Doing Tech for Good: How can we build an active movement in Manchester?
For over three years, our small team in Manchester has run monthly events on all things Tech for Good. We’ve hosted a long list of excellent speakers. Covered many hot topics. Eaten lots of pizza.
We’re pleased to have picked up over 3,000 Meetup followers on the way and are particularly proud that local charities have started to see value in what we do.
But as great as all this is; the world is burning, people hate each other, public services are crumbling and there’s stuff we need to be getting on with.
Wouldn’t it be great if we could activate our 3,000-strong following to build an unstoppable force that saw tech supporting some of the amazing stuff happening in Manchester? Wouldn’t it be great if we were to mobilise the time and talents of charities, citizens and tech people alike to co-design extra special solutions to our greatest problems?
Answer us this: if the Tech for Good Live community were to help you do good, what would that look like?
Drum roll please!
Tech for Good Live and Macc are excited to invite you to an extraordinary event in January to help us create the future of the Tech for Good Live community. Whether you have ideas about how we can help your local project, or simply want to know more about how you can get involved, we’ll be ready and waiting to welcome you with post-its and pizza.
The event will be co-hosted by Macc, the charity which supports Manchester’s charities, voluntary organisations, community groups & social enterprises to be effective, influential and collaborative in making a difference in the city. Macc hosts the city’s annual Spirit of Manchester Awards and sees its role as to help make more good things happen in Manchester.
National Lottery Community Fund
Hannah is championing the concept of Participatory Grantmaking – where communities are more involved in decisions about where the funding they receive goes. Hannah’s background is in Disability Activism having campaigned for the rights of disabled people in education. She is active in her local community and recently created a community art mural on the side of her house with over 300 residents in Old Trafford.
Manchester Community Central (Macc)
Mike Wild has been Chief Executive of Macc since January 2005. Mike is also involved with the wider social sector in Greater Manchester and at national level as a Trustee of the National Association of Voluntary and Community Action.
6:30 Arrival for food, drinks and networking*
We have alcohol, non alcohol, vegan. Feel free to
bring your own!
If you don’t fancy networking, the venue has plenty of space for
you to chill.
Children are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult (please note: there may be swearing)
7:00 speaking stuff starts
7:30 post-it party begins
8:30 workshop close
9:00 – event close
We are proud to be sponsored by The Federation, Co-op Foundation and Luminate Group.
Please keep your RSVP up to date as we often have a fair few no-shows on the night and we need to manage the food order.
There is on street pay and display parking near the venue and multiple nearby car parks.
The venue has a wheelchair ramp, lifts and a hearing loop. If you have any other accessibility requirements, please get in touch with us ahead of the event and we’ll do our best to accommodate.
See you there!
Harriet, Bex and the team @techforgoodlive