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Archive for October 2014

Carebnb – 4 lessons learned from the Airbnb ebola spoof

Ebola treatment tent in Liberia with Carebnb

[dc]I[/dc]n a very strange move this is my second blog post in as many days about a non-profit spoof Airbnb website. My post yesterday looked at lessons learned from Barnardo’s interesting #Carebandb campaign. Their campaign highlights the often squalid living conditions many care leavers face. One of my major concerns with the campaign was the fact…

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5 lessons learned from Barnardo’s #carebandb spoof website

#Carebnb screenshot

[dropcap]B[/dropcap]arnardo’s have just launched their fantastic #carebandb campaign to highlight the state of housing provision that care leavers face across the UK. Mimicking Airbnb, the campaign was devised in-house and is brilliantly executed. This type of campaign could be delivered relatively cheaply by most charities – what are the lessons learned? [mark]1. Provide a rich…

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10 Halloween social media, fundraising and content gems for non-profits

[dropcap]H[/dropcap]alloween is coming but how do you make the most of it? I’ve rounded up the most spooktacular (sorry, really sorry) social media and fundraising resources for charities. 1. 28 Halloween ideas to make your social media rock 2. 3 great examples of brand generated spooky content 3. Fundraising Tricks and Treats: Raise more than…

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11 must-read digital inclusion reports and case studies

I’ve been thinking a lot about digital inclusion for various reasons, so  I thought it would be worthwhile sharing some of my research. So here’s my eleven essential digital inclusion resources and research papers. There’s a definite Scottish focus to these and it’s worth noting they’re in no particular order: 1. Spreading the benefits of…

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What was the impact of the Commonwealth Games on Scottish charities?

During the Commonwealth Games, our Director Ross McCulloch @thirdsectorlab caught up with Sara Thomas @lirazelf  as part of #citizen2014 to give his views on how the games would affect Scottish charities. Here’s his take, but three months on, does it hold true? Do you feel as optimistic about the Commonwealth legacy now that the flags…

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Digital Scotland: future-proofing the third sector

We recently worked with the Health and Social Care Alliance on their #ourfuture14 conference. You can see the storify that our social reporter team produced here.  Our Director Ross has also contributed to ‘Imagining the Future’ – a collection of think pieces providing insight into some of the essential ingredients for shaping a fairer, healthier future Scotland.…

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Imagining the future: our social reporting at #ourfuture14

We were asked to provide social reporting support to the Health and Social Care Alliance for their #ourfuture14 conference. Our @rosiehopes trained up a team of six volunteers, carers, staff and people with lived experience of health and social care services and let them loose with smart phones. None of them were too shy to…

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