Matt hosted one of his Digital Dinners @ The Spectator last week. We've had some brilliant speakers over the past year ranging from Ninjas to We-Thinkers and now Charity2.0 folks, from the new Childs i Foundation.
Have a look on their website, its a fascinating way to approach charity in this new media world. Basically they don't want your money. They say:
We don’t want your money. Yet.
Michelle (our director of fundraising) had a heart attack when we told her we didn’t want to ask our lovely supporters for money straight away. We figured that you need to get to know us, who we are, our goals, and where your money is going first.
This is a new idea so lets do things a bit differently.
It really got me thinking. In this age of Radical Transparency actually most charities are pretty non-transparent, or at least they seem that way to me. I would love an organisation like Childs i Foundation to shift the traditional model of Not For Profit communication and participation on its head. After all the more involved you are in something, the more that you understand it and the more that you support it.
This is their YouTube channel.
But the other thing that was great was the Flip that they were using.
I totally fell in love with it! So easy and simple - just brilliant. Lucy recorded the evening and then simply plugged the USB into her computer and uploaded the video straight to YouTube. Fantastic, I've been raving about the Flip every since then but I haven't actually ever used one.
Are they as brilliant as they seem??