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Giving for Good

Thursday, February 17, 2011 from 9:30 AM to 7:30 PM (GMT)

Giving for Good

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Giving for Good

an event powered by the Big Society Network with the


17 February 2011, Coin Street Neighbourhood Centre, London

All day event with evening drinks reception


Our Government's great ambition is to build a stronger more resilient society where people have more control over their lives and  local communities have the motivation and capability to take decisions which impact on them on a daily basis.

This 'Big Society' requires us to develop a generous culture of giving and mutual support. 

The Big Society Network exists to convene people from across society to think about, support and generate new ideas to help enable people pursue their individual and collective aspirations

Give it Up! will provide a unique opportunity to bring together established thought leaders in this field along with people with new ideas and technology know-how. In the morning we will hear from those who have researched philanthropic behaviour, social action both here and globally, those who have innovative ideas on how we can harness the power of new technologies, those who have a vision for the future. We will draw from behavioural science, social psychology, public policy, charities, best business practice, social entrepreneurs and experts in this field, to look at how we can all do more

The event is designed to be a mix of formal and interactive sessions. Our ambition is that the event will be a showcase for fresh thinking, and a forum for new connections and ideas.

Chaired by Martin Brookes, Chief Executive of New Philanthropy Capital, Contributors include: 

Nick Hurd, Minister for Civil Society

Michael Green, Author, Philanthrocapitalism

Molly Bedingfield  Founder and CEO Global Angels

Nick Aldridge,  CEO Missionfish UK, Ebay for Charity and Global Giving Board Member,Chair of Empty Homes 

Henry Hemming, Writer and Author of 'Together: How Small Groups Can Achieve Big Things'

Steve Moore - Director of The Big Society Network

Dan Sutch - Head of Development Research, Nominet Trust


We invite participants to suggest topics for short power pitches, which will collect via this booking system. The final session will provide an opportunity for facilitated brainstorming of ideas, moderated by Karl James  

We have been pleasantly inundated so far; here are some of the power pitches we will hear:


Chris Ward, The Blue Dot: the power of mobile; reward and recognition 

Dominic Vallely, See the Difference: the power of storytelling 

Caroline Garnham, Family B-hive: the power of social networks 

Benita Matofska, People Who Share  

Sheetal Mehta: Microfinance 

Rosamund Elwes, Unlocking Behavioural Change: Creating Cultural Contagion

Peter Thomond, SportInspired: Active Social Partners

Toby Moores, Amplifying Social Capital

William Rogers, Social impact evaluation and community asset mapping

Mark Turrell, The Science of Spread

Nichola Hartwell, Banking of Good

Anna Pearson, The Light Touch Volunteering Option

Nigel Kershaw, Extending the Boundaries of Philanthropy

Andy Gibson, Social Media for Social Good

Thea Allison, Human Imagination

Tessy Britton, Gifting Knowledge

Flick McLean, New Trend Philanthropy

Prushanth Naidu, Deutsche Bank: The Positive Feedback Loop

Barret Stanboulian, Public Square Ltd: Business Case not Charity Case

Matt Kepple, Let People Give Together

Sabrina Broadbent, The Kids Are Alright: Innovative Partnerships

The event hash tag is #bsngiving 

Spaces are strictly limited and our ambition for the event is that the participants are actively involved in fresh thinking about philanthropy, charities and giving. To book, click register in the ticket information area at the top of this page. 

Have questions about Giving for Good? Contact the organizer

When & Where

Coin Street Neighbourhood Centre
108 Stamford Street
South Bank
SE1 9NH London
United Kingdom

Thursday, February 17, 2011 from 9:30 AM to 7:30 PM (GMT)

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