Global Philanthropic hosted an exclusive London event this week in partnership with Altrata and Boodle Hatfield, delving into the intersections of philanthropy and digitalisation. With a commitment to driving positive change in a rapidly evolving digital age, the event convened some of the most brilliant philanthropic thinkers and doers.

Distinguished guest speakers included the renowned prison philanthropist Lady Edwina Grosvenor, whose dedication to social justice and advocacy has empowered countless individuals to rebuild their lives.

Chair of Global Philanthropic’s Advisory Board, Lady Edwina shared moving insights into her own philanthropic journey and underscored the importance of the event, stating, “In today’s digital landscape, philanthropy has the power to amplify impact like never before. It is imperative for philanthropists to embrace innovation and drive meaningful change.”

Over 100 guests convened at the elegant Boodle Hatfield London offices to hear from a panel of expert speakers, including Emily Thomas from ClientEarth and Nick Taylor from Altrata, about using the power of storytelling and personal journeys to advance social good.

In addition, a live video link enabled quadriplegic adventurer, Geoff Holt MBE DL, to join the event as he circumnavigates the UK over a 6-week period in a record-breaking attempt to raise £1.2m for the Wetwheels Foundation, a charity which provides life changing experiences on the sea for disabled people.

Known for his remarkable achievements, Geoff emphasised the importance of leveraging technology for social good, saying: “As we navigate the digital era it is crucial to adapt to new challenges”.

The event also featured a compelling address by women’s rights activist and Global Philanthropic’s Executive Director, Srishti Bakshi, who harnessed the transformative role of digitalisation in advancing gender equality and empowering marginalised communities in her documentary film WOMB: Women Of My Billion, which was produced by Priyanka Chopra Jonas and released on Amazon Prime earlier this month.

Global Philanthropic’s founder and CEO, Ben Morton Wright, remarked, “We are honoured to lead the conversation on philanthropy and digitalisation, bringing together visionary leaders to explore new possibilities and drive collective action. In today’s interconnected world, leveraging technology is essential for creating sustainable impact and fostering positive change. This is a transformative moment for both philanthropy worldwide and how we harness digital innovations to serve our clients in this sector”.

As Global Philanthropic continues to spearhead initiatives at the forefront of philanthropic innovation, events like these serve as vital platforms for fostering meaningful relationships, sharing knowledge, and provoking thought in an ever-evolving digital landscape.

 

(L-R) Emily Thomas, Nick Taylor, Lady Edwina Grosvenor, Srishti Bakshi, Ben Morton Wright.