When we give ourselves permission to fail we, at the same time, give ourselves permission to excel

Eloise Ristad

An event like no other.

Two afternoons in two locations of inspiring talks from some of the charity sector's top leaders and local creatives to show the work and failure that is necessary, and normal, on the road to success.

So often we see the polished, end result which seems so out of reach for someone taking their first step. Through openness and honesty in a relaxed, safe environment we can learn from others and accept failure as a necessity if we want to succeed.

The vibe is honest, real and engaging short talks. And then we network over pizza...

Our speakers will share their own personal experiences with failure, and how it helped shape the success of their future.

GUEST SPEAKERS

Kate Lee

CEO
CLIC Sargent


Session Title:
When my personal values have stopped me seeing sense: Failure from conflicting ideas about what is the right thing to do?

Location:
Newcastle

Favourite Pizza:
Anything veggie

Damian O’Broin

Director
ASK Direct


Session Title:
Good failure, bad failure and what-the-hell? failure

Location:
Newcastle

Favourite Pizza:
Margherita

Ross Millard

Founder of Summer Streets Music Festival & Musician
The Futureheads


Session Title:
It all starts with an accident

Location:
Newcastle

Favourite Pizza:
Margherita

Ashley Elliott

Fundraising Manager
St Oswald's Hospice


Session Title:
Fundraising Firsts Gone Wrong

Location:
Newcastle

Favourite Pizza:
Anything vegetarian!

Charlie Mussett

Senior Ops Manager
The Great Run Company


Session Title:
What could possibly go wrong?...

Location:
Newcastle

Favourite Pizza:
Cheese, tomato, nduja

Julia Ammon

Trusts Programme Manager
Blesma, The Limbless Veterans


Session Title:
The Communication Passport Project that never travelled, and what it taught me about project funding

Location:
Newcastle

Favourite Pizza:
Ham, pineapple, mushroom and sweetcorn

Lesley Pinder

Head of Supporter Experience
British Red Cross


Session Title:
How you fail by fearing failure. My tales of self sabotage

Location:
London

Favourite Pizza:
Ham and pineapple

Wayne Murray

Strategy Director
Audience


Session Title:
How to deliver the worst performing DM campaign in a charity's history

Location:
London

Favourite Pizza:
Capricciosa

Andy King

Chair of Trustees
Raising Futures Kenya


Session Title:
Failing to plan for the long-term

Location:
London

Favourite Pizza:
Hawaiian

Kate Collins

CEO
Teenage Cancer Trust


Session Title:
What I’ve learned from getting – and doing - jobs I definitely shouldn’t have got

Location:
London

Favourite Pizza:
Vegetarian but NEVER WITH PINEAPPLE

Shonali Rodriguez

Motivational Coach


Session Title:
How to genuinely not feel afraid of failure; no more fake it ‘til you make it’

Location:
London

Favourite Pizza:
Pizza Express’ Fiorentina (egg, spinach and a donation to charity - what’s not to love?)

Henry Rowling

Founder
Flying Cars


Session Title:
Failure is not fatal, it's phenomenal

Location:
London

Favourite Pizza:
Prevelo meat pizza

Danyial Gilani

Tech Consultant/Trustee
Muslim Youth Helpline


Session Title:
Nobody knows young people better than young people

Location:
London

Favourite Pizza:
Anything that’s got vegan cheese (or no cheese), is halal and doesn’t have egg, dairy or nuts

Saffron Mee

Creative Freelancer
Live Theatre


Session Title:
The art of self-destruction

Location:
Newcastle

Favourite Pizza:
Anything funghi

Alexis Strum

Writer/Performer
& Public Speaker


Session Title:
The Time I Almost

Location:
London

Favourite Pizza:
Margherita

When?

London: June 5th
Newcastle: June 12th

Where?

London:
The Den,
14 Bedford Square,
London,
WC1B 3JA

Newcastle:
The Black Swan,
67 Westgate Road,
Newcastle,
NE1 1SG

What time?

12pm-5pm
(later if drinks reception)

Tickets?

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Brought to you by:
Venue sponsor - London:
charity-people
Venue sponsor - Newcastle:
edenbrown
Pizza Sponsor:
agents-of-good
Programme Sponsor:
Third-Sector-Protect
Speaker Sponsor - London:
open_logo