On Nov 24, Be An Idea had headed to Kabil Village for our second Batam Build with non-government organisation Habitat for Humanity. It was the second time for the brand strategy consultancy and its friends to help build strong communities.
On June 9, Be An Idea sent a volunteer team to the Indonesian island of Batam to collaborate with Habitat for Humanity’s mission to provide affordable housing for locals as well as support our personal mission to build thriving communities. The 6-strong team, led by founder Nadim van der Ros, was made up of Be An Idea team members and volunteers from our extended network.
In January, Fuze Night brought together people who were keen to learn, meet and share their ideas, to build better together. We heard from General Assembly, GRAB, Dakota Adventures and Tango 5 share inspiring narratives of social change.
In November, Fuze Night brought together people who were keen to learn, meet and share their ideas, to build better together. We heard from Think Big Communications, Pangdemonium, UN Women and Jia Foundation share inspiring stories of their work, and took part in a giving experiment, organised by The Social Co. for Giving Week.
We jointly hosted women leaders in social innovation, in conjunction with the Young Women's Leadership Connection's Ladies' Night - and heard from NVPC, the Awesome Foundation, The Social Pantry and BLESS - Bringing Love to Every Single Soul.
Environmentally-responsible, social good and business innovation ideas were shared by #Up2Degrees, Samaritans of Singapore, The Singapore Centre for Social Enterprise, raiSE and ServisHero. Read on to find out more.
Our Fuze Night August edition featured the folks that are building social movements in Singapore and beyond. Martin Tan, from SMU's Institute of Societal Leadership, talked on what it takes to lead society. Mizah Rahman and Daniel Ong talked on engaging communities to different ways to make them stronger. Lastly, Paul Foster shared his journey's into philanthropy from a personal space.
Have a look at the highlights from July's edition of Fuze Night, where we heard from:
Kok Xinghui, Straits Times
Geraldine Ang, UNHCR
Kimberly & Kelly Sim
Scott Lai, Paint the Town Red
Kari Tamura, SAMASAMA
A large crowd packed Artistry for the Fuze Night June event, as all present heard from Alvin Li (Givo), Denise Chow (Yellow Ribbon Project), Peter Draw and Avishek Das (Twitter). A newly-formed musical collaboration, LILO - our very own Rebekah Lin and Lin Jiahe provided relaxing entertainment for the evening.
We had a record turnout at our Fuze Night May event with over 120 people attending. Cramming into the cool and trendy Lepark space, the audience got to hear stories of collaborations making a difference from Wong Li-Lin, Bjorn Low (Edible Garden City), Carmen Low (Lepark), Jay Che (Circus in Motion) and Deryne Sim (Pink Dot SG). Tim de Cotta also performed original soulful pieces to entertain the crowd!
Fuze Night landed on 30 March and was a celebration of International Women's Day with three strong women sharing their experiences in the philanthropy space and how they are making the world a better place - Esther Nai from the Salesforce Foundation, Tessa Kwek from Children of Cambodia and Jane Gane from Young Women's Leadership Connection. Guest performances by Zsa Zsa Scorpion and Amanda Tee.
Over sixty guests gathered for an evening of fun and inspiration at Ya Kun Kaya Toast (Orchard Central) for Be An Idea’s Vision 2.1 event held on the last Wednesday of February.
On January 27, Singapore’s non-profit rockstars and local change-makers came together for Fuze Night, a unique bi-monthly event for the social sector to network, enjoy speakers and live music, and enhance their professional know-how. Artistry Café generously hosted the evening and was soon packed solid by the high event turnout.
Inspiring. Funny. Moving. Awesome. These are just some of the words event attendees used to describe Be An Idea's Vision 2.0 event which profiled talented thought-leaders from international non-profits to local social enterprises.
More than 60 professionals and volunteers from the non-profit and social impact space joined us at Artistry Café for Be An Idea’s 4th Fuze Night, making it our most successful event to date.
On July 22, Fuze Nights landed at Artistry Cafe for another social night serving Singapore’s philanthropy community, providing a welcome break from saving the world. The evening represents an opportunity to relax, connect and learn for the social impact sector. In all, over 30 professionals from social causes, non-profits and community organisations attended the event and 50 viewers joined the live stream of the event.
Over 30 social impact leaders and innovators attended the first ever Fuze Night event at Artistry on June 24. The event, loosely emulating what Web Wednesday is for digital folks, aims to bring together people from the social impact space for a relaxed evening of connecting and the opportunity to hear industry insights from a respected speaker in a particular field.
Held at Artistry for its fourth installment, Be an Idea Vision 1.4 presented stories of inspiration around social enterprises. Five social innovators shared how they were making a difference on their own terms.
The third chapter of Be An Idea’s Vision kicked off last Wednesday evening on the top floor of Lime House, one of the many trendy restaurants that have emerged along Keong Saik Road over the last few years.
Part of an effort to inspire social narratives in Singapore, Vision takes place once a month, with a variety of socially inclined individuals taking the helm. This program featured a series of six speaker sessions, run in the style of Pecha Kucha.
Like its predecessor that was held in late January, Vision 1.2 is a platform for social change-makers to speak about the causes they’re supporting; a chance for them to not so much give a sales pitch for the organisations that they’ve aligned themselves with, but just to tell their stories.