Growing Groups

Working for the Voluntary Sector in Hastings

After a long weekend

Back at work this morning after a long weekend – Friday in righton Brighton and Saturday/Sunday down on the allotment.


I’ve been neglecting my allotment over the past couple of months and in that time all the allotments around me have been spruced up so that mine looks like the equivalent of that house in the road which has all the old fridges and cookers in the garden. Anyway, I’ve now paid the rent for another year, and started to beat back some of the weed growth and reclaimed some of the raised beds for winter garlic planting next weekend.


This morning I’ve started the day forwarding on our daily dose of ‘Third Sector’ emails for Friday and Monday to relevant employees at Hastings Voluntary Action, adding events to our wiki diary, and scanning East Sussex County Council publications for prospective new recipients of Hastings Community News by email.


For the past year I’ve been gradually increasing the number of people who receive the newsletter by email (from zero to 450) and reducing the number who take this publication by post – down from around 850 postal addresses to 572 so far.


November 12, 2007 Posted by | Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Back to blogging

Now that this months Hastings Voluntary Action newsletter is finished and emailed or posted, I can get on with my regular task of chasing membership forms and recording all those that have been returned. More impotantly, its getting easier to identify all those organisation that haven’t returned membership forms so that I can encourage the reluctant and tidy up the records on our database which are out of date.

I’ve also been reading a nice piece on knowledge management produced by the Boing Corporation.

And found a nice piece on about ten t’internet tools for Councillors. A really useful little slideshow how you can use the internet to engage more effectively with different things happening in your local area.

November 6, 2007 Posted by | voluntary | Leave a comment