Facilitating online delivery: Celebrate Sandwell 2020

Background: Sandwell Networkers Group We support the Sandwell Networkers Group which brings together up to 500 individuals and community-led groups in Sandwell and has over 250 members on its Facebook page. The group has run an annual in person celebration event, Celebrate Sandwell. 2020 was to be the fourth year of the event. Because of […]

Supporting small local charities: Ashiana Community Project

  We have been working with Ashiana Community Project (aka ACP group) in Sparkbrook, Birmingham for several years on business development, arts and cultural projects, governance and most recently, social media management. ACP’s mission is to “enable the people of Sparkbrook, and the surrounding area, to improve their quality of life by working together in […]

Supporting tech for good unconferences: VCSSCamp

HOW VCSSCAMP STARTED In 2013 three individuals working in or with third sector infrastructure organisations, including Pauline Roche, decided that staff, volunteers and trustees (Board Members) of Local Infrastructure Organisations (LIOs) should have an opportunity to get together and discuss issues and initiatives concerning information, communication and the role of Digital Technology. Thus VCSSCamp, the unconference, […]

Supporting tech for good meetups: Net Squared Midlands

NetSquared Midlands is a regular free event for people interested in using web or mobile technology for social good around the Midlands. Organisation It is currently co-organised by Pauline Roche and Ted Ryan and in the past we had another colleague with whom we have co-operated with on other tech for social good projects, Paul […]

Supporting small businesses: web & social media sites appraisal

Small businesses/organisations website/social media platform checks As small business owners ourselves, and because of our communications and information management experience, we sometimes get asked by other small business owners and voluntary organisations to have a look at their website or social media pages before they go live, or soon after. We are able to advise […]

Supporting regional funders group: WM Funders Network

(Post updated to reflect change of name and legal status of organisation, Sept 2017) Pauline uses her extensive strategic knowledge, networks and experience to serve on the Board of CIO WM Funders Network (WMFN) (formerly Charitable Trusts West Midlands), the regional funders network. In 2015 then-CTWM celebrated the 40th anniversary of its establishment. Celebrations included […]