Crowdsourcing: support for voluntary organisations
5th May 2009
I was writing an email to B.Strong today about how digital media can be used to help voluntary organisations market themselves and generally do whatever they do more effectively.
B.Strong (part of the Council) provides organisational development support and capacity building training to voluntary organisations and community groups and is putting on a series of workshops for voluntary organisations that support excluded communities, especially BME, Migrant, Refugee and New
Communities. Donna, my colleague, and I offered to help them include some training in using online tools for marketing in their programme following a meeting last week.
Now here comes the ‘crowdsourcing’ bit:I promised to put together a list of people and places that voluntary organisations can go to for support, so that they don’t go away from their session without knowing whom to turn to.
Needless to say, I’ll mention the excellent Social Media Surgeries; and I will encourage them to build collective support networks through Twitter, blogs etc. and to ask their kids to work out how to do stuff for them. (I think this would be a good opportunity for children to get informal work experience.)
If you have any other sources of support that I could add to the list, then please add a comment (below), or email me on email@example.com. Information on B.Strong’s sessions are attached here: Leaflet re. B.Strong training.