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Using Tech4Good - small charity success stories using social media and IT

About the event:

Net2Camb is all about promoting the use of tech4good, be it exploiting social media tools to increase engagement of and awareness with small charities, promotion of apps to support with fundraising, celebration of the wider uses of technology to overcome disability. We've looked at the use of iPads to enable older people and also shown people how to use simple online tools to make their lives easier. This particular event we hear back from Sarah Glover who came to one of our early meetings and learnt how to use social media to help grow her brand new charity ... almost 2 years on she will share her story and advice on social media. Ellie Stoneley will examine the incredible success of a charity that started in 2008 as a one man campaign and is now a global movement primarily due to expert (self taught) use of social media, video and audio channels. After that we will have an open Q&A to raise and discuss issues and challenges that charities face using tech4good.

Everyone welcome.

About the Speakers:

Sarah Glover

My name is Sarah Glover I live in Cambridge and have 2 teenage daughters.  I am a beauty therapist by trade and have had my own salons in London and Cambridge.  In 2011 I set up a charity called Born to be Beautiful. This came after travelling to India in 2010. I saw one project where they care for girls rescued from human trafficking, brothels and from Mumbai streets.  Looking in their eyes I saw hopelessness and despair and realised that if you gave me a pot of nail polish and a nail file I could teach these girls a skill.  With a trade and a positive identity they could begin to integrate back into the community, get on their feet and build themselves a future.

Sarah's talk will cover the following tools and platforms

Facebook 
Twitter
izettle
Give as you Live:  
Instragram 
OXFIZZ
and the benefits she's found from working with Cambridge & District Volunteer Centre.

 

Ellie Stoneley

Ellie Stoneley is a freelance networker both online and offline, with 14 years experience of working with both #hyperlocal and international organisations using the internet to help them make more noise. She's a great fan of sunshine, shopping locally and Bruce Springsteen and believes that "from small things, big things come".

An RSA fellow, Ellie gained valuable insights into the way the internet can benefit very small communities during her 8 years with UKVillages.co.uk a website that was very much the 'big society' before it was even dreamt of, and has subsequently worked with RaceOnline 2012 & Martha Lane Fox the UK digital champion, the National Association of Local Councils, talk about local, ClearlySo, the Learning Pool, various Government departments, a member of the E Street Band and a plethora of other businesses, public and private organisations which champion 'local'.

Ellie delivered part of the Cambridge MBA module on fundraising using social media and works in a voluntary capacity with the afore mentioned Mr Humphrys 'doing' the social media for his charity. John says of this work, "A young woman who helps me with a small charity I set up a few years ago (the Kitchen Table Charities Trust) has started tweeting about it, and it’s proving pretty effective at raising the charity’s profile and some much-needed contributions too."

Her social media experience has taken her from the UK to LA and to Madagascar and India in recent years

Follow Ellie on Twitter @e11ie5

Ellie will be talking about the outstanding achievements made by Simon Berry with ColaLife ... how one man's voice became a charity supported by thousands due to the use of social media.

 

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi, I've never had any problem with it with my wordpress sites such as http://ecobeautyhealthtips.wordpress.com I guess if you wanted to send me your login I could try to add for you pro-bono but a) I'm not a web developer nor expert, just a regular wordpress user, and b) I can't spend more than about 30mins as I'm rushing some client labour rights work. My email katelarsen at yahoo (not UK) if useful.

    April 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    It's easy. Just google "how to add images to a wordpress page".
    There are a lot of free instructions available.
    All the nest!

    April 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi I missed this. Have been a little unwell (not seeking attention just giving a good excuse... although if you want to pet me gently I will allow it). I have a cause to do with dog and animal care/help, plus a product I have patented, and a brand concept that is relevant to the cause. When is the next meetup? All the best.

    1 · March 20, 2013

    • Ellie S.

      hi Jethro ... next meetUp social media surgery is 18th April after that we're on again in May

      March 21, 2013

  • Fay D.

    Excellent meeting - lots of really useful info about social media and I now feel inspired to set up a Facebook page as well as website for PACDDA (Peterborough and Cambs district Dyslexia Association). will try using Word Press rather than Drupel for the website. Other useful tip was getting interns to help with projects through CCVS or Oxfizz and how to vet them fom Sarah.
    Agree with Kate that it was hard to find - I asked 4 people for directions before the last kind gent showed me where it was! Just needs to say down the side street to the right after the shops on Hawthorn Way. The directions link put the coloured A marker on the main part of Hawthorn way although it does mark Cambridge online in the right place in if you go close up, but I hadn't noticed this, as I hadn't expected Hawthorn Way to be more than the one road! Really glad I did find it as it was well worth going! Many thanks, Sarah and Ellie and everyone.

    March 20, 2013

    • Ellie S.

      Fay really glad you found us in the end and delighted you are having a go with WordPress ... don't forget if you need more support there are the social media surgeries coming up ...

      March 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    An enjoyable meetup in all, and interesting to see the uses of social media in the community sphere.

    2 nice talks on successes with the technology

    Only gripe: bit hard to find (a bigger sign would be good if you are allowed)

    March 19, 2013

    • Ellie S.

      Thanks Rory and good to meet you ... sorry you had problems too ... note to selves to put something very clear on the site for future meetings both online and at the venue ...

      March 21, 2013

  • Sarah G.

    Excellent

    March 19, 2013

  • nacnud

    Good to meet you all; and thanks for the enlightening thoughts. Peace. Dunk.

    March 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi. I am really sorry, I posted that Postcode in google maps and went there but I could not find any Centre, it was just a residential street. Not sure if I got something wrong somehow? My huge apologies to be a no-show (I hate those). I'm not local to Cambridge but thought google maps would work. Apologies, I was looking forward to it!

    March 19, 2013

    • Mel F.

      Oh dear Kate! Really sorry you got lost. The street does look residential and it's a small building at the end. This is good learning for us as maybe we should put pictures or something on the site to help describe it. Sorry to have missed you tonight.

      1 · March 19, 2013

  • Fay D.

    We are revitalising the Peterborough and Cambs District Dyslexia Association and looking for ways to grow the membership and activity to enable the 10% of the population who are dyslexic to achieve their potential- adults and children.

    March 19, 2013

  • nacnud

    Sounds grand. :-)

    March 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Look forward to more insights for upcoming SuavEco.com custom tailored eco-fashion shirts launch to help ladies in Cambodia with HIV-AIDS. And to meeting great new people. Thanks!

    1 · March 18, 2013

  • sarah

    Looking forward to seeing you there :0)

    1 · March 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Patenting expert if anyone needs help

    1 · March 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sounds interesting so I'll try and make it.

    1 · March 14, 2013

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