Heads of fundraising from over 50 schools gathered to a modern event space in Hawthorn on Thursday, 29 November, for Charidy’s inaugural discovery afternoon. Guests were treated to catered lunches and a short session of casual networking, before Charidy Managing Director Peretz Schapiro presented a slideshow with insights from a recent data project at Charidy, highlighting some intriguing stats and figures from over 140 campaigns.
The main part of the event featured a panel of Kathryn Austin of Melbourne Girls Grammar, Andrew Cole of Caulfield Grammar, and Kim Downes of Ruyton Girls’, who discussed their experiences crowdfunding with Charidy, before the floor was opened up to questions from the audience.
The next day, a similar event with coffee and breakfast was held in Richmond for 60 heads of fundraising from nonprofits. The panelists at the NFP event were Gary Samowitz of Stand Up, John Boyle of RSPCA, and Laurie Staub of National Trust of Australia, who gave the audience an insight into the world of crowdfunding and how it could benefit their organisation.
Charidy will be hosting more events in the coming year.