I’ve long admired Rhodri Davies as a charity sector and philanthropy thinker, and jumped at the opportunity to attend his presentation on how charities must adapt and evolve in the current landscape.
Here are my Twitter notes from his presentation. Click through to the Tweets themselves to see the pictures a little bit bigger.
My thread on the keynote by @Rhodri_H_Davies at #tsfrc20:— Richard Sved (@richardsved) May 21, 2020
The changing 2020 vision – How charities must adapt and evolve in the current landscape
"Trying to predict the future is a mug's game, especially now."
But looking at key trends and themes that are beginning to emerge. pic.twitter.com/7bneMkbQ66
What are the macro trends?— Richard Sved (@richardsved) May 21, 2020
Pandemic happening on global level but effects hyperlocal
Where do charities fit in state vs market?
Increased desire to avoid intermediaries and connect directly with cause/recipient – can lead to assumption that infrastructure is free.
New expectations:— Richard Sved (@richardsved) May 21, 2020
People find participation being part of the model attractive
Openness & transparency are key to engagement
People expect digital first
People expect choice, tailored advice@Rhodri_H_Davies #tsfrc20 pic.twitter.com/UsG8AxUL5p
How will fundraising adapt and evolve?— Richard Sved (@richardsved) May 21, 2020
How will charities adapt more broadly? How will we ensure we're in a better position to weather the next storm? How do we find spaces to think sensibly about the future?
Funders shifting approaches too.@Rhodri_H_Davies #tsfrc20 pic.twitter.com/EChmcI5zoS
Fundraisers need to be advocates as well.— Richard Sved (@richardsved) May 21, 2020
If fundraisers can engage with these bigger picture issues, we can play a vital role in ensuring charities adapt & evolve for whatever the future brings, and thereby ensure our sector remains vibrant & strong.@Rhodri_H_Davies #tsfrc20 pic.twitter.com/JNmhWVgF1L