The joy of the internet for many of us is the wealth of information that is available at a free or reasonable cost. With anyone able to publish anything (witness this blog) with few barriers there is someone, somewhere in the world who want to share opinions or facts with the rest of the world. … More On-line Information About Your Organization
I attended the above (organized by Support Staffordshire – thanks Natalie) last Thursday, the day of the general election, to catch up with colleagues in the not-for-profit sector. Set up as a market place in the Red St Community Centre it was good to see a full room with a couple of funders and a wide … More Newcastle under Lyme Voluntary Sector Forum
On the glorious weather last Saturday dedicated volunteers and workers from Burlsem Jubilee Project, Middleport Matters and Sanctus, organizations operating in Stoke on Trent, spent their valuabe time in a training session with yours truly. We spent a few hours discussing and practicing the skills which go to make a sucessful funding application. Thanks to … More Training on Funding Applications
There has been much said and written over the last few years about the relationship between the Not-for-profit and Public Sectors following on from the decrease government allocates to provide services and the increase in work for Not-for-profits as the try to cover the deficit in services. It has been in the thoughts published by … More Not-for-profits & the Public Sector
I know that I am getting on in years as I find items that others seem to find of little import and mentioning them to all and sundry. Fortunately I have the internet to aid me in my quest and I can throw my obsessions out to the world at large in the knowledge that … More Zeds & Quickly (a whimsical post)
I was wandering around Walsall and, never having visited before, spent some time just looking around and perhaps because it was a new place I cast my gaze further up and down than usual. From this I noticed that above the shop fronts with their plastic signs and facades there were some interesting sights. Old … More Look Up
After a long break I was yesterday back in front of a group of people in the role of trainer / talker, something I love and yesterday made me realize how much I have missed it. I had been invited by the lovely people of Newcastle Friendship Club to talk about the ‘Five Ways to … More In Front of an Audience Again!
Usually I am not overly concerned about logos. I know that some organizations spend a great deal of time and money over getting just the right logo. My viewpoint is that the resources expended should be judiciously considered. Is the logo going to convey the right message and instantly get people to use your services? … More Logos – how much are they worth?
This week the Charity Commission and the Information Commissioner’s Office have issued a joint warning over two charities that did not fulfil their legal committement storing and using information (see Charity Commission statement). Groups can be caught up in their day to day operation and can forget that have repsoniblities to store and use data appropriateley. As a side note … More Data Protection Warning