Digital philanthropy, meet grassroots innovation

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Digital philanthropy, meet grassroots innovation

  1. 1. Digital Philanthropy meet grassroots innovationTuesday, 28 February 12
  2. 2. For most, digital philanthropy and fundraising are synonymousTuesday, 28 February 12
  3. 3. It’s easy to see whyTuesday, 28 February 12
  4. 4. Fundraising is a simple way to satisfy a CSR quotaTuesday, 28 February 12
  5. 5. ...but it can have little long term impactTuesday, 28 February 12
  6. 6. 50/50 http://5050.gd/Tuesday, 28 February 12
  7. 7. We tried to create a service that would encourage and enable people to innovate on traditional fundraising modelsTuesday, 28 February 12
  8. 8. Tuesday, 28 February 12
  9. 9. By removing the barriers to online fundraising we allowed teams to focus on the idea; to quickly go from idea → donationTuesday, 28 February 12
  10. 10. We learnedTuesday, 28 February 12
  11. 11. Skilled volunteers will rally around a good causeTuesday, 28 February 12
  12. 12. We (as service creators) are just facilitators - collaboration is keyTuesday, 28 February 12
  13. 13. Innovation stems from true need and common purposeTuesday, 28 February 12
  14. 14. ...clever fundraising is still just fundraisingTuesday, 28 February 12
  15. 15. Grassroots innovation or, how to create impactTuesday, 28 February 12
  16. 16. Kibera “ Kibera in Nairobi, Kenya, was a blank spot on the map until November 2009, when young Kiberans created the first free and open digital map of their own community http://mapkibera.org/Tuesday, 28 February 12
  17. 17. Tuesday, 28 February 12
  18. 18. More than maps “ Kibera News Network is a citizen video journalism program started by Map Kibera http://kiberanewsnetwork.org/Tuesday, 28 February 12
  19. 19. Tuesday, 28 February 12
  20. 20. DataTuesday, 28 February 12
  21. 21. An important commodity for most, commonplace for someTuesday, 28 February 12
  22. 22. The ‘some’ have the networks, the ‘most’ have the needTuesday, 28 February 12
  23. 23. FrontlineSMS are bring these groups together using ageing technologyTuesday, 28 February 12
  24. 24. Tuesday, 28 February 12
  25. 25. DisruptionTuesday, 28 February 12
  26. 26. FigShare are disrupting the traditional model of scientific data disseminationTuesday, 28 February 12
  27. 27. FigshareTuesday, 28 February 12
  28. 28. Grassroots digital natives are starting to use technology to disrupt the inefficiencies of the pre-digital ageTuesday, 28 February 12
  29. 29. What’s next?Tuesday, 28 February 12
  30. 30. Energy generation “ What have not been so readily available are good examples of local installations, and access to people who will show you what works and what doesn’t. Grassroots aims to remedy this situation by providing details of local examples of renewable energy in action Tuesday, 28 February 12
  31. 31. Today’s cutting-edge technology is tomorrow’s grassroots playthingTuesday, 28 February 12
  32. 32. Tuesday, 28 February 12
  33. 33. Which technologies will soon be commonplace and affordable for all?Tuesday, 28 February 12
  34. 34. Tuesday, 28 February 12
  35. 35. Technology + Purpose = InnovationTuesday, 28 February 12
  36. 36. Grassroots innovators tackle real world problems, they have a purposeTuesday, 28 February 12
  37. 37. By demystifying technology we can help these causes growTuesday, 28 February 12
  38. 38. In return we’ll be inspired by true innovationTuesday, 28 February 12
  39. 39. Acquire new skillsTuesday, 28 February 12
  40. 40. Build our networksTuesday, 28 February 12
  41. 41. Is it sustainable?Tuesday, 28 February 12
  42. 42. Tuesday, 28 February 12
  43. 43. “Gone are the days when businesses existed to make money and nonprofits focused only on making the world better. Now both organisations are influencing each others’ practices and finding ways to work together. Katherine PickusTuesday, 28 February 12
  44. 44. Philanthropy need not only be about charity, social responsibility and doing “good”Tuesday, 28 February 12
  45. 45. It should create change to address the inefficiencies in the systems that shape our livesTuesday, 28 February 12

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