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?
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.
Sustainability is the biggest business opportunity of our time. We want your help to find solutions to a live sustainability challenge posed by one of our partners. We're a leading sustainability non-profit. We work with over 100 of the biggest and most pioneering companies on the planet. Our job is to inspire, advise and ratchet up the ambition of business and government to create a sustainable world. What's that got to do with you? The businesses we work with need solutions. Every day they are tackling issues like water use, crashes in commodity prices, risks to supply chains, the challenge of getting people on board. They need innovative ideas fast. We will be bringing one of those live challenges to Digital Shoreditch and running an ideas generation session around it. We'll bring the sustainability thinking and expertise, but we want you to bring the digital expertise and creativity. This is a live business challenge and so there is potential for the best ideas to be taken forward and developed. Join us!
Questions answered :
How can digital play a role in creating a sustainable world? How can we collaborate on big, global challenges? What are the big sustainability challenges facing business and what are the opportunities for the digital community?
21st May to 1st June 2012