Two panels will discuss the impact, current trends and future of crowdfunding and peer to peer models of funding. First, hear from local projects who have successfully crowdfunded including; how they built their support? The wider benefits including building an audience and volunteers and how they continued to engage the crowd beyond a campaign. Then we will hear from a panel of experts including; leading thinker and practitioner on crowdfunding, Tim Wright; Research Fellow at Northumbria University, Jo Briggs, who uses practice-led design approaches to explore emergent socio-technical systems; and, Jason Nuttall, Programme Director of

Lunch, by The Stand, will be provided after the event.

Tim Wright

Tim Wright is Director and co-founder of twintangibles a UK based management consultancy that helps organisations create value through accessing the crowd economy. A leading thinker and practitioner on crowdfunding Tim provides expert insight to the OECD, European Commission and the Scottish Government and is author of The Scottish Crowdfunding Report.

Tim has keynoted conferences across Europe, USA, Africa, India and New Zealand. He is co-author, with Daniela Castrataro, of “Crowdfunding - Come finanziarsi online.” and “Ideas to Reality” co-authored with John Reid. His forthcoming books “Crowdfunding To Win” and “CrowdAsset – Crowdfunding for Policy Makers” will be published in 2019.

Jo Briggs
Jo Briggs is a researcher and teacher in the School of Design at Northumbria University, where she uses practice-led design approaches to explore emergent socio-technical systems. These include designing for alternative and parallel economies such as crowdfunding, timebanking, and devolved and participatory forms of local government resourcing.

Jo led a project on crowdfunding which looked at the ‘more than money’ benefits beyond the simple economic measures of success, as well as some of the practical challenges of both running campaigns and also managing platforms. One paper proposes that, rather than a ‘crowd’, a paying public emerges as it develops collective interest, and funds a particular outcome through placing its accumulated money— available at: The team ran an associated programme of ‘how to’ awareness raising, discussions and evaluations that enabled us to apply our emerging insights to feedback to organisations and key individuals; and to capture the crowdfunding experience more fully than existing popular taxonomies (e.g. ‘donation’, ‘rewards’, ‘equity’, investment’).

Jason Nutall

Jason Nuttall is a poacher turned gamekeeper, having spent years securing grant and contract income for charities and social enterprises, in more recent years he’s been responsible for overseeing a number of large funding programmes for national funders. As Programme Director at Crowdfunder, he develops impactful partnerships with match funders including the likes of Santander, Community Foundations and Sport England.

Crowdfunding is creating social, economic and community-led impacts across the UK – not only by enabling people, communities, charities and businesses to raise funds but by raising awareness, support and unlocking extra funding for making great ideas a reality. Crowdfunder has only been around for 5 years, but in that time it has helped raise over £55m for good causes and is constantly on the lookout for like-minded partners to work and share learning with.

Duration: 2 hours

Finish: 12:30 pm