Community On Board has recently been involved with a campaign to create a Community Arts Centre on the site the former Ritz Ballroom on York Road in Kings Heath, Birmingham, which had burnt down. The idea was simple: get a group of local people together to support the creation of a community asset that "reflects the pivotal role the ballroom played in Birmingham's pop music history and to promote Kings Heath as a major musical heritage tourist attraction."
In our latest case study, PIP-UK - a UK-based charity that raises awareness about Poland Syndrome and supports those that are affected - tell us about their experiences with social media. In particular, they talk about how they have discovered that people have been listening to the news they've been sharing without even knowing that those people were engaged...
So, here we are: Community On Board has been up and running for just shy of three whole months. As we reach this lofty milestone, we thought it useful to pause briefly, reflect and update you all on a few things.
In our latest case study, Shirah Bamber from The Foxton Centre in Preston talks us through the ways in which they use Twitter to support the work they do as a charity.
The Foxton Centre has been working with rough sleepers, street sex workers, young people, people with alcohol abuse issues and other people in the community who need their support for over 40 years.
In the first of our case studies looking at how the internet - social media, websites, emails etc. - can be used to great effect by charities and community groups, Stewart Sale tells us his story of raising money for Hope Against Cancer through Twitter...
Well, here we are; our first ever blog post! There will be plenty more to come over the next few days, weeks, months and years covering a range of topics.
We will also be showcasing some of the great online work already being done by charities and community groups large and small, so let us know as and when you come across examples of good practice!
That's it for now, but we hope you'll enjoy what we have to say in the future, so keep checking back.
We're always up for a chat, too, so just get in touch!