How to achieve successful community engagement online | 15 June 2021 | 10am

ONLINE EVENT | #TechFest4SocialGood | Part of Digital Leaders Week (14-18 June 2021)

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How to achieve successful community engagement online, 15 June 2021, 10am

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Summary

Well run community engagement can bring extensive benefits to the progression of your local cause and can encourage the investment and involvement of local residents, groups, businesses, developers and a number of agencies.

In the last few years’ online engagement processes have begun to be more widely used for crowdfunding and community share schemes. They offer a number of advantages: people can participate without having to travel to meetings, it saves paper, enables people to focus on the issues that particularly interest them, and works well for people who feel intimidated by speaking in public. Online methods can be used as stand-alone processes or in parallel to or integrated with offline engagement methods.

During this #TechFest4SocialGood webinar, we will be hearing from organisations that have successfully engaged with their communities online. From sharing their journey and top tips, to the challenges they’ve faced along the way, this session promises to be one of the best takeaways you will consume this week!

Audience

This session is aimed at social enterprises, co-operatives, charities, community groups and voluntary organisations and will explore digital solutions, ideas, innovations, and technologies that could help them work more efficiently and increase their impact.

Chair

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Claudia Limpert

Wales Co-operative Centre

Project Manager, Community Shares Wales

Speakers

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Serena Snoad

Online Community Manager, Alzheimer's Society London

Serena has been building and managing online communities in health charities for 12 years. She currently oversees a team of volunteers and employees to run a peer support online community for Alzheimer's Society. Talking Point, the online community Serena oversees, forms a key part of the organisation’s service offer, offering support and information to people with dementia, their carers, families and friends.

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Luke Clement

Operations Manager, Technocamps, Swansea University

Luke is the Operations Manager of Technocamps, a pan-Wales Computer Science and ICT outreach programme. Luke is a qualified Physics teacher and a fluent Welsh speaker with a particular interest in embedding Computer Science across the curriculum.

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Wyn Roberts

Community engagement and marketing co-ordinator, Menter Ty'n Llan

Wyn is a marketing professional, originally from Colwyn Bay and now living in Llandwrog, approximately 100 yards from Ty’n Llan! Wyn has supported a number of community share offers via his Company, AQUA Marketing, and is a member of Menter Ty’n Llan’s Management Committee leading on Community Engagement and Marketing.

Tech Fest For Social Good 14-18 June 2021

 Other events taking place on Day 2:

Day two - communities, 15th June 2021

Helping people to re-engage with their community post covid, 15 June 2021, 2.30pm

What is Tech for Good?

Tech for Good describes a movement and a community of people who care about harnessing technology to effect positive social impact.

It’s about seeking technological solutions to make things better for people, society and the planet and at the heart of this lies the commitment to putting people first. The number of people and organisations thinking and operating in this space is increasing and the type of the activity they engage in is constantly evolving.

Who are we?

The Wales Co-operative Centre is a not-for-profit co-operative organisation that supports people in Wales to improve their lives and livelihoods.

For more than a decade we’ve been helping people to gain fundamental digital skills so that they can access information, services and jobs. As well as our work on digital inclusion, we are working with the charity and social business sector to help it harness digital technology for social good.

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