Growing tech-for-good in the North East event launching on 2nd December

Digital fundraising platform, Donr, is bringing together a collection of speakers to discuss how the power of the crowd can help tech-for-good to grow, how this can help charities maximise their impact, and why investing in the tech-for-good space can be a positive force for change.

The launch of Donr’s Text Giving service, in 2018, has proven a great success, garnering extremely positive reviews from charities nationwide. To date, it has had over 1,600 sign- ups and has seen more than £500k raised for important causes across the UK.

Now in the next stage of its development, and looking to broaden its impact still further, Donr is turning its attention to the bigger picture: exploring, alongside industry experts, the wider potential power of tech-for-good and the power of the crowd in helping fund this growing revolution.

On Monday 2 nd December 2019, Donr will host the free-to-attend ‘Growing tech-for-good in the North East’ – an educational evening in which expert speakers will come together to voice their opinions and ideas on the topic. Speaking at the event will be: Jes Bailey from Crowdfund 360; Alison Collins from the North East Social Investment Fund; Shaun Sharkey from Crowdcube; and Chris Newell from Donr.

Following their talks, the speakers will be joined by Lizzy Hodcroft, founder of Myndr, and a panel discussion will be held, during which topics such as how people-powered finance can help grow the tech-for-good sector, why the tech-for-good space is an exciting opportunitym for investors, and the essential ingredients needed for an effective tech-for-good ecosystem will be dissected.

“The opportunity to discuss the growth of our tech-for-good sector with industry-leading experts is something I’m really looking forwarded to,” Newell commented. “I would urge anyone with an interest in this area – whether they are a start-up geared towards social impact, an investor intrigued by the potential opportunities or people who work with charities interested in how tech-for-good can help these organisations – to come along and join in our discussion.”

Following the speakers’ talks and panel discussion, there will be an opportunity for networking with refreshments provided. The event is free to attend but pre-registration is required.

Growing tech-for-good in the North East will be held on Monday 2nd December 2019 from 17:00 to 18:30 at TusPark Newcastle Eagle Labs, 27 Grainger Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 5JE.

Attendees should register here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/growing-tech-for-good-in-the-north-east-tickets-81514549211

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