I’ve just finished writing ‘Learning from the Labs: how to fund and deliver social tech for charities and social enterprises.’ (You can get a free copy here.) The guide is the summation of what my co-author James and I have learnt while delivering, observing, and in James’ case evaluating, the Innovation Labs. The Labs initiative was a Comic Relief […]
Imagine you’re a young person of the future. Imagine you’re a young person living right on the fringes of your society. Imagine you’re a young person who’s spent the last 12 years in traditional schooling, has had enough and can’t wait to leave, even though you’ve no qualifications and only a handful of life skills. […]
What’s the most important part of your grant funding bid? What’s the one thing that will shape how your bid’s assessor rates the rest of it? It’s how you begin it. Because even in the world of bid writing first impressions matter most. A brilliant first impression casts the rest of your bid in a brilliant light. […]
Digital apps and services are slowly changing the way we tackle society’s problems. They’re usually created by social startups and small, motivated charities and organisations who want to find a better way to do what they do. But creating products that actually change people’s lives and become sustainable is tough work. Getting the right mix […]
Since I started out as a children’s advocate in 2002 I’ve been searching for effective ways of involving children & young people in service development. Not ways where young people are just consulted with, nor where they lead the process and make the decisions, but where they are actively involved as equals, developing ideas and […]
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10. You’re at a party and want to demonstrate that the advocacy profession is fully part of the 21st century and isn’t afraid to merge work/life boundaries. 9. You’re interested in understanding the cultural context of the lives of your clients who interact in the Web 2.0 world, especially since social media has become the […]