Placing youth in a volunteer framework

Abstract Volunteering Auckland faves an encouraging challenge: it has more youth volunteers than it has organisations willing to place them. As a nonprofit that helps other nonprofits find and maximise a volunteer base, Volunteering Auckland wants to discover what hinders and what might help organisations to effectively engage and retain volunteers between the ages of … Continue reading Placing youth in a volunteer framework

Consultation: National Outcomes for Scotland 2018

The Scottish Parliament Local Government and Communities Committee is seeking views about the updated National Outcomes for Scotland. The National Outcomes are used as broad policy aims for the Scottish Government and are updated every five years. The outcomes are part of National Performance Framework, a broad set of indicators and targets which cover a range of … Continue reading Consultation: National Outcomes for Scotland 2018

Power in knowledge, and numbers: Reflections on community-led action research

Starting in 2017, SCDC and the Poverty Alliance worked with ten community organisations to co-design a resource framework which could be used to support communities across Scotland to conduct their own inquiries into the issues affecting them.   Kate McHendry, Development Manager at SCDC, has reflected on her work using community-led action research and the findings … Continue reading Power in knowledge, and numbers: Reflections on community-led action research

HEINEKEN Ireland announces urban greening community initiative

HEINEKEN Ireland has recently announced an initiative to bring communities together to create urban growing spaces that have a positive impact – socially, environmentally and economically. Entitled “Growing with Our Communities”, the initiative is “rooted” internally with HEINEKEN Ireland employees and in collaboration with GIY (Grow it Yourself), through a bespoke GIY@Work programme called #StarGrowers. … Continue reading HEINEKEN Ireland announces urban greening community initiative

The Barefoot Guide Connection (Resource Library)

WHAT PEOPLE HAVE SAID ABOUT THE BAREFOOT GUIDES... This unusual and exceptional volume (and series) is hugely accessible yet deeply rooted in solid theory and extensive practice across a wide range of contexts and fields. Expect from it something truly unique in its combination of insight, reflection, experience and highly usable mixed text/visual presentation. It … Continue reading The Barefoot Guide Connection (Resource Library)