Our Team

Edit Nilofar Bhurawala – Founder and Director

Nilofar Bhurawala – Founder and Director

Nilofar has been in the charity sector for over 7 years she launched Ergon (now Bright) in 2015. Her aim was to create a face to face agency that not only sought to provide charities with long term supporters, but also an agency that would look after and rewarded their fundraisers as they’re the frontline of the organisation. She wanted to run an agency with high ethics and moral grounds, not just following IOF and Fundraising Regulator rules but an agency that goes beyond that. Nilofar believes in creating value but also giving back to society, running a fundraising agency is the best of both worlds. She believes the work we do is benefitting many more people, far beyond the monetary compensation. This is the ethos on which she founded Bright.

Shakira Everden – Operations Director

Shakira Everden – Operations Director

Shakira has been in the charity sector for 6 years having previously been in the Acquisition team at RNIB and Brooke. Having watched the F2F market change and develop in a tumultuous climate, she joined Nilofar as the Operations Director to manage the day to day running of Bright Fundraising with the charity’s needs at the heart of everything she does. Bringing experience from the charity side and a passion for face to face fundraising, she believes if done honestly and properly F2F can be a sustainable way of bringing in committed supporters to vital causes.

Darren Forbes – Recruitment and Training Director

Darren Forbes – Recruitment and Training Director

Darren has been in the F2F fundraising sector for almost a decade, starting his career in Appco. Darren brings a wealth of knowledge and has worked for over 20 different charities including NDCS, Brooke and Scope. He has recruited over 7,000 new supporters and raised over £5 million for charities based on teams he’s built. He is responsible for all recruitment, training and development of our fundraisers and his experience and passion is reflected in the more than 130 people he’s trained to team leader and manager positions. It is with his dedication, commitment and F2F intuition that we continue to retain and elevate our fundraisers.

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