Are digital technologies changing giving and philanthropy? Are they just hype?
And if they are going to change giving and philanthropy, how?
Described as a 'philanthropy game changer' by the Huffington Post, Lucy Bernholz is an award-winning blogger, and the author of Disrupting Philanthropy 2.0 - an analysis of how new technology and the increasing availability of data are fundamentally reshaping the flow of philanthropic resources. Lucy's insights into the business of giving offer a glimpse of how new technology will shape the where, how and why we will give now and in the future.
Lucy's perspective is incredibly valuable and relevant to the UK, particularly following the publication of the Giving Green Paper.
Lucy is currently a Fellow in Philanthropy at the New American Foundation and a visiting scholar at the Stanford University Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society. She is in the UK for a brief visit and we have a rare opportunity to discuss the ideas and trends that run through her work.
The plan is for an informal breakfast session comprised of a presentation by Lucy, followed by a facilitated discussion.
She is not to be missed!
Last minute details!
This event will take place in: The Model Room, Third Floor, Somerset House, Strand, London, WC2R 1LA. Please click here for a map.
Please enter via the South Wing of the building which is located at the Strand entrance. Walk across the courtyard and proceed to the main reception (Seamen’s Hall). You will be met by a steward who will check you off the guest list and escort you to the third floor Model Room where the event will take place.
You can arrive any time from 8am, but we've asked Lucy to being speaking at 8.40am. Bear in mind it takes time to get in! We'll be completely finished by 10am.
Finally, we'll be providing tea and coffee, but we can't afford to put on food...so stop by the shop on your way in and bring a croissant...It's going to be pretty informal, we've got a good crowd and above all a great speaker.
A number of people and organisations have helped make this seminar happen! Hat-tips to: David Mills at the Guardian Voluntary Sector Network; Steve Moore and Lucy Windmill and Michelle Owusu of the Big Society Network; Steve Bridger; Sue Daniels of The European Association for Philanthropy and Giving, and NCVO.
On behalf of the team,
Suggested hashtag: #DisruptPhil