April 28, 2020 at 11:49 am #4847
This is the special forum thread dedicated to 3rd episode of MEDICI WEBINAR which takes place on 7th of May @12CET
We invite you after the Webinar to post your questions and/or to take the discussion further on digital inclusion of homeless and older people.April 30, 2020 at 11:13 am #4893
In our 3rd episode following speakers will be joining us:April 30, 2020 at 11:14 am #4894
David Scurr from Citizens Online:
David runs the Digital Brighton & Hove partnership, Citizens Online’s flagship Switch project which brings together over 300 organisations from all sectors to create a more digitally confident city. He also leads on our Tech for Good partnership, working with the new UK-wide Catalyst Network which aims to accelerate the use of digital in the voluntary and charity sector. He has over 10 years’ experience developing both local and international cross-sector networks and has recently set up Tech for Good Brighton, one of the UK’s fastest growing Tech for Good community.April 30, 2020 at 11:15 am #4895
Victoria Mandefield from Solinum:
After volunteering for years with NGOs working with homeless people, Victoria experienced first-hand the challenges of social work, and how little innovation was directed towards the sector. She thus decided to create Solinum, as she finished her engineering degree and went on to get a double degree in business. Now at 25, she has been leading the non-profit for 5 years, and gathered a team of 10 employees and 50 volunteers, working for the inclusion of homeless and people leaving in precarious conditions.”May 11, 2020 at 12:07 pm #5123
Thanks to David and Victoria, and all participants, for a very exciting and interesting webinar!
Due to time constraints, we could not manage to have all your questions answered by the speakers, so as announced during the webinar, these will be answered here, in the forum.
I will start with my own question, to David: Which challenges you faced building your network and community? What are the lessons learnt?May 11, 2020 at 12:10 pm #5124
And here are some additional questions to David by participants:
How do you actually measure outcomes? Are you using the DI Outcomes Framework? Or it is more how many people go through your programs and anecdotal evidence? (Peter Reed-Forrester)
Are the digital champions majority volunteers or in paid employment? (James NCBI Dublin)June 9, 2020 at 8:57 am #5506David ScurrParticipant
Some of the challenges we’ve faced in network-building:
– Needs common purpose & value, in our case peer support, training and joining up different initiatives with common purpose
– Maintaining active engagement from local organisations & accepting that a core group will be more active than others, and that others will be there more for the learning/training than the sense of being part of a community
– Navigating across sectors operating in different contexts and with different work cultures
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