Improving future digital skills on charity Trustee boards today to change the world tomorrow.

4th Nov, 2015

The 2015 Trustee Week (unofficial) Unconference bringing together the best of the digital technology
world alongside the charities that need them, to explore, celebrate all things tech and digital while building greater
capacity on Trustee Boards.

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Born out of a sheer desire to see improved digital skills on the boards of charities matched with the passion of the technology sector to improve the world in a dynamic and productive space, The Social Change Agency and Peridot Partners bring you GetWired, the first UK digital trustee Unconference.

GetWIRED is going to bring 20 of the best charities with 20 of the brightest technologists, digital gurus and tech investors together and explore how to keep them together in a way that is entirely led by the participants.

No bystanders, observers or non participants. This event is by invite only to ensure the most committed charities and brightest and most passionate modern minds are coming because they want to contribute and make a difference.

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When, Where & What

GetWIRED will open with a Digital Future Shock from Henry Warren, Director of  Learning and Innovation at Pearson PLC.  Henry is an expert in digital innovation and digital transformation and has experience, as a Trustee of CIVA and founder and leader of the charity Gemin-i which uses IT & Innovation to improve education across the world. We will also have a warts an’ all, frills and thrills fireside chat with Jo Wolfe, Digital Lead at Breast Cancer Care who also has experience of leading digital strategy at Girlguiding and vInspired. There will be some serious brainpower work in-between and like all good meetings of minds, we’ll end with drinks and a vision of a better future.

Date: 4th Nov, 2015
Location: Balderton Capital, The Stables, 28 Britannia Street, London WC1X 9JF
Time: 4-7pm followed by drinks.

Taking place in the heart of London and in close proximity to the NCVO Trustee Annual Conference in Kings Cross, London.

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Who Should Attend

If you are a charity Chief Executive Trustee, or in a leadership role with involvement in recruiting Trustees, and you want to give digital technology real prominence in the future development of your organisation, yet you are not convinced that your board understand the difference between Facebook and Instagram or platform based marketing and software as a service, then you need to be here.

Maybe you are a small charity who wishes that you had your own ice-bucket challenge, but struggle with how to utilize YouTube? Or perhaps you are longing for some ideas about how to use digital technology to help achieve competitive advantage? You need to be here too.

Of course we also need strategic digital and technological leaders, people involved in modern branding and marketing, and people who are leading online communities or involved in investing in new technology.  In other words if you are at the leading edge of modern technology and understand the potential for charities, and want to contribute to a cause you are passionate about whilst helping yourself and your career – we will find you a charity who recognises the potential for your contribution as a Board Member.

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Founding Partners

We work predominantly with charities and organisation with strong social values to recruit executive and non-executive leaders. We also work with Boards of Directors to help them to become better Boards. It’s all about improving leadership.


The Social Change Agency is systems change consultancy, founded by Esther Foreman, Clore Fellow, 2011. We help create movements to change the world, build cross-sector collaborations and support social innovation to address the complex realities found within our society. Esther has served as a trustee for a variety of organisations, including Genesis Housing Association. She is currently a trustee of and the MS Society.


Sponsors and Event Partners

Cyber Sushi Design are a digital agency offering website design, search engine optimisation and PPC, as well as logo design and full copywriting services. We pride ourselves on providing a personal, professional service and this is reflected in our clients feedback. We are big enough to help but small enough to care!

Balderton Capital has seen more $250m+ exits in the last five years than any other VC in Europe, and is committed to finding and helping talented entrepreneurs build great companies. Balderton are sector-agnostic but founder specific, and believe that incredible companies are built by incredible people. Based in London, the firm manages $2.3 billion, with an average investment size of between $5-8m. Since 2000, Balderton has invested in over 100 companies, principally across Europe.

 Notable realised investments include NaturalMotion (the mobile gaming developer, sold to Zynga in 2014), Betfair (the online betting exchange, 2010 IPO), LOVEFiLM (the home entertainment subscription service, sold to Amazon in 2011), MySQL (the open-source database software, sold to Sun Microsystems in 2008) and YOOX Group (the online retailer of leading fashion brands, IPO in 2009). The current portfolio includes innovative companies such as Nutmeg, CrowdCube, Lyst, 3D Hubs, Globoforce, Banjo, Prodigy Finance, Credit Benchmark, Kobalt, Openet, Scytl, Talend, The Hut Group, Tictail and WorldStores.

GP Bullhound are a leading investment banking firm providing advice on mergers & acquisitions, capital raising and private placements in the technology sectors.

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