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News, Social Media

“Brilliant, I’ve learnt loads”

There is a clear need for training on using social media to good effect in the voluntary and community sector. Green Pepper's programme of social media workshops have proved popular and the most recent event in Rugby, held in partnership with Warwickshire CAVA, saw an interested and engaged group of participants. The workshops have all… Continue reading “Brilliant, I’ve learnt loads”

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Civil Society

Voluntary sector and trade unions: the need for common cause has never been greater

Voluntary sector organisations and trade unions have much in common. They seek social justice for their beneficiaries, they rely heavily on volunteers to help organise and support beneficiaries; and they rely on non-paid bodies to oversee their strategic direction and governance. Both types of organisation are also heavily regulated; and scrutinised by a sceptical, often… Continue reading Voluntary sector and trade unions: the need for common cause has never been greater

Leadership & Management

Good leadership requires more than vision. It requires trust

In his second blog post for Clore Social leadership, Green Pepper director David Green argues that trust is fundamental to social leadership. As well as financial integrity, an absence of conflicted interests, and ethical investments, David says social leaders should listen to, and above all, value and respect the contributions made by staff and volunteers: "In… Continue reading Good leadership requires more than vision. It requires trust

News

Enthusiastic and engaging union reps

A weekend spent in a meeting room with a group of union reps may not sound particularly exciting, but it proved to be a most uplifting event. The engagement, enthusiasm and commitment shown by the eight reps present really underlined the value of trade unions and the positive contribution they make to modern workplaces. The… Continue reading Enthusiastic and engaging union reps