Social media is a powerful tool. When harnessed properly, it has the power to affect social good through the actions of its community. This session will cover a range of topics starting with how social media can be used to help charities to plug the £750 million lost annually through lost Gift Aid declarations in the UK. It will explore how through social interactions, we can harness social media for social good to help local and wider communities. The session will explore the deep-seated reasons that many of us donate to charity and how current challenge based models lead to fatigue among our network groups. It will explore how we can use social media to donate more than just money but our time and use our social presence to promote causes through our collective voices. The talk will bring in elements of the impact technology can have for social good and what we can achieve in the next 10 years. This session is ultimately about social media for social good.
Questions answered :
Is there anything wrong with the current method of donation? What opportunities are there for using social media? How can you mobilise a community to get involved with charities? How can someone who is out of work be recognised for what they do for charities? What's in it for the donor? What are the barriers for social media? What are the challenges for charity?
[being tibet] It's simple : a global, multi media project for Tibet, with events held across the world, all in one day By uniting everyone in one 24 hour period we will send a massive message to the mainstream media of the level of overwhelming global support for the Dalai Lama & his policy of non violence. [being tibet] is working with The Music Managers Forum & Featured Artist Coalition. The world class line up will be announced during His Holiness The Dalai Lama's visit to London in June 2012 : a line up from music, art, film, theatre, literature, dance & fashion who are staging their own unique, small yet beautiful, sustainable events but ... This isn't just about the big names, we also need you! We want you to follow your passion, do what you love with as much intelligence & integrity as possible. Arrange your own gig, film, art exhibition, workshop, dance, sport, meditation, fashion show, reading or comedy event, it's totally up to you! [being tibet] is about working locally & sustainably to help ourselves & each other. Staging an event in your language, for your people, your culture, in line with your beliefs that promotes & showcases your uniqueness too. You can keep a % of what you raise either for yourself or your local community, or give all or a % to a Tibetan group of your choice, it's up to you! In this time of global economic meltdown the event also champions small scale, sustainable, ethical business. We need you to act as a global PR & media machine using you tube, vimeo, soundcloud, facebook, text, flickr, twitter & e mail to send creative content not only to each other but also to the mainstream media, radio, newspapers, magazines, blogs & TV. Making the media & governments aware of the scale of support for His Holiness & the Tibetan cause. Creating a global database of supporters for the Tibet. [being tibet] Starts 19.00 local time, Saturday 23rd Februaryuntil 19.00 Sunday 24th February, 2013 broadcasting the best of your footage, photos & coverage via the website on the day putting you on an equal footing with the world's coolest, inspirational creative human beings. Questions answered : How the internet can be used most effectively in conjunction with real time events to create impact for a cause, creating a bridge between new & old media networks, the virtual & physical, the crowd & those in the public eye. Also addresses models of ethical business that potentially empower everyone. See www.beinghuman.com & www.gaynoroflynn.com for TV showreel, past work on location in the High Himalayas & current art work. Creating BEING TIBET animation with Brian Blessed doing the v/o
by Heidi Harman
The story of how Geek GirlMeetup.com changed the game and created more female rolemodels in web, code and startups. Questions answered : Howcome its important to create more female rolemodels in web, code and startups.
21st May to 1st June 2012