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Three charities to pitch for £21k at Sage Summit UK

Three charities to pitch for £21k at Sage Summit UK

Three charities will this week have a chance to for a share of £21,000 at the Sage Summit UK in London.

Charities PIPWorking Chance and Hire a Hero will pitch to a panel of Sage executives as well as Sage Business Partner Sponsors and delegates at the two-day event at ExCel London. The fast-pitch session will be run by Philanthropitch, running an event outside the US for the first time.

The charities are being given the opportunity to win capital to expand their organisation and its work. Each charity will have just five minutes to make its pitch.

from Sage Business Partner Sponsors

The £21,000 funding has been donated by Sage Partners Pinnacle, Acuity and Datel.

The awards on offer are:

£10,000 grant – Judges Panel Award

£7,000 grant – Audience vote via live text award

£4,000 grant – Audience vote via live text award


£25k Big Give donation

The three charities will also share £25,000 from Sage as its ‘Big Give’ donation. This is part of Sage’s commitment to raising $1m for good causes. Sage Foundation’s focus is on supporting young people, women and military veterans.

This week, first place will be awarded £12k, second place £8k and third place £5k.

The distribution will be decided by delegates at the conference. Everyone at Sage Summit Tour UK will be handed a Big Give coin. All they have to do is visit Sage Foundation‘s booth, where you they learn more about their work, and cast their vote for one of the three charities.

James Spencer, MD of Pinnacle, one of the sponsors, explains:

“I attended Sage Summit Chicago in 2016 when Sage Chief Financial Officer, Steve Hare set a $1 million fundraising target so that Sage colleagues, customers and partners could all work together to do more good for our communities. We have been following Sage’s global foundation for change and admiring its efforts to date.

“When the opportunity arose to become involved in the Big Give we immediately signed up there and then. It is great that three local non-profit partners are set to benefit from the campaign and I wish them all the very best of luck”.

The Big Give Live – powered by Philanthropitch, is being hosted in ICC Capital Suite 14, from 15.00 – 15.45 on Thursday 6th April, Sage Summit UK, ExCel London.



Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world's first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp.

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