Building Brighter Futures Together

By partnering with Big Brothers Big Sisters, some of Australia's most reputable brands are starting something BIG for their business, and helping to unlock the potential in Australia's most vulnerable young people. 

Unlocking individual potential

Big Brothers Big Sisters is a highly trusted, international, iconic brand, and the biggest and longest-serving mentoring organisation in Australia. Through our proven ability to collaborate with some of the biggest brands in the country, Big Brothers Big Sisters has established a proven track record of exceeding targets.

Being a Big Brothers Big Sisters partner is more than your logo on our website. Just like Big Brothers Big Sisters' mentoring programs, our corporate partnerships are built on long-term, personalised relationships that cater to the strengths and challenges faced by each partner. Through getting to know your organisation, Big Brothers Big Sisters provides long-term, large-scale benefits to both your brand and your organisation.

By partnering with Big Brothers Big Sisters, your brand will enjoy:

  • Being associated with the Big Brothers Big Sisters brand- giving your brand increased credibility, and resulting in great positive PR and marketing coverage.
  • Being a leader in social responsibility, which positions your business at the forefront of sustainable best practice.
  • Better employee engagement, through opportunities to volunteer and fundraise for Big Brothers Big Sisters. Your team will love the opportunity to build camaraderie, develop relationships outside of a work environment, and celebrate the spirit of giving.
  • Better community engagement, and the opportunity to extend your brand's reach into grassroots community projects.

Find out more about how we've helped Australia's most recognisable partners reach their potential. To find out how a partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters can start something for your brand, contact Amanda Smith, General Manager (Business Development)  at amanda.smith@bbbsau.org, or phone 0437 466 279.

 

 

Our Partners

Big Brothers Big Sisters is currently seeking organisations that are willing to commit at the highest level to helping young people realise their potential.

Transforming Partners:

The Walt Disney Company
Without the support of the Walt Disney Company, thousands of young people around Australia would not have had access to a mentor. Through providing the technology that powers Big Brothers Big Sisters' online mentoring platform OurSpace, The Walt Disney Company is a long-standing partner of Big Brothers Big Sisters, and has helped improve access to mentoring for young people who otherwise might not have access to a mentor.

In addition to OurSpace, the Walt Disney Company has supported Big Brothers Big Sisters with skilled volunteers and expertise, internal fundraising, and external fundraising, and pro-bono support.

International Partners:

Nerium International’s partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters has had a life-long impact on thousands of young people in the United States and Canada. Since 2012, more than 3,500 deserving kids have benefited from the love and guidance of a caring, adult mentor as a result of Nerium’s commitment and support. With the launch for Nerium in Australia in October 2016, Nerium’s goal is to match the support here in Australia to enable a positive impact on deserving Aussie children.

Building Partners:

 Mazda Foundation

Mazda Foundation
Through the provision of a grant from the Mazda Foundation, Big Brothers Big Sisters has been able to restructure its operations to incorporate the new 'mentoring hub' model. This has ensured that Big Brothers Big Sisters has remained responsive to the needs of the community, being able to allocate resources to the areas they are needed most. At the same time, the Mentoring Hub model allows Mentoring Coordinators to better work together and support each other, whilst at the same time being able to tailor the program to the needs of the local area.

Uplifting Partners:

Elanor Investors Group
As a Big Brothers Big Sisters event partner, Elanor Investors Group is responsible for us expanding our successful in-school mentoring program BIG Futures to five schools in South West Sydney. Thanks to their generous contributions of sponsorship of the Big Breakfast has become a must attend event on the Melbourne calendar and will be expanded to Sydney in 2017.

 

PPB Advisory
PPB Advisory are a leading professional advisory firm. Through the financial support of PPB Advisory, Big Brothers Big Sisters has been able to invest in programs in Brisbane, regional Victoria and regional New South Wales, making possible over eighty matches in the last financial year. As well as their financial support, PPB Advisory has provided support in-kind through skilled volunteering and research projects, use of resources and office space, fundraising including participation in the Million Dollar Challenge, and representation on the Big Brothers Big Sisters board. Over the next three years, PPB Advisory will continue to help Big Brothers Big Sisters expand into other areas of Australia, bringing us closer to our goal of helping children across Australia reach their potential.


Grant Thornton
Grant Thornton is one of the world's leading organisations of independent assurance, tax and advisory firms. Grant Thornton have assisted Big Brothers Big Sisters financially, and provided support to our e-mentoring program to provide access to mentoring in regional and rural areas. Thanks to their in-kind support of Big Brothers Big Sisters, programs have been made possible to better connect with young people and mentors who have since left the Big Brothers Big Sisters program.

NAB
NAB personal banking financial solutions include internet banking, accounts, insurance, credit cards, home loans and personal loans. In addition to providing financial assistance as a sponsor and in the form of a Community Grant, NAB have become involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters through providing skilled volunteers to assist with the running of Big Brothers Big Sisters programs. NAB is also a Big Brothers Big Sisters Workplace Giving partner.

Start Something Partners:

Bank of Melbourne
Through the generous awarding of a Bank of Melbourne Neighbourhood Fund grant, Big Brothers Big Sisters have been able to expand Community Based mentoring in the Victorian regional hub of Ballarat. In an area where youth unemployment is particularly high, especially amongst young males, Bank of Melbourne has enabled Big Brothers Big Sisters to recruit more male mentors to provide support and guidance for young people in Ballarat.
Commbank
Through the support of a Community Grant, Commonwealth Bank has made possible the training and support of additional mentors for the Melbourne mentoring hub. Through this Community Grant, Big Brothers Big Sisters was able to provide six additional young people with a mentor to provide support and guidance.

Pro-Bono Support:

Act3
Act3 provides in-kind support through their strategic planning and thought leadership services and guide the Board through its annual planning process.

DDB Melbourne
DDB Melbourne provides in-kind brand and marketing strategic services and supported Big Brothers Big Sisters in the development of our brand in Australia through the facilitation of the Brand Conviction® planning.

Konica Minolta
Konica Minolta provide in-kind support through print and copy services, and production of Big Brothers Big Sisters print advertising.

Capture Point Media
Capture Point Media provide media production services, and production of images for the Big Brothers Big Sisters website, marketing and promotional material. They also provide coverage for Big Brothers Big Sisters events including the Big Breakfast.

Clayton Utz
Clayton Utz supports Big Brothers Big Sisters through the provision of pro-bono legal support and advice.

Herbert Smith Freehills
Herbert Smith Freehills supports the work of Big Brothers Big Sisters with in-kind legal support and advice.

Network Ten- Ten Gives

Network Ten- Ten Gives
Network Ten, operating through the Ten Gives program, has assisted Big Brothers Big Sisters by providing financial and internal fundraising support, as well as unskilled volunteers for events such as the Big Brothers Big Sisters Big Breakfast. Ten Gives has been an active supporter of Big Brothers Big Sisters' own fundraising through recruiting volunteers and participants, and providing promotional support for Run Melbourne and City2Surf.

Ticketmaster®
Ticketmaster have provided support through handling ticketing services for Big Brothers Big Sisters events, including the Big Brothers Big Sisters Big Breakfast, and the Big Brothers Big Sisters Big Ball.

Capegemini

2017 BIG Breakfast Event Partners:

Financial partners:

Wheelton Philanthropy
Wheelton Philanthropy was the major event sponsor of the 2016 BIG Breakfast in Melbourne and Paul Wheelton is a valued member of the Victorian Start100 Donor circle.

Pro Bono Partners:

Prize Partners:

         - The Walt Disney Company, (Australia Pty, Ltd)
         - Harley Davidson Motor Company
         - Nerium International, Australia
         - TicketMaster®

Workplace Giving Partners:

Workplace giving is one of the simplest and most effective ways of supporting Big Brothers Big Sisters. Through our partnership with workplace giving platform Good2Give, our partners' employees can make regular contributions to the charity of their choice out of their pre-tax salary or wages. By partnering with Big Brothers Big Sisters as a Workplace Giving partner, your employees can enjoy the team spirit of collective giving, whilst also enjoying the most cost-effective way of supporting Big Brothers Big Sisters.

To learn more about Big Brothers Big Sisters' workplace giving program or to become a workplace giving partner, click here.

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