Open Briefing is managed by our founder and Executive Director, Chris Abbott, supported by an expert advisory board. Research and analysis capacity is provided by our volunteer network of contributing analysts, assisted by researchers and others associates.

In the interests of full openness and accountability we have taken the unusual step of publicly publishing our business plan and budget online. This document contains more information about the management and funding of the organisation and our plans for the future.

We also publish all our quarterly evaluation reports, uncensored, which measure progress against our aims and objectives and with which the community can hold us to account.

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Project proposals

Evaluation reports


Our activities are guided by the principles set out in our ethical, environmental and equal opportunities statement. As part of this, we never accept funding from individuals or groups who might jeopardise the independence or integrity of the organisation. Our current funders are:

  • Marmot Charitable Trust
  • Network for Social Change
  • Polden-Puckham Charitable Foundation
  • Philamonic Trust
  • Remote Control project

Open Briefing is also very grateful to those individual supporters who have generously helped fund our work.

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Open Briefing Ltd is a not-for-profit social enterprise run nearly entirely by volunteers. Registered in England & Wales as a company limited by guarantee, No. 07649656.


We urgently need to raise funds if we are to continue our work
to promote informed debate and protect human rights.

Open Briefing is a nonprofit social enterprise. All our analysts are volunteers, and we are funded by charitable grants and individual donations.

We are your intelligence agency, and we need your help. A donation of just £10/$10/€10 would make a real difference. Thank you!
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