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Big charities are spoiling things for us small ones

Stories abound in the press about charities. Many are critical. The stories I find most memorable are those focused on financial scandals, governance or data failings and where the high profile casualties don’t do much to change the tone of … Continue reading

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First check for existence of the wheel

Another stimulating, inspiring and energising day at CityCamp Brighton, the annual social innovation unconference… I love it, and I’ve been involved in since the first CityCamp took place here in 2011. I’ve had conversations with people I would never have … Continue reading

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Things to do at 5am when you can’t sleep…

Number one: consolidate your blogs. Obviously. In 2011 I spent a lot of enjoyable time working on a project called DataBridge. This was an exploration of open data and its potential for the voluntary sector. I worked with OCSI, Brighton … Continue reading

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What a difference a year makes…

It’s more than a year since I posted here. So, why the hiatus and why bother to come back here at this point? Well, I changed jobs – completely – and sort of lost my voice. I fell into the … Continue reading

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Give Local!

I went to the launch of CityForum Brighton last night, and have just posted this very quick summary of an idea I had the other day. It’s a project based around making connections:  Enabling people to give small monthly amounts … Continue reading

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RT @gdnlocalgov: Councils, listen up! To

RT @gdnlocalgov: Councils, listen up! Top tips on how making data and info accessible online for your community: http://bit.ly/qeWWLV #localgov

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How can Scrutiny promote Transparency and Open Data?

I’ve just been invited to participate in LB Hackney’s Scrutiny Review of Transparency early next year. My first engagement for 2012 to date! So what is, or what could be, the role of local authority’s Overview & Scrutiny Panels in … Continue reading

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