Big Society Networks – 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.

Giving for Good 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.

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 on this link below.

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Rosie Hayes of Your News 24 reports from the BSN Giving for Good Event at the Coin Street Neighbourhood Venue, South East London read more

Key Volunteering Facts and Figures for England

by , 17/02/11 1:05pm
Key facts and figures about volunteering originally from including who volunteers, what they volunteer for and key numbers to do with the contribution that volunteering makes to the economy.

Here are some basic stats about who gives to charity in the UK and how much they give from the Charities Aid Foundation and NCVO. (via @karlwilding on twitter) read more

Power pitches from participants

by , 16/02/11 7:33pm
On booking, attendees were  invited to suggest a short presentation they would like to give. Here’s a selection: 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 […]

Event chair and contributors.

by , 13/02/11 11:05pm
This event is being Chaired by Martin Brookes, Chief Executive of New Philanthropy Capital, and will include contributors from a range of areas or expertise. Please click through for a full list.

View the full set of BSN Give it Up! photos on Flickr. If you have your own photos on Flickr just tag them bsngiving to add them to this collection. read more