Open Briefing is seeking expressions of interest from fundraising consultants interested in establishing our new major donor programme. The contract will be for two days a month for an initial six months from July 2021 onwards, with the possibility of renewal by mutual agreement. There may also be a further three days a month for those consultants interested in supporting our foundation fundraising.
We are delighted to announce new funding for Open Briefing's work from Oak Foundation, the National Endowment for Democracy and Ford Foundation. This success puts us in a strong position at a very difficult time to expand our support to those defenders, collectives, and civil society organisations most at risk, particularly in the global south.
Open Briefing wishes to recruit an interim fundraising manager for an immediate start. Reporting to the executive director, the consultant will be responsible for developing, managing and implementing a new fundraising programme. This will include developing income for core, programmes and projects from trusts and foundations and statutory funding as well as other sources, such as high-net-worth individuals, corporate sponsorship and crowdfunding.
The nature of our work protecting human rights defenders and humanitarians means that we operate largely behind the scenes. Nonetheless, our new annual report attempts to outline the considerable impact that Open Briefing is having around the world; an impact way beyond what our size and budget would suggest possible. The report also sets out our plans for the next 12 months.
Open Briefing supports at-risk organisations and activists on the frontlines of civil society around the world. We help them achieve social and environmental change by ensuring their physical, digital and psychological security or through enhancing their campaigns with intelligence and research support. Please consider making a donation to Open Briefing today. Help us protect those who protect others.
As the Christmas break draws near, our executive director thanks all our friends and supporters for all your hard work and encouragement this year and takes the opportunity to reflect on 2017 and look ahead to 2018. We hope you all have a very happy Christmas and a peaceful new year!
Open Briefing is today launching a complete package of low-cost, high-impact intelligence, security, training and equipment services for organisations and individuals striving for social and environmental justice, particularly those working in or on fragile and conflict-affected states or under repressive regimes. Our new strategic plan sets out how we will deliver on our pledge to protect and inform all those striving for social and environmental justice. It is an ambitious and truly groundbreaking plan, but with your support we can achieve real change.
Open Briefing is delighted to announce two recent fundraising successes. The Oak Foundation's international human rights programme has awarded us a three-year grant worth £155,000 and the Polden-Puckham Charitable Foundation has awarded us a two-year grant worth £25,000. Together, these grants mean we can implement our plans to expand beyond the provision of intelligence to also provide security, training and equipment to help those striving to make the world a better place.