How to communicate a new concept, a new product or service that grips people. Here's the DNA by co-author of "made to stick".
Fab infographics explaining quite clearly how the web can be capitalized upon to drive traffic to your site. Many, many strategies, tactics, etc.
"Building Cohesive Communities: What frontline staff and community activists need to know
20/10/2009 This CLG publication provides guidance at a glance for frontine workers on techniques which can help build community cohesion."
"2007-08 Citizenship Survey: Empowered Communities Topic Report
02/11/2009 Using 2007-08 Citizenship Survey data, this report provides an in-depth examination of community empowerment: whether people feel they can influence local and national decisions; whether they would like to be more involved in decision making; what would make it easier to influence decision making; and how people would influence decisions if they wanted to. It also looks at people's trust in institutions and what activities people actually take part in (civic activism, civic consultation, civic participation and volunteering).
It is one of a series of annual reports from the 2007-08 Citizenship Survey. Other reports cover Volunteering and Charitable Giving, Identity and Values, Community Cohesion and Race, Religion and Equalities."
"Second phase of increasing third sector public service delivery
09/11/2009 The second phase of the government's National Programme for Third Sector Commissioning has started.
It aims to "increase the awareness and understanding of how utilising the third sector's specialist knowledge will benefit the delivery of public services", increasing third sector involvement throughout the commissioning cycle and improve bidding practice."
"New Research into Support for Third Sector Organisations
09/11/2009 Research published by Capacitybuilders highlights the importance of identifying the support needs of third sector organisations through effective diagnosis, and of avoiding a one-size fits-all approach to support provision.
direct link on page - for report download
The report also highlights the extent to which smaller or newer groups can benefit from more intensive, regular one-to-one support as they develop and grow, and identifies a range of critical factors that contribute to the successful development and growth of smaller third sector organisations."
"Skills - Third Sector's online forum now live
10/11/2009 Are you involved in learning and development within your organisation?
If so, Skills - Third Sector's online forum needs you!
Skills - Third Sector is the new independent, sector-led organisation for the sector, which has been established to enable people in third sector organisation to develop their learning and skills, so they can make an ever growing contribution to their communities.
The new website at www.skills-thirdsector.org.uk is about to officially launch and we would welcome any feedback you had. The site offers the ability to search for the right learning, training and development resources for your needs.
The site's forum is a place for you to network, ask questions and discuss latest developments - and we need your help to get this started!"
"One Year On: the Defra Third Sector Strategy
10/11/2009 Defra's Third Sector Strategy 'One Year On' report discusses the progress Defra have made on the range of commitments in their Third Sector Strategy.
The report is accompanied by a detailed annex which contains a commentary on the progress they have made on every commitment in the strategy.
Go to page to Download the Third Sector Strategy 'One Year On' report. (1MB PDF)
Go to page to Download the Third Sector Strategy. (4.17MB PDF)
Congratulations also to Defra for winning the Compact Award for Excellence at National level.
Full details (and sign up for updates) are available at blogs.defra.gov.uk.
Mentoring and Befriending Foundation free PDF reports, toolkits and resources linked to mentoring and befriending
peer mentoring co-ordinator training by: Mentoring and Befriending Foundation
Free PDF guide to the commissioning process from the NCVO - guide to procurement law.