Using Knowledge Management to increase Third Sector Resilience
Monday, 10 November 2014 from 12:30 to 15:00 (GMT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Collaboration. Partnership. These are two of the biggest current buzzwords in the third sector. Charities are continually urged to do more together, and the advantages to them and their beneficiaries are obvious. But anyone who has started down this path knows that there are a lot of difficulties in the way, and one of the most significant of these is the difficulty of sharing information – data, knowledge and learning. The OR Society's Third Sector Special Interest Group is delighted to host this talk looking at how sharing information can help build resilience in the voluntary sector
Charnwood Connect is a Big Lottery funded project aimed at exploring how knowledge management practices can help to build and sustain meaningful partnerships, and in turn lead to increased resilience. This talk explains the work, shares lessons, reviews the benefits and challenges. Anybody who wants to help charities to work more collaboratively should come along to find out how this approach could contribute.
Gillian Ragsdell is a Knowledge Management expert from Loughborough University, whilst Moya Hoult brings hands-on expertise as Chief Executive of Charnwood Citizens Advice Bureau.
This talk will be combined with the General Meeting of the OR Society's Third Sector Special Interest Group, electing a committee, Chair and Secretary.
Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided; please feel free to bring lunch if you wish.
Registration starts: 12.30
O.R. and Third Sector: review and discussion 13.00
(Ruth Kaufman, Chair of Third Sector SIG)
Election of Officers and Committee 13.20
Knowledge Management and Third Sector Resilience 13.30
(Gillian Ragsdell, Loughborough University; Moya Hoult, Charnwood CAB)
Further discussion, networking 14.15
Meeting closes at 15.00