I’ve just had the bikes I love stolen

UPDATE: I’m now offering a £100 reward to anyone whose info directly results in me getting my Brodie Loki back. 

Those of you who know me will know I don’t own a car and I cycle most places. Well that’s come to an abrupt end as both my bicycles were stolen recently from the locked communal store area in my flat in Glasgow. That’s me above chatting to some pigs with the Brodie Loki that was stolen.

The bikes in question are:

Brodie Loki full-suspension mountain bike (photo below and above) RRP £1799

– Full Brodie Loki spec. Mine also has Shimano M525 pedals and Crudcatcher mudguards.

Edinburgh Bike Co-op Revolution Courier S1ngle singlespeed (photo below) RRP £250

– Mine also has Zefal slim mudguards, Wellgo Grey Platform pedals and a child seat fitting under the seat.

Given the value and rarity of the Brodie Loki I’m most annoyed about having that one knicked. But I really did love my singlespeed too, I now have no way of turning up to meetings sweaty.

The bike was imported from Canada, I’ve never seen anyone with one before and there’s literally a handful of the them in the UK. If that bike comes up for sale in Scotland I’m 99.999999% sure it’s mine. Mine is also fitted with Shimano M525 SPD pedals and crudcatchers.

If you see a Brodie Loki coming up for sale anywhere, especially eBay, Gumtree Glasgow or the Barras then please let me know: ross(@)thirdsectorlab.co.uk – 07515162686 – @ThirdSectorLab on Twitter.

You can also help spread the word by sharing this post on Twitter, Facebook or emailing your friends – social share buttons at the bottom of this post.

You can also print out a poster for your bike shop, etc.

Please, please help spread the word and maybe I can get my bikes back!


Brodie Loki ’08

Revolution Courier S1ngle ’10

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Four days left to be a #SocialMediaSanta

There’s just four days left to place your free delivery order with Amazon if you want to make it in time for Christmas. If you pay for delivery you’ve got a wee bit longer.

So it’s time to choose your present, make a homeless kid happy this year and join us as a #socialmediasanta

As you know we’ve decided to ditch corporate gifts this year. Instead we’ve given gifts on behalf of all our clients – making them each a #socialmediasanta.

Us Twitter users can make a real difference this Christmas, why not join us as a #socialmediasanta. Here’s how:

– Check out Amazon’s best selling toys & games. Lots of which are under a tenner. Other online retailers are available.

– Most of the kids are aged 7-12 so pick a gift you think they’d love.

– Add to Basket, use the project’s address at checkout (below) and add a wee message using the ‘gift’ option.

– Voila. You’ve made a kid who might not have otherwise got a present this year very happy.

Here’s the full address for your Amazon orders, if you live nearby you can drop off your present in person:

Shelter Families Project, 66a Victoria St, Blantyre, G72 0BS

The project received 20 presents last year, can we increase that number in 2012? I’ll be sending a toy to the Blantyre project this week, I’d urge everyone who follows me on twitter to do the same. Lets make it a really special Christmas!

You can let your followers know about it using the hashtag #socialmediasanta

 Here’s the top ten gifts Third Sector Lab have given so far on behalf of our clients…

 

Quantity
Price

BrainBox Inventions – Green Board Games

£9.81

You save:£0.19 ( 1%)

 

 

 

 

The Hunger Games Trilogy Classic boxed set – Suzanne Collins; Paperback

£11.99

You save:£11.98 ( 49%)

 

 

 

The LEGO® Ideas Book – Daniel Lipkowitz; Hardcover

£8.50

You save:£8.49 ( 49%)

 

 

 

Medical Carrycase – Peterkin

£8.49

You save:£0.50 ( 5%)

 

 

 

BrainBox World – Brainbox: The World

£8.81

 

 

 

The Creativity Hub Rory’s Story Cubes – The Creativity Hub

£8.19

You save:£1.81 ( 18%)

 

 

 

Charades For Kids Game – Paul Lamond Games

£6.95

You save:£4.00 ( 36%)

 

 

 

Super Stomp Rocket Kit – TKC

£10.43

You save:£1.56 ( 13%)

 

 

 

Tomy Screwball Scramble Game – Tomy

£8.99

You save:£4.00 ( 30%)

 

 

 

Caption It Card Game – John Adams

£11.00

You save:£8.99 ( 44%)

 

 

 

 

10 free tools to make your charity more productive

Below are the slides from my GCVS talk highlighting ten free tools which nonprofit professionals can use to make their organisation more productive. 

Most of the tools listed are ‘freemium’, giving you great functionality for nothing and when you want to scale up you pay a small fee for the privilege. Those which are totally free…well if you’re not paying for it; you’re the product

Here’s the 10 tools in no particular order…

1. Mailchimp

2. Wisestamp

3. Doodle

4. Evernote

5. Prezi

6. Hootsuite

7. IFTTT

8. Eventbrite

9. Kickstarter UK

10. Google (Drive, Docs, Apps, Analytics, Gchat, Gcalendar and Grants)


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Ditch the corporate Christmas gifts this year – become a #socialmediasanta

White_led_christmas_tree

Nobody wants a desk-sized LED Christmas tree with your company logo on it. Do your clients a favour this year and ditch the corporate Christmas gifts. Instead, become a #socialmediasanta and give a homeless child a Christmas to remember. So instead of ordering 50 of those tacky trees give a present to a child on behalf of each of your clients.

That’s exactly what I’m doing this year. If you’re a Third Sector Lab client you’ll each be giving an amazing present to a kid at Shelter Scotland’s Blantyre Families Project. No nasty branded desk calendar for you, I like you to much.

It’s a dead easy concept:

– Pick an online retailer who sells toys.

– Most of the kids are aged 7-12 so pick a gift you think they’d love.

– Add to basket, use the project’s address at checkout (below) and add a wee message.

– Voila. You’ve made a kid who might not have otherwise got a present this year very happy.

Here’s the full address for your orders, if you live nearby you can drop off your present in person:

#SocialMediaSanta, Shelter Families Project, 66a Victoria St, Blantyre, G72 0BS

 

The project received 20 presents last year, can we increase that number in 2012? 

You can let your Twitter followers know about it by sharing this blog post and using the hashtag #socialmediasanta 

 

 

FREE full-day social media basics training in Stirling – 11th Dec

 

Keep Scotland Beautiful is offering a FREE Social Media workshop at their offices in Stirling on 11th December for any community group members who have an interest in tackling climate change.  

  

‘Social media has changed the way people communicate – giving organisations an amazing opportunity to truly engage supporters, reach new audiences, influence key decision makers, build new partnerships and to promote their services. Hosted by Ross McCulloch, Founder of Third Sector Lab & Be Good Be Social, our social media workshop cuts through all the hype and jargon, helping you think strategically about Twitter & Facebook, blogging, video for the web and more. We’ll show you how to develop a simple social media strategy, how you can measure your success and how you can protect your staff with a robust policy & guidelines. You’ll come away from the workshop with everything you need to get started with social media work for your organisation.’

 

For more information or to book a place contact the CCF Team today at ccfenquiries@ksbscotland.org.uk

 

Places are limited and fill up quickly so email now to avoid disappointment.

FREE workshops on Prezi, Google Docs & Evernote in Glasgow on 10th Dec

As part of the GCVS AGM we’re programming a few workshops on Prezi, Google Docs & Evernote – along with a talk from me on 10 free tools to make you more productive online.

If you’d like to join us on the morning of Mon 10th Dec at The Albany Centre, Glasgow then download and fill out the booking form below then return it to john.robertson@gcvs.org.uk

It’s open to all, totally free and there’s even breakfast!

Oi Twitter – Lets all be a #socialmediasanta

Santa

Creative Commons image thanks to Axel Bührmann via Flickr.

Shelter Scotland have lots of kids from homeless families at their South Lanarkshire services who might not get a present this year.

Us Twitter users can make a real difference this Christmas, why not join me as a #socialmediasanta. Here’s how:

– Check out Amazon’s best selling toys & games. Lots of which are under a tenner.

– Most of the kids are aged 7-12 so pick a gift you think they’d love.

– Add to Basket, use the project’s address at checkout (below) and add a wee message.

– Voila. You’ve made a kid who might not have otherwise got a present this year very happy.

Here’s the full address for your Amazon orders, if you live nearby you can drop off your present in person:

Shelter Families Project, 66a Victoria St, Blantyre, G72 0BS

The project received 20 presents last year, can we increase that number in 2012? I’ll be sending a toy to the Blantyre project this week, I’d urge everyone who follows me on twitter to do the same. Lets make it a really special Christmas!

You can let your followers know about it using the hashtag #socialmediasanta