We recruit, train and inspire the very best - flooding the sector with bright, ambitious people with fresh ideas.
Utopy is for the charities with clever new ideas, the businesses who want to build a better society and for the social enterprises who want to be truly effective.
We bring together the practical, progressive makers, doers and thinkers - the people who get things done.
The course transformed my view of the charity sector. It made me realise how important it was to learn about effective work in the charity sector in a time when compassion for a cause is rarely enough to make the impact you want to make. Access to invaluable resources, constant encouragement and support, and a fantastic opportunity to work in Kenya has not only clarified what impact I’d like to make in my lifetime, it has opened up the opportunity for me to get paid to do it.
Charity Fast-Track has taught me so much in such a short space of time. From the very first month I learnt things about the third sector that I wouldn’t have been able to anywhere else. In the first few months I started learning about the different types of fundraising, social enterprises, changes to legislation and attended the Bootcamp weekend where I met like minded people and made friends I still talk to today.
Before I found Charity Fast-Track, I had been taking on event voluntary roles for various charities to build experience… but had become stuck. I really needed to gain some theoretical experience, but couldn’t find anything available without giving up work.
Working on shift at festivals with Child.org and the physical work was really fulfilling because I was working with such a lovely group of people! My opinion was valued and although we faced challenges it made the experience all the more memorable.
What if we stop telling charities how much they are allowed to spend on “admin”?
What if our society celebrated people and organisations based on their positive impact on the world?
What if we recruit the very brightest and best to work for charities?
What if charities help social enterprises to measure their impact?
What if we opened up charity boards to include a more diverse range of Trustees?
What if we get rid of “charity of the year” pitches?