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This guest post is from David Van der Velde, Managing Director of Consult and Design
Supporting Tech Enabled Social Innovation in the North East
In early June 2018, I was at Philanthropy House in Newcastle, a former Methodist chapel which is now the home of the Community Foundation to speak to a group of social leaders about what the sector can do to benefit from the opportunities provided by new technology.
The Government’s highly anticipated Civil Society Strategy: Building a Future that Works for Everyone sets out a wide range of principles and initiatives that it says will shape the relationship between charities and government and underline the role that the charity sector plays in society. The strategy is full of encouraging statements that recognise the value and contribution of civil society, for example
In advance of the VONNE conference 2018 Brexit: Implications for VCSE organisations and their beneficiaries in the North East we are running a series of relevant blogs to help inform the North East VCSE sector.
This blog was written by Locality, and first published on locality.org.uk.
This post is an overview of the GDPR regulation (now called Data Protection Act 2018), signposting to useful resources.
We also have a series of blog posts sharing our own GDPR preparation experience which you may be interested in.
The Data Protection Act 2018 strengthens the rights of individuals to access and amend their personal data; places greater emphasis on an organisation’s accountability; and introduces more serious consequences for non-compliance, including fines.
This year our annual conference theme is Brexit: implications for VCSE organisations and their beneficiaries in the North East. In this post Carol Botten, VONNE CEO, explains why we chose this and what we aim to achieve through the event.
In this guest post Robert Laycock explains how coaching can develop resilience and growth within the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector by giving sector leaders space to reflect and explore possibilities.
At our recent VONNE conference on the theme of Devolution 150 delegates from the VCSE heard the respective Chairs of the 2 emerging combined authorities in the north east talk about their plans for implementing their devolution agreements. The overriding message was that its early days, they are in some ways making it up as they go along as there is no real universal blue print.
I feel that 2014 was the year that social media really took off for charities. Hardly a week went by without people jumping on the latest bandwagon campaign. Wherever I looked friends and family seemed to be all joining in various stunts and activities. Not all of them I agreed with (#nomakeupselfie anyone?) but they certainly captured the general public’s imagination.
So how many of these did you get involved with or were aware of? With thanks to Civil Society for the pinched summary of each campaign:
I have just come from a truly inspirational event launching the report Our Lives: Challenging attitudes to poverty in 2015. It was produced by 8 women who came together in response to Bob Holman’s challenge in his article in The Guardian (Dec 2013) to update the report ‘Our Towns’ written by 8 women in 1943.