with venues they are willing to offer for free or at discounted prices. Any offers of free venue space should be directed to Officer Manager Lorraine Modeste [email protected] 

Writing articles for the IPA Newsletter

The IPA produces a monthly newsletter in which we collect articles on a range of issues related to employment and the labour market. If you have an idea for an article you think you would like to contribute, you can get in touch with Head of Policy & Research Patrick Brione [email protected] 

Become an Ambassador for the IPA

The IPA relies heavily on word of mouth and personal contacts to spread awareness of our work and to secure interest in our research projects and our training and consultancy services. If you have experience in a particular industry and a range of professional contacts, you could volunteer a very small portion of your time to helping put the IPA in touch with potential research partners and training / consultancy clients in your field and spreading the good word about the work that we do. Those who are particularly active in advocating on behalf of the IPA may be invited to join the IPA's Advisory Council. To find out more about what you could do as an Ambassador for the IPA in your sector, get in touch with Training & Development Director Derek Luckhurst [email protected]