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Chat or Change? Social Media To Action Media

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This is a daytime event that culminates the series of Beyond the Radar events that have already been held. It will be followed by an early evening meetup for a general audience.

We invite those who have been involved in the BTR11 project, as well as anyone interested in below the radar, to evaluate the lessons of social media activity. What activities work for community groups? Can social media help them have a greater impact? After events during the Arab Spring, how can social media become ‘action media’?

The event will be held in partnership with TSRC and hosted by the Big Lottery Fund. A networking lunch will be included.


1.30 Refreshments and networking

2.00 Introduction to the day: Beyond the Radar: starting points and activities overview: Razia Shariff

2.30 Reflections on Beyond the Radar: what worked, what happened?: Angus McCabe

3.15 Break: networking and on line evaluation: Amy Burnage

3.30 Learning from social media: securing traffic: translating traffic into action: Angus McCabe

4.15 Towards a social media strategy ‘Beyond the Radar’: Angus McCabe/Razia Shariff

4.45 Next Steps: open session.

In developing this webinar we are working with TSRC (Third Sector Research Centre), which offers third sector organisations and policy-makers access and input into robust research, aiming to bridge the gap between research and the third sector. They have developed a project around what they term “below the radar groups” the many community associations that form the social glue of our civil society.

You can find more about this on their website here (

And also on their Briefing Paper on “Exploring below the radar; issues of theme and focus." This can be found here ... (