On 30 September 2017 we participated in the Ideation Day organised by the Building an Equitable Future ThoughtWorks working group in London, U.K.

Aims

Along with organisations like Uncommon CacaoRightsInfoTUCWorld Wide Web Foundation and Civil Justice Council Work as well as technical and non-technical participants we collaborated in order to develop tech solutions to drive positive social impact with technology.

Next steps

One of our ideas “Disrupt Charitable Giving” was voted to be taken forward! Here’s it’s description:

 

This is not an attempt to get rid of charities, rather, it is an opportunity to give them a more advisory role as opposed to a logistical and administrative role. By creating a charitable platform which uses blockchain technology, we could potentially remove administrative and logistical costs that charities traditionally attract, and allow those former costs to go to the beneficiary instead. Charities would continue to advise where the money goes and how much, but would not have to handle the money themselves. Donors would have the option to act on their advice, knowing that the great majority of their donation would be going to the beneficiary rather than getting lost in bureaucracy and administration.

 

You’re welcome to join in and continue it’s development, more information can be found in the Meetup below, which was kick-started Wednesday 3 September. ThoughtWorks will be providing mentorship to build a prototype over the next 3 months, finishing in January with an external facing showcase event. Next Meetup will be 18 October 2017.

Event Impressions

Make sure to check out the event hashtag to see how it went! You can find some impressions below.