An intense, rewarding programme designed to help charities address operational challenges in an innovative and practical way. Multiple teams of Pilotlighters apply their knowledge and experience to generate fresh thinking and help open up perspectives.

What a difference a day makes

On the day, a key decision-maker at the charity brings a specific operational challenge to the table. Teams of Pilotlighters meet with them, accompanied by a Pilotlight Project Manager, to investigate different aspects of the issue, and generate ideas to move it forward.

Throughout the day, the charity's representative is on hand to support the Pilotlighters and troubleshoot. The Project Manager facilitates progress and supports the teams to deliver on the challenge.

Despite the brief timeframe, the presence of all parties throughout the day means the team’s work can be checked, tested and reiterated.

At the end of the day, the Pilotlighters present the charity with their recommendations, and the charity has the chance to ask any questions they may have.

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Short programme, lasting impact

Not every problem can be solved in a day. But by taking that time away from business as usual with a team of brilliant minds, you can make real progress.

Each Pilotlight Impact Day is tailored to the charity’s needs. Pilotlighter teams may help charities with challenges such as:

  • community fundraising
  • trading activities
  • digital service delivery
  • volunteer engagement
  • increasing brand awareness 
  • attracting funding from the corporate sector
  • developing a pricing structure for a service you offer 

And it’s all conducted in person, in a buzzing, innovative, collegial environment.

We are currently open for applications from charities and social enterprises for this programme. Take a look at the deadlines to apply here.


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