Managing e-Campaigns: Why social organisations get more from social media for social change
Monday, November 1, 2010 from 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM (GMT)
Social media is more than a new set of tools for campaigning; it is a significant shift in the ways we communicate, share, learn, collaborate and manage.
When you're not familiar with the technology, it can seem like a minefield: difficult to map a path through and fraught with significant risk.
However, an understanding of the varied ways social media can help you grow a 'social organisation' in your workplace; an organisation which mobilises more supporters, more meaningfully (inside and outside its walls) and engages with decision-makers more effectively on the issues affecting the people and communities you support.
If you are in a middle-to-senior role in an voluntary organisation that is hoping to harness some of the potential of new technologies, or has started to do so, but hasn't seen the benefits you had hoped, come along for this half-day workshop and find out how these new 'tools' can lead to and support new ways of working and improved outcomes in your organisation's campaigns.
While there will be opportunities on the day to learn from practical individual and organisational case study examples, there is no previous technical knowledge required to participate.
There is also the distinct possibility your trainer will bake double-chocolate vegan cookies for those who take part...
About the facilitator:
Liam Barrington-Bush is co-founder of Concrete Solutions C.I.C., a social enterprise dedicated to supporting improved working relationships between more-and-less formal voluntary and community organisations, through a combination of online and real-world approaches.
Previously, Liam worked at the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO), leading the organisation's support for online activism (or 'e-campaigning'), including the development of Louder.org.uk, a platform for activists looking to 'turn awareness into action'. While at NCVO and since, he has spoken, or delivered workshops at over 40 events across the country, looking at the themes of campaigning, activism and technology in the voluntary and community sectors. He takes pride in his ability to demystify big, technical ideas, for those who don't consider themselves remotely technical by nature.
He is @hackofalltrades on Twitter or can be emailed at: liam [at] concretesolutions.org.uk