David Judge & Dom Ryan
David Judge has been a youth worker for 15 years, working with many different organisations nationally. Since 2011, David has been a Director of Global Hands. A Not-for-Profit global youth organisation. Most notably in 2013 Global Hands opened a Development Hub in The Gambia. Since then he has been working with groups and academic institutions from around the world to focus on how we can work together to overcome the issues young people face globally today. Finally, in 2017, David was part of the team that set up One Unite, who are a Not-for-Profit community utilities organisation.
Dom Ryan has owned and run a digital marketing agency in the North East for the past 5 years. During this time, he has worked with numerous charities and not for profits, increasing their online presence and generating new revenue streams to help them become self-sufficient.
He has now taken this philosophy one step further by co-founding One Unite Partnership. A Not for Profit with an aim to support charities, keeping much needed funds in the charitable sector by reducing core running costs and creating grants from their profits.
“One Unite: How can we be successful, sustainable and profitable, whilst being able to invest in our communities? “
The session is a most attend for three main reasons. In today's climate, One Unite feel as though they have been able to find an effective way to include all sectors of the working world into changing the way we look at community engagement. One Unite are also working towards breaking down the myth that VCSE organisations cannot be profitable unless they are going against the charitable aims. We are actively working to show that there is a way to be successful, sustainable and profitable, whilst being able to invest in our communities. Finally, One Unite wants to show that funding is not the only way to survive in the Third sector and with funding streams becoming harder to get hold of as well as being reduced, we believe that we have found a different way of working, which we want to share.
The session will cover how to become a successful community-focused organisation in 2018, without the need for funding. We will also look to explore what we as the Third sector can offer the public and what we can offer the private sector. We agree that there is a lot we as a sector can learn from the private sector, but we need to start to believe and realise that we have just as much, if not more, in some respects to offer. So we aim to show how we as a sector can start to improve on this.