The Bright Ideas Partnership believes in supporting charities to achieve sustainable development in the long-term. For this to happen, it could be necessary for charities to recruit a permanent fundraiser. However, with the fundraising skills shortage currently being experienced in the charitable sector, recruitment can sometimes prove to be a difficult task.

Bright Ideas helps charities to successfully recruit, and can provide the training and support needed so that the worker can develop their fundraising skills. For example, NUS had twice tried to recruit a full-time fundraiser. Bright Ideas re-worked the job description and advert to turn the position into a trainee role, and developed a package of benefits so the new trainee could be supported to develop their fundraising skills. This resulted in over 160 applications, and a successful appointment to the post. This has empowered the organisation to commit to a long-term fundraising strategy, which has so far resulted in over £2.5 million in grants from statutory funders being secured.

To see more examples of the work of the Bright Ideas Partnership please take a look at our track record.