Want to help a Scottish charity and get a £10 Amazon voucher?

We’ll be carrying out some user-experience testing on an arts charity website soon and we need your help. If you’re over 18, can travel to Edinburgh or Glasgow and have 45 mins to spare  then we’d love to hear from you. Ideally we’re looking for people who don’t have a web/design background and you don’t need to know anything about the arts.

We’ll give you a few simple tasks to complete on the site and we’ll ask you your opinion on elements of the site as we go along. What you think about the website matters to us and by giving up 45 minutes of your time you’ll be helping the charity provide an even better service (we’ll be able to tell you who they are when you get in touch). Oh and did I mention there’s a £10 Amazon voucher in it for those who take part.

We’ll set a date/time that suits you – if you’re interested in taking part or simply want to find out more then get in touch: ross[@]thirdsectorlab.co.uk or @ThirdSectorLab or leave a comment below.

Donate your tweets


Yeah you heard right. Donate your tweets.

JustCoz have developed a tool which I’ve had daydreams about for ages but I haven’t had the time to do anything about. Put simply, it allows you to donate a tweet a day to your favourite cause.

Once you click the “Donate a Tweet a day” button on a cause page, you become a supporter for that cause. A non-profit can send messages through all their supporters. This means a message will be sent through your Twitter account with the content chosen by the cause.

I set up a Relationships Scotland page in about three minutes – http://justcoz.org/RelScot

For me this isn’t spam, twitterers get to pick a cause they believe in and if your supporters don’t like what you have to say then they simply ditch your messages with one click. I’m acutely aware that JustCoz won’t go down well with everyone though. I’d be really interested to hear what people think about it.