FEBRUARY FAWNBRAKE SOCIAL
The next Social takes place at our usual home away from home Brunswick House on Thursday 28th February.
This is open to all registered Fawnbrakers, friends and Fawnbrake Curious.
It’s a chance to have a drink, have a chat and meet some interesting folk. We’ll be using this Social as a bit of a “Working Social” to prep for the Open AGM which will take place in March.
DUE TO CIRCUMSTANCES BEYOND OUR CONTROL - THE AGM IS BEING POSTPONED UNTIL MARCH, MORE DETAILS TO FOLLOW. APOLOGIES.
FAWNBRAKE OPEN AGM - postponed
The Fawnbrake Collective is now officially one year old, we have 154 Fawnbrakers active on our Slack workspace, nearly 300 signed up as Fawnbrake Friends and Fawnbrake has been cited in publications such as the FT, Metro, the i, Marketing Week and Campaign and BBC Radio London as a new agency “hack” attempting a different model of modern working. We’ve worked with 10 clients commercially (Google, Tandem, Nestle, Carlsberg, DaZn, IPA, HiyaCar, One&Only Resorts, HeadSpace, Sky), and brought in 30 Fawnbrakers on those projects. We’ve worked on 4 in a pro-bono capacity through StratHacks (Maggie’s Cancer Care, Founders4Schools, Trekstock, The Abram Wilson Foundation) and brought together 50 Fawnbrakers and friends. We have found that all our projects to date have been responsive. In as much as we get a brief in, and then we build a bespoke team. We would like to flip that model in 2019 and think more pro-actively about new Fawnbrake products and services that we can build both from - and for - the talent within the Collective. The AGM is an opportunity to work and think together about what we think The Fawnbrake Collective could be going forward in a way that works commercially, sustainably and practically for all those involved. We’d love as many of you as possible to be involved in that conversation.
While The Fawnbrake Collective is a virtual collective held together on Slack, we are slightly old-fashioned in that we believe that cultures are made better in person. So with that in mind we have 3 real-world Fawnbrake events that bring Fawnbrakers together, to work, to learn together and to socialise. These are London based at the moment.
These are open to all you don't have to be a signed up Fawnbraker, just get in touch. Twitter is usually the channel with the latest info and news and probably the easiest place to find and connect with Sera and Amelia. https://twitter.com/fawnbrake
The first event that we do are called #StratHacks, which are evening/night strategy hackathons for charities. Once described as being like “CrossFit for your brain”, StratHacks are a chance to come together with a smart and diverse group of people, running hard at a problem together and building a strategy prototype by the end of the evening. We’d like these to be monthly in 2019.
FieldTrips are trips out to galleries, lectures and theatres with coffees afterwards. We love working with a diverse gang of smart people who's brains think differently and Field`Trips are a great way of sharpening and opening our thinking. Our last FieldTrip was the incredible spoken word show Misty by Arinzé Kene which is transferring to the West End so go and see it! These take place as and when Fawnbrakers suggest.
Last but not least we have our Socials which take place at the wonderful Brunswick House in Vauxhall. If you haven't been before then you're in for a treat, a crumbling Georgian mansion tucked away in the modernity of Vauxhall. We've had all our Socials there, we love the place and everything that Jackson Boxer and his team are creating there. It's a special place full of histories and stories and life. We usually have an external speaker - these have included author and social entrepreneur Sam Conniff Allende, and journalist Annie Auerbach. These take place quarterly.