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Charities and not for profit

The Open University is a natural business solutions provider for many third-sector organisations. After all, social justice and equality of opportunity are at the heart of our mission.

To date, our experience in this sector includes forming social partnerships, and working with organisations including the Workers Education Association, UNISON, National Extension College, Leonard Cheshire Disability and the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB).

We also work with local voluntary and community sector organisations, tailoring our learning and development solutions to the needs of each group of staff.

Recruitment and retention is the biggest challenge for the charity sector. By putting together techniques to address that, such as e-learning and Open University courses, the statistics show a year-on-year improvement in retention.

Guy Pink, Director of Human Resources, Addaction


Learn how we improved staff retention rates at Addaction.


Learn about our customised training solution for national charity Royal National Institute of Blind People.

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