Fiona Halton, the founder and CEO of Pilotlight, told Spear’s that the 820 people who have become Pilotlighters did so ‘because they want to give back but also because they want to learn’

There are no surprises in a new survey about why and how donors give to charity, but it does provide the moment to look at the charity behind the survey and its surprising growth.

Pilotlight
, ten years old in 2013, connects senior business leaders with small charities so the former can help the latter to run more professionally and sustainably and so the latter can show the former a life beyond quarterly statements.

Fiona Halton, the founder and CEO of Pilotlight, told Spear’s that the 820 people who have become Pilotlighters did so ‘because they want to give back but also because they want to learn’. In experiencing a charity’s trials and tribulations, they can take back skills and lessons to their own lives and careers.

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