The IFT began discussing a proposed Foundation during a round of consultations with members in 2007. In 2009, IFT took part in a pilot with the Social Mobility Foundation to find mentors for bright but socially disadvantaged sixth-formers.
The Board now plans formally to launch a charitable and voluntary dimension to the Institute. This is important as we continue the process of establishing IFT as a recognised professional body and it will be particularly relevant as we move nearer to applying for Chartered status.
The intention is to create a charity called 'The Institute for Turnaround Foundation'. IFT's principal asset is a set of verifiable implementation skills that have the power to transform structures, attitudes and behaviour - and so improve results and outcome. We intend to leverage these qualities for the benefit of individuals and organisatons who would not ordinarily have access to the opportunity.
We envisage that the Foundation will support:
The Foundation's work will complement rather than conflict with the charitable and voluntary work undertaken individually by IFT members.
Your participation will help to make a real success of the further steps in IFT’s charitable and voluntary activities.