We are in the middle of an online connection revolution, as so many of us look for new ways to stay connected to work, family, fun while social distancing. I've been using Zoom for about three years to deliver both Volunteer Management Training and our Kids Kitchen training "Cooking from Scratch with Young Kids" In … Continue reading Community Engagement Live and Online
...and other topical questions for small charities and social enterprises... Thanks for Coming! I'm delighted that so many could join me to take a big step into making great interactive stuff happen online in my Zoom workshops. That's the last one for a bit now to concentrate on steering Kids Kitchen through these crazy times … Continue reading How do I do ZOOM?!
Yup, that's a stock photo up there. I really don't have a good picture of me doing any of the following necessary but dull things for the success of a small social enterprise! Setting up and supporting an online community - using Facebook Groups and on Mighty Networks. Recruiting volunteers, freelance workers and steering teams … Continue reading Social Enterprise Wrangling
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With both volunteers and paid staff - there is nothing more important than being clear about what you need, and communicating that. We often don't find time for it when our group is volunteer led, or the team is stretched and under-funded. But it's worth the investment! As both a freelancer with Herefordshire Green Network, … Continue reading Developing Ultra-Clear Roles and Person Specs
Resource Gathering, web layout and network engagement for the set-up of the Helpforce Learning Network. Day to day, I manage a Wix website, and a WordPress website and am equally frustrated and enthused by both!
As well as training for those that want to develop family cooking themselves, and managing the day to day of the Kids Kitchen Collective, I do the occasional kids cooking session... sometimes with my young apprentice...! We'll be at festivals again this summer - contact Kids Kitchen to get involved
Cooking from Scratch with Young Children: a Kids Kitchen Course Since we set up Kids Kitchen we've now supported over forty people through the learning process themselves, some of whom are now training alongside me too. "Being part of this has been amazing for me & my family: it's a resource for education, work & … Continue reading Training: Leading Kids Activities
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In a large organisation - like Essex Wildlife Trust, I support the coordinators to build their skills, share their experience with newer members of the team and bring challenges to a supportive space. Regular Volunteer Management Training covering recruitment, defining roles and keeping people safe and supported. More about training here.