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Kivo work with many inspirational charities in the UK, and lead research into the sector to help drive change into the 21st Century.
Kivo’s vision is to bring people and organisations closer together to deliver sustainable change across not for profit organisations, in an increasingly digital world.
Kelly Southcott is an independent transformational change consultant. She founded Kivo to bring people together, to help charities make a difference, and without having to rely on expensive models that don’t suit the sector.
Hi there, I’m Kelly.
“Like many of us in the sector, I first turned up because I wanted to make a difference.
I saw a need for a different social construct early on. I myself was brought up with a mix of privilege, and difficulties. Raised on a council estate, poverty, addiction, and mental health issues were part of my surroundings. I’m so grateful to everyone that’s been part of my ‘escape’, and I now work with some of the leading NGOs in the world.
I’m a thinker and my interest in the human mind has driven me to keep learning since I left school. I’ve studied various disciplines, from leadership and behavioural change, to life coaching, humanistic therapy and mindful meditation.
I’m creative, and I’m an outspoken introvert. I’m also a bit of a geek, so technology is something I became attached to early on. Over time though, I realised that tech can take control of us; if we don’t learn to take control of it. I founded Kivo to help organisations take back control of their own futures.
I’ve been lucky enough to work with some of the most exciting charities in the UK, notably leading both digital and marketing transformations at Cancer Research UK, digital transformation at Save the Children UK, and leading organisational strategy implementation across many others.”
“What I want more than anything is to see three things happen:
- Injustice and inequality across the globe stamped out, meaning everyone is treated fairly, with love and respect.
- Charities and organisations for social good working together to stand up to threats and make number one happen.
- People that are with me in wanting to make a difference are given the information, platform and tools to do that.
Of course, I understand that this is a huge undertaking, and I’ve got no delusions of grandeur – I don’t believe Kivo alone to be the solution. I want Kivo to be one of many solutions that work in collaboration.
That was why I reached out to others to complete the Future Charity research, which helped to highlight exactly what needs to change and gave us new insights on how we can do it.
So now, we continue to work across the sector and with individual charities to make that shift.
Behaviours aren’t easy to change, but we can – and do – change all the time. In an organisational or group context, the challenge lies in changing even when the culture won’t, and shifting capabilities within financial constraints.
That can be intimidating, and I started Kivo to help others be honest about that fear, and find ways to take it on.”