Post lockdown philanthropy: where do we go from here?

Jonathan Brinsden, Charity & not for profit partner BDB Pitmans.

During the first phase of lockdown we saw extraordinary levels of generosity for charities struggling with the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly for organisations providing front line health and community services. Join BDB Pitmans next week for a webinar discussing the effect on philanthropy following the easing of lockdown measures.

Wednesday 26 August 2020
4.15pm - 5.30pm

The speed with which money has been collected and distributed has been unprecedented in scale. However, as the twin threats of the health crisis and economic uncertainty continue over the longer term and profound funding shortfalls start to impact the sector, the event will consider how philanthropy will respond to what may come next, including:

  • the different roles that high end philanthropy and mass market donors will play
  • the recent trend of unrestricted funding
  • the US versus UK experience
  • fund raising challenges and opportunities in an age of social distancing
  • the extent to which recent first time donors will continue their support
  • the likely impact for non-COVID charities and causes
  • the role of the Government in supporting the sector.

Discussing their experience of these issues will be a panel of speakers:

  • Tanya Mitchell, Deputy Director of Individual Giving - Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity
  • Emily Inslee, Program Officer on the Philanthropic Partnerships Team at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Rhodri Davies, Head of Policy at Charities Aid Foundation (CAF), and also leads Giving Thought – CAF’s in-house think tank
  • Alex Day, Director of The Big Give
  • Jonathan Brinsden, Charity & not for profit partner BDB Pitmans (pictured)

This will be an interactive session with the opportunity for Q&A throughout.

Register your place by clicking here>>>

The session will be held using Zoom, a link will be sent to you in your registration confirmation email and will be resent on the morning of the webinar.


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