Digital Trustees

Tech for Good Live
Tech for Good Live
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Online event

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UPDATE: This event will now be completely online. Access the event via Zoom webinars (Link to be sent via meet-up nearer the time). Do not go to the venue. We won't be there.



6:00 - Arrival to the online platform (TBC) 5 mins for faffing.
6:05 - Speaking stuff starts
- Intro from Bex

- Janet Thorne CEO of Reach Volunteering
Janet Thorne is the CEO of Reach Volunteering. Reach connects up people who want to volunteer their skills with the charities which need them. Reach is the single largest source of trustees to the sector.

Having led Reach through its own digital transformation, Janet realised how crucial it was to have a digitally savvy board. Reach launched its Digital Trustee hub in 2016 to bring together digital trustee vacancies, prospective digital trustees and relevant resources.


- Pauline Roche - A digital trustee's perspective
Pauline Roche chairs both the West Midlands Open Data Forum and regional charitable funders group WM Funders Network; she is on the Steering group of the Open Data Institute Birmingham node and the organising team for the national Open Data Camp unconference; she co-founded and runs both the Net Squared Midlands: tech for social good meetup series and the UK unconference for voluntary sector infrastructure organisations.

@paulineroche and @RnRWorks

-Michelle Hill - A charity's perspective
Chief Executive of TLC: Talk, Listen, Change. The organisation delivers a range of integrated support, therapies and interventions in pursuit of safe, healthy and happy relationships. Prior to this, Michelle spent 12 years working for Nacro, the crime reduction charity. She started there working with young people at risk of offending and finished leading an organisation-wide change programme. Michelle holds a MBA, is a Clore Social Fellow (2017), was highly commended as Charity Director of the Year at the North West Charity Awards (2017 and 2018), won the Manchester Young Talent Awards Entrepreneur of the Year (2019) and is a Just Giving Social CEO (2017, 2018 and 2019).


7:00 - community shout outs (TBC - Sign up in advance)
- Outro from Bex
7:30 - Event close

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