MardiMeet London 2012-04-12
The meeting was arranged to hear Caroline Fiennes talk about effective giving, to hear about developments at Mardi and for members to meet the Mardi Internship Programme team members, Emma Williams and Andrea Jansson and Ana-Maria Leonte. There was also an opportunity for members to discuss their own projects. Links to some of those projects are included within the list of attendees.
6W2X as a social enterprise accelerator for students. It features:
- An international ecosystem of startups, so we tackle real problems as decided by locals in developing countries
- A growing band of mentors drawn from the Mardi membership and elsewhere
- A strategy of six weeks to exit - so it fits in a term or a summer vacation and nobody loses their shirt
- Based on lean startup techniques and the business model canvas
- Disruptive innovative collaboration features still under wraps
- Could be used for other groups as well as students
The website is still a bit primitive because we want students to take over the development of 6W2X. It is at http://6w2x.com.
Mardi Internship Programme
Our internship programme is being set up by two Oxford students, Emma Williams and Andrea Jansson, and Emma will be our first intern, setting of to India in the summer.
We already have some excellent advisors lined up, but we will seek more students to help form the planning team. (In fact this team has already started to build up, as Ana-Maria Leonte has agreed to help with PR for the Mardi Internship Programme.)
PR for Mardi
We are delighted to announce that Ana-Maria Leonte has agreed to do PR for Mardi. Please support her in this demanding role. Her first task will be to set up a blog.
Education in India Programme
We will be working with Arvend Mishra, Co-founder of the Apples n Cherries Education Foundation to support the education of the poor in India. The visit of the intern to India will support this programme.
We are planning a MardiMeet to advance the Education in India Programme so please get in touch if you would like to attend.
Student-led Mardi Societies
We have been very impressed by a number of student-led societies and the next step is to harness that energy and talent in student-led Mardi societies. Students and alumni can both achieve more by working together and donors can achieve a greater impact too.
To pay for all the above and to put Mardi onto a sustainable footing, we need to start fundraising. Help with this would be much appreciated.
Talk by Caroline Fiennes on Effective Giving
Caroline Fiennes, author of the widely acclaimed "It Ain't What You Give, It's The Way that You Give It." described how the current charity system is broken, with a huge disconnect between donors and recipients. The information provided by charities frequently bears little or no relationship to effectiveness.
She provided advice on how we can be more effective in our giving and, more importantly, how we can take steps towards mending the broken system.
Attendees had the opportunity to raise awareness about their own projects. Links related to these projects are included within the list of attendees below.
Attendees and Notes
Ana-Maria Leonte PR for Mardi - will be blogging for Mardi Postgraduate PR student at Greenwich University, London Past PR Intern at Peace One Day Fashion PR internship at Elevation Networks Communication and PR Intern at PATRIR http://uk.linkedin.com/pub/ana-maria-leonte/13/542/610 Ana-Maria is currently blogging at http://probantur.com/blog but will soon be blogging for Mardi. Andrea Jansson Setting up Mardi Internship Programme Student at University of Oxford Director at The StoryGraph Oxford, Storbritannien http://uk.linkedin.com/pub/andrea-jansson/48/109/770 Anton Chernikov Founding Partner at GoodPeople http://uk.linkedin.com/in/antonchernikov Anton provided the following useful list of sites: http://www.clearlyso.com for discovering social enterprise http://www.mixergy.com for learning from silicon valley founders http://www.angel.co for searching tech startups http://www.duedil.com for searching uk businesses/competitors http://www.dolectures.com and http://www.99percent.com and RSA animate for video inspiration http://www.nesta.org.uk/areas_of_work/public_services_lab/giving is an interesting list of startups http://www.deloitte.com/view/en_GB/uk/about/community-investment... Deloitte pioneers http://youtu.be/SkmDtNQxVcY for social innovation http://www.mindvalley.com/culture for workplace culture http://www.viewchange.org/ showcases some of the most exciting social innovation taking place around the world http://www.ashoka.org/ Ashoka Anusha Vamadeva International Projects Co-ordinator - Compensation & Benefits, Mercer Health & Benefits http://uk.linkedin.com/pub/anusha-vamadeva/a/767/b73 Caroline Fiennes Author, analyst, advisor about effective charitable giving Author of the widely acclaimed "It Ain't What You Give, It's The Way that You Give It." http://www.giving-evidence.com/book More info on her book at - and it's available from here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YWZSLGmb_RU TEDxWarwick - Caroline Fiennes - Promoting a Green Lifestyle Choice http://uk.linkedin.com/pub/caroline-fiennes-newhouse/4/696/564 david pinto Designer of eco^2 http://uk.linkedin.com/pub/david-pinto/11/280/4b2 http://prezi.com/-o_zvrzutcqf/eco2/ eco^2 a new economic entity http://birthingeco2.eventbrite.com/ birthing party for eco^2 Doug Morrison Founder at Mardi http://uk.linkedin.com/in/dougmorrisongb The Y2Ki Experience Why I believe in collaboration http://www.i-genius.org/home/ A world community of social entrepreneurs in over 200 countries http://www.innovationcupboard.com/ Resources for innovators Ed Whyman Website Manager & Social Media Manager at the UK Youth Parliament http://uk.linkedin.com/in/edwhyman http://www.WEBiversity.org/ WEBiversity.org Emma Williams Mardi Intern in summer of 2012 Student at University of Oxford http://uk.linkedin.com/pub/emma-williams/49/425/a85 Gregory Gillette Director of Stategic Partnersips for Development - United Kingdom at Global Brigades, Inc. Student of MSc Global History (Erasmus Mundus) at London School of Economics http://uk.linkedin.com/in/ggillette http://www.globalbrigades.org/ James Poulter Tax Analyst at Ernst & Young http://uk.linkedin.com/in/jamesroypoulter Jazz Rasool Professional Training & Coaching Consultant and Contractor http://uk.linkedin.com/pub/jazz-rasool/1/408/5b5 http://www.socialvitamins.co.uk/ http://www.socialvitamins.co.uk/docs/socialshifts.pdf http://www.energydiamond.com/ http://www.energydiamond.com/edc.pdf Loïs Acton Broadcast Media Consultant and Professional http://uk.linkedin.com/pub/loïs-acton/3/b6/309 Murugesu Selvaratnam Independent Events Services Professional Past Psychiatrist and General Practitioner at NHS Human Services http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=139390798 Raghavan Selvaratnam Junior Analyst - Consumer Goods at Veritas Asset Management http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=6597269 Neil Bachelor Owner, Pure Questions http://uk.linkedin.com/pub/neil-bachelor/10/b96/a99 Neil ( neil [at] careersproject [dot] org ) writes: I would welcome any interest and/or feedback in the non-profit psychometric profiling, job-matching and e-portfolio service I'm working on: http://careersproject.org Sam Aldenton Workplace management and space innovation http://uk.linkedin.com/pub/sam-aldenton/34/552/339 We didn't fit in a tour on the day but Sam ( sam [at] aldenton [dot] org ) welcome's inquiries about use of the space at The Exchange. Sofia-Chezene Theophilou Broadcaster and Expert in Family-Friendly Policies/Services/Products http://www.londonfamilytv.com Viranga Dippita President at Roehampton University Business Club & Society.1st Year undergraduate student. http://uk.linkedin.com/pub/viranga-dippita/42/792/735