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What do you wish you’d known when you started blogging? Tips from @mindwaves1

As part of our work on Mind Waves, Third Sector Lab’s @rosiehopes was asked to deliver a session on blogging at Glasgow Women’s Library. The workshop participants were totally new to blogging, so rather than getting bogged down with technical stuff, we focussed on top tips from other novice bloggers. This presentation is essentially crowd-sourced…

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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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e-Festival of Ideas

Vibewire’s wonderful online youth conference, e-Festival of Ideas, opens this week. I feel privileged to have been invited to contribute to the e-Festival as a guest panelist on the topic of ‘Social Media Making a Change?’ We’ll be looking at how social media can drive social change; how online media tools and applications impact poverty, climate…

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geek + heart = social innovation

Not long until the call for ideas for the wonderful Social Innovation Camp Scotland closes. Friday 22nd May to be precise. Essentially the SIcamp weekend is all about using the net and technology for positive social change. They need the help of a huge range of people – from software developers through to business experts,…

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