BrumWomenLdrs conference Nov 28th 2016: Wakelet

The Inspiring Birmingham Women in Leadership summit explored a number of current challenges facing aspiring female leaders in the city – which lags at, or near, the bottom of many performance tables comparing the UK’s Core Cities. A recent statistical analysis report for Birmingham entitled ‘Women in the labour market’ showed that female participation in […]

Charities campaigning using social media: reading list

Political campaigning and the dangers of social media, Neil Burton, Mills & Reeve, 17/1/2015 The role of technology in the presidential election, The Economist, 20/11/2016 Community Action and Social Media: A Review of the Literature, Kevin Harris and Angus McCabe, TSRC, January 2017 Community Action and Social Media: Trouble in Utopia? Kevin Harris and Angus McCabe, TSRC, February 2017

Collaboration between sectors: examples

Examples of collaboration between sectors, public and voluntary, are sometimes difficult to find so we’re going to store them here when we do find them. A revolution on the Isle of Wight? How island became health hub pioneer, Caroline Davies, The Guardian, Jan 20th 2016 “…A busy room at St Mary’s hospital in Newport, it […]

CRMs for charities

With thanks to Charity Finance for most of the list content [we added the URLs] In CRM (customer relationship management), CRM software is a category of software that covers a broad set of applications designed to help businesses manage many of the following business processes: customer data, customer interaction, access business information, automate sales. Here […]

Digital skills in the UK: resources

We need to increase the level of basic digital skills in the UK, especially amongst small non-profits – here’s links to some great resources which we at RnR Organisation been gathering for the benefit of smaller organisations in civil society, for use at events like meetups, unconferences and workshops  (updated May 2018): Basic digital skills framework, […]

Digital WM (Manifesto)

Our Community Our Activity Our Manifesto (787 kB, PDF): our ideas and plans for increasing digital skills levels and the use of digital technology for impact by the voluntary sector in Birmingham and the West Midlands Transforming the voluntary sector: using digital skills, data, information, knowledge to build a better world

Digital WM News

Digital WM News is a free monthly compilation of (mainly) #techforgood news, events/training, offers/tips, people, reading/listening and digital vacancies of interest to people in the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sectors and anyone else who wants to increase their digital skills and knowledge in the VCSE sectors and use the web or mobile technology for […]

E-newsletters: Net Squared Midlands, Mar 2017: Wakelet

E-newsletters meetup Do you, or do you want to, publish a newsletter for charities/non-profits? Have you got some ideas, hints and tips to share with other members? WAKELET of our Net Squared Midlands 2017 March meetup Speakers: Colin Marsh, Ecumenical Development Officer, Birmingham Churches Together Colin will talk about their enews and how it fits […]

Fighting Back Exhibition, Impact Hub Birmingham, Apr 2017: Story

This was an exhibition for the Fighting Back project, an oral history project documenting experiences and case studies of victims of domestic violence, service users and service providers and their journeys. Organised at Impact Hub Birmingham for a domestic violence charity who work with homeless and vulnerable women to break the cycle of abuse, violence and […]