Welcome to the first in a series of blogs highlighting the work of the Greater Manchester Older People’s Network (GMOPN). My role within Macc involves working with the network in partnership with Ambition for Ageing to develop a voice for older people and influence strategies affecting their lives. Here’s a peek at last weeks’ older peoples hustings event with invited Greater Manchester mayoral candidates.
‘We’re going to grill the Greater Manchester mayoral candidates!’
……‘I meant ask them questions’, hope you’re ready for us!’ said Marie from Rochdale as she...
Ok, so you’ve heard about Twitter, individuals and businesses rave on about how useful it is to engage with your audience, get content out there and how it increases business.
But time is precious and often we can’t find enough time and resources to look into Twitter and create content for it. Most of our aim isn’t to increase business as such but to increase awareness of a cause and organisation, which will be done differently to if you wanted to, say,...
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It's 29th March 2017. So in an attempt to be positive about what the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector can do as Brexit officially starts, here's a short video blog we made.
We hope you had a great weekend and made the most of the beautiful sunshine!
Welcome back to our mini series of blogs from the team here at Macc. This series has allowed us to take a look back at our own careers and see the impact volunteering had on us and how it helped to shape and influence us later down the road.
In the series we have already heard from Claire Tomkinson and Nigel Rose and today's great story comes from Karen Dyson. Karen is the Organisational Development Worker at Macc...
Social media has become part of everyday life and a fundamental way in which the world communicates. There are over 2.34 billion social media users worldwide, frankly, if you don’t have a social media presence, you’re missing out!
And yes, there are lots of questions swimming about, about whether social media is worth your time and effort, especially in our sector, where time and resources are extremely valuable and limited. It doesn’t matter what kind of organisation you are, in my opinion, social media is...
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Welcome to part two of our Macc mini stories. Volunteering has been influential in helping to shape the career paths for a lot of the team here at Macc and we wanted to share them with you through our blog.
Last time we heard from Claire and next up we have Nigel Rose. Nigel is the Strategic Lead (Commissioning) at Macc and has been with us for 4 years. Nigel has a really varied and interesting volunteer history which spans over 30 years. check out Nigel's story below!
As you may be aware we recently celebrated ‘Student Volunteering Week 2017’ and as part of the week we invited guests to share their volunteering stories with us via our blog.
The posts were great and it was really interesting to learn about the impact volunteering had, in particular, on the career choices for those involved.
This became a talking point in the office and we quickly realised that volunteering had been influential in helping to shape the career paths for most of us too. The stories in the office were too good not to share and so we...
You know that game where you have to pick the people, living or dead, you’d most like to have round a dinner table? Being a bit of an ideas geek, I have a similar thing about who I’d like to hear speak at my dream conference. I’m lucky that I occasionally get to hear some brilliant speakers from the world of charities and social enterprises. Hearing someone like Kathy Evans or Neil McInroy or Debra Allcock Tyler speak is something I need every so often...
The Volunteering and Community Engagement Team are responsible for supporting any student within the University who wishes to volunteer. The team also provide advice and guidance to academic schools, community and not-for-profit organisations who want to involve student...
As part of Student Volunteering Week 2017, Volunteer Centre Manchester is welcoming Guest Blogs from people who undertake volunteering and those who manage and support said activity. Today we have a great blog from Christian Sinclair.
Christian is a Manchester-based Designer and Freelance Filmmaker and we asked Christian to share his journey and experiences of volunteering with Venture Arts, an Arts centre based in Hulme, Manchester, that provides...