CROWDFUNDSW1 CHARITY LAUNCHED NEW INITIATIVE AT MICROSOFT HQ
Microsoft employee volunteers have been supporting the planning and running of this event and organising bake sales to fundraise for the featured causes. Matched and supported by Time & Talents for Westminster.
CrowdfundSW1 launched a new initiative to help support local charities and community groups by providing them with a platform to promote their projects and increase awareness at Microsoft HQ in London Victoria on 21 March 2012. The aim is to enable funding to reach into the heart of the local community where it is most needed.
This is the first crowd funding platform in the world to focus on fundraising for grassroots charities in a specific locality. The event (organised by CrowdfundSW1, Microsoft and Time & Talents Westminster) will be hosted by Steven D'Souza, internationally renowned speaker and author of the bestselling book Brilliant Networking.
It also featured a number of inspirational speakers, interactive stalls and networking opportunities. Featured charities will include:
• South West Fest: Annual community festival, bringing residents together, celebrating the area
• In-Deep: Helping isolated older people through communal breakfasts and dinners – entirely volunteer run
• Pimlico Toy Library: Allowing families in one of the most deprived estates get access to toys & learning
“Extraordinary things can happen when networks of local people come together and focus on helping those most in need and CrowdfundSW1 is enabling that to happen” - Steven D'Souza - Host
Local people are invited to come along to find out more about your local community and discover how technology can be used to deliver innovative and impactful campaigns.
The event occured on the 21st March 2012 - 18:00 - 20:00
Venue: Microsoft London (complimentary wine & canapés)
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