Civil Society

My new year’s wish list

The festivities are over and civil society is back at work. So what, perhaps, might our hopes be for the year ahead?  Short of a major change in government policy, here is my own particular wish list…. That grant funders and public sector commissioners think longer term, allowing organisations to plan more effectively, innovate, develop,… Continue reading My new year’s wish list

Training

Can a webinar really replace a workshop?

There has to be a better way. Many of us spend far too long travelling to and from work, whether it's the daily commute, or travelling to a meeting or event. It’s not the first time I’ve felt like this, and it certainly isn’t an issue unique to me. But stuck in heavy traffic returning… Continue reading Can a webinar really replace a workshop?

Civil Society, Politics

Shouldn’t the voluntary sector be making calls for a final say?

  What a shambles. The government has released another tranche of papers on what to expect if there is no deal, but the shape of a final outcome is still no clearer. Yet it’s the biggest and most significant event in decades. Undoing almost 50 years of EU membership will affect almost every aspect of… Continue reading Shouldn’t the voluntary sector be making calls for a final say?

Social Media

Five tips to avoid a social media meltdown

Among the usual Facebook posts about silly pets, tasty meals and holidays are those showing friends and family having fun. But what if your great night out was caught on video? A laugh yes, but maybe not so funny if your drunken antics were seen online by your employer? The instant nature of social media,… Continue reading Five tips to avoid a social media meltdown