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January Meetup: Websites are easy peasy.. aren't they?

We've probably all experienced the "quick website" build project that takes up far longer than expected....

Or maybe we've all registered and set up a project blog that has been quickly neglected...

Or - perhaps you now just maintain a lightweight web presence via services such as Twitter and ?


Our focus this month will be on web presences for non-profits. To share some insight will be Kate Fox from the WeMakeJam project.  As Kate explains:

"WeMakeJam is a Nominet Trust-funded project based within Manchester digital agency Stardotstar. The project is creating a platform to enable not-for-profits and community groups to build and manage effective websites. Over the past few months, the project has been working with a fantastic group of co-design partners from charities and community groups, and has deployed vast amounts of paper and felt tips, to create prototype websites and develop a tried and tested recipe for online sustainability. During that process we've been thinking a lot about the elements of not-for-profit websites, and trying to boil things down to the essentials in order to create sites that work hard, but aren't hard work to maintain. We've also been considering how the development of social media has impacted on the nature of your own website - has its role changed? How can organisations best organise themselves to manage digital communications across a range of platforms? 

We'd like to share our experiences so far, but we'd also like to hear from others how they think of their own website these days, and how they've utilised other tools to be in several places at once!"


Come along at 6.30pm at MadLab to find out more, and join the discussion...

Tweet: @kate_is_busy / @wemakejam

Hashtag: #mcrn2

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  • A former member
    A former member

    It's been definitely great listen all the point of view. Good insights!!

    January 27, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi, just wanted to say I had a great time on Tuesday speaking about Jam - hope people found it useful. Also, a really interesting discussion afterwards - learned lots, and thanks to everyone for your thoughts and feedback on our project - it all helps! See you next month, Kate :-)

    January 26, 2012

  • Mikesk3

    As a meeting of minds it was very valuable to listen to others and I found ideas and places that I had not dreamed about. I have been enthused to persue my website design idea to be available to all with rare medical conditions.

    January 25, 2012

  • Steven F.

    Enjoyed the insights and conversations

    January 25, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Excellent presentation from Kate from Wemakejam. And a good discussion afterwards on the perils and possibilites of getting small non-profits online.

    January 25, 2012

  • guy

    what would be interesting would be to see the product so far, or sites that can be made with the product , or could be in the future when its fully built, or even a candidate list of features. sounds good, I will try and be there !

    November 21, 2011

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