Christine Grahame MSP sums up how a lot of us in the third sector feel about Parliamentary Motions: Oh no not another Motion—That the Parliament notes that, of around 10,000 motions lodged during the current parliamentary session, the word “congratulates” appears 4,584 times, “award” 1,500
I sat on the recent Commission on Strengthening Local Democracy evidence panel session looking at Digital Democracy which has got me thinking more about the importance of digital within the Scottish third sector. I’ve written a short piece on digital exclusion and the role of
I’m relaxing with a much needed beer after Social Media for Social Good. It was a particularly good line-up of speakers and workshops this time, combining thought provoking talks with genuinely useful workshops – definitely no chaff. Thanks to everyone who ran a workshop or
I was asked to take part in a Commission on Strengthening Local Democracy evidence panel session looking at Digital Democracy this week. You can watch the full session above or if you’d rather be spared my rants here’s what I see as some of the
This post was edited on 11th March to simplify the sign-up process. Back in January I helped Angus Council programme the first #DigitalAngus event, bringing together people interested in social media for social good. One of the key pieces of feedback from attendees was the
Photo credit: mkhmarketing The eagle-eyed among you will notice I was speaking about Facebook’s tenth anniversary on Scotland Tonight this week. This gave me a good chance to reflect on how the world’s biggest social network has changed the way third sector organisations communicate.
For the last two years the good people of Twitter have rallied together to give homeless children across Scotland a Christmas to remember. Shelter Scotland have hundreds of boys and girls – aged from 6 months to 16 years – at their families projects who might not
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Well the post title says it all really. I now have the pleasure of working with national counselling, mediation and family support charity Relationships Scotland as their Head of Communications – two days per week. I’m incredibly excited about this new position and look forward
I’m running a full-day Introduction to Social Media course for the lovely people at TCV on 23rd May. They’ve kept cost down – £50 – so it’s affordable for all sizes of community group. You don’t need to be a TCV member to come along.