Big Buddy welcomes partnership model

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A charity that finds good-hearted mentors to enhance the lives of 7-14-year-old fatherless boys is realising staff and expansion plans at an accelerated rate, thanks to a new business relationship model.

Big Buddy has always received far more requests to find Big Buddies than there are available men. But the agency is planning to close the gap of unmet need by combining a flourishing sponsor-partner focus with the standard income from annual funding rounds.

Nationally, Big Buddy has 95 boys waiting to find a big Buddy, and 40 more at enquiry processing stage. Conversely, 18 potential Big Buddies are currently being screened, and 20 more have passed through screening to approval stage; they are now waiting to be matched.

Ideally, the service that has matched close on 800 boys and mentors since it’s 1997 beginnings, would quadruple serious enquiries for it’s North Island offices in Auckland, Hamilton and Wellington. Big Buddy CEO Paul Burns is certain that appointing a Partnership Manager to nurture current sponsor relationships and seek out new ones is key to reaching that target. Sponsor relations that already exist include GJ Gardner Homes, ITM, and Barworks…

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Big Buddy welcomes partnership model

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