October 14, 2014 – The first NCA business event took place on October 7th. It was an intimate and inspiring event and wonderful opportunity to introduce the NCA to the international business community. Even though it was a small gathering, valuable contacts got established, while everyone enjoyed the hospitality and typical Dutch food like ‘wortelstampot’ and herring.
We are always looking for new ways to generate funds and increase our support. Not only by getting new members, but also by collaborating with new partners. That is why we were very happy when the Dutch Ambassador and Mrs Werner offered to host a corporate event at their residence.
Some companies have been around for many years and are partly aware of what NCA does. This night was not only about our work, but about teamwork. The NCA lends her experience and expertise to bridge the gap between those who need help and the international business community.
After a short presentation by Vice-President Jolijn Heijne, the representatives of the NCA got up-close and personal, talking about the ways in which companies can help to maintain the ongoing support to our charities. Many interesting ideas got shared. We received a lot of positive feedback on our merchandise and cards and the possibility we offer to personalize the merchandise with the companies logo and/or a special message.
Altogether a successful evening, which again showed us how important it is to share the stories of our charities, and how valuable partnership can be.