Benefits of membership
I am excited by the opportunity to work with people from diverse backgrounds. This sharpens my skills as a team player and I believe the strategic planning process and problem-solving techniques provide me with a very useful framework which I can apply in my professional life.
Director, Tax, Deloitte
Get involved with Pilotlight
You can join as an individual or through your company.
Benefits of membership
- Have a sustainable and quantified impact on a charity and the disadvantaged people they serve.
- Learn about the voluntary sector.
- Networking with a diverse range of senior professionals.
- 96 per cent of our members say they have improved their ability to see things from a different perspective following their work with Pilotight.
- Members report they have learned new methods and approaches that they transferred back into their work; 73 per cent say they are happier and more fulfilled professionally since working with Pilotlight.
All of this can be achieved in just three hours a month.
In a Pilotlight survey of business leaders who would like to get involved in charities, we found three critical factors stopping them from donating their skills:
- Not knowing how or where to apply their efforts most effectively.
- Not knowing what real difference they could make.
- An overriding feeling that they have little time to spare and none to waste.
Our role is to take the risk and uncertainty out of volunteering and match you with a charity that can benefit from your time and skils.
How we work
A team of four ‘Pilotlighters’ mentors a charity to develop their strategic-planning capabilities with the objective of the charity creating their own business plan. Pilotlight project managers facilitate the meetings and manage all operational aspects of the engagment.
The issues addressed will vary according to the needs of each charity, they may include financial management, income diversification or re-branding – all focus on the overall strategic direction of the organisation.
- On average, members attend one meeting every four to six weeks, each lasting around two to three hours, based on their own availability.
- The objective is to manage your time in the most efficient way.