Pizza for Losers

One of the best events I’ve been to. A chance to really reflect in a totally authentic and open environment. Pretty much every speaker managed to combine being quite vulnerable in front of an audience with also being hilarious.

You learn more from failure than we do success…so why don’t we talk about it enough?

I founded Pizza for Losers in January 2019 to give a platform to the important

Emily Petty, Ben Swart, Daniyal Gilani, Josh Leigh & Lizzi Hollis at Pizza for Losers #IoFFC

conversations around failure; its necessary and normal place on the route to success and the lessons it can teach you in confidence, resilience, and direction.

Pizza for Losers debuted in June 2019 in London and Newcastle with two sold-out crowds, fourteen top speakers from large national charities to local creatives and of course, plenty of pizza.  It returned briefly as part of the IoF National Convention line-up in July.

The response was MEGA, the learnings were meaningful and the appetite for a Pizza for Losers return is HUGE – so that’s what happened!

In January 2021, Pizza for Losers Online streamed to a global audience of 200+ fundraisers hungry for some failure-themed learning.

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See you in the front row!