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Freelance Friendly Client Connections

We work with clients who want to become more Freelance Friendly - but we need your help finding those wonderful organisations who want to support their freelancers.

One of the core pillars of our work is supporting employers to work well with freelancers - but, we find it incredibly hard to find open doors to start a conversation.

Cold calling organisations rarely works - so to accelerate how we can support you and your fellow freelancers, we're asking for your help.

Introducing Client Connections

We'd love for you to connect Leapers to your clients - so we can introduce the Leapers project, and explain the ways in which we support their freelancers' mental health. All we ask is for you to start the conversation, and we'll do the rest.

How can you make a Client Connection?

The best possible way is making a direct introduction over email. Mention to your client that you've been supported by Leapers, that you'd love to introduce us, and then connect us via an email. You or your client can email us any time at [email protected] - and we'll pick up the conversation.

What do we for clients/employers?

We offer a range of ways to support clients and their freelancers - at the most basic, we introduce the Leapers project, explain the challenges in self-employment, and encourage them to signpost to good quality support resources in their onboarding, or use our own Work Well With Us support portal. Beyond that, we work with clients to implement the Freelance Friendly policy framework, or provide ongoing advice to engage and support their freelancers. 

Why would clients care?

Our research shows that better supported freelancers deliver better work - reducing costs and increasing trust, so there's a business benefit to working well with freelancers. We find that most clients do care about their freelancers, but don't always have the time, resources or processes to support them well, so we step in to help, and it's entirely IR35 safe.

Who have we already supported?

There's a wide range of organisations which Leapers have already worked with or continue to support, check out some of the logos below. But this list needs to grow. There are millions of freelancers in the UK, and currently, we're only able to reach a small percentage.

What if they ask me questions about the Leapers project?

The easiest response is "Speak to Matthew" and give them my email address: [email protected]

We also have a one page PDF which outlines who we are, and how we help. You can download this at https://leapers.co/freelancefriendly/client-connections

Why does this help support Leapers?

We want to ensure that there is adequate support for freelancers 'in place', i.e. rather than encouraging freelancers to join a community or google for help, we want to put good quality resources in the places freelancers are already, such as their accounting software, their business banking, their clients offices and intranets. Connecting us to your clients helps us put more support in place for you, and your fellow freelancers. This is more valuable to us than financial donations. We have a goal of being inside 100 client organisations by the end of 2023.

Is there money involved here?

Generally, clients will simply signpost to Leapers at no cost to them. Some clients who choose to get further involved with our project and ask us to do further work, support the project by covering the costs of our time with them, which goes to support the project costs, keeping Leapers community and resources free. We want to keep Leapers free for individuals, and financial support from commercial organisations helps us do that.

I'm still not clear - can you explain it further?

Of course, drop a note to [email protected] and I'll give you all the details you need, or DM me within the Community