Entries by Claire Sully

COMMUNITY MAKERS HELPS SERVICES IN NOTTS FULLY BIND TOGETHER

“It’s a win-win situation for us, our volunteers and the communities they are drawn from,” says Liz Guildford, projects and logistics manager at Inspire: Culture, Learning & Libraries. Liz is talking about Tickbox Marketing’s Community Makers tech, which Inspire have been using since a soft launch with her organisation during lock down.  Community Makers expands the Volunteer […]

London volunteers get the abbey habit

Lesnes Abbey Woods is a green lung in built-up suburban south-east London. Covering 88 acres of woodland, heath and park, it is centred around the ruins of the historic Medieval Lesnes Abbey. Run by Bexley Council, the popular site has long had teams of volunteers helping with its maintenance. The council was interested in getting the […]

Keeping Suffolk’s past alive and vibrant – with Volunteer Makers

History is all around us: It’s yesterday, last month, last year, as well as a century or a millennia ago. For an archive service, the challenge is making the past “live on” and giving those in the present a sense of place and their roots within it.   Working with Volunteer Makers has helped Suffolk […]

DISCOVER THE WAY TO A NEW VOLUNTEER JOURNEY

Tickbox (the tech team behind Volunteer Makers) is offering charities, museums, arts and community organisations free online sessions to support new engagement strategies, following the impact of Covid 19 on volunteering and audience development. Sessions can cover micro and remote volunteering, with non-contact participation in mind, and how to grow your volunteer and supporter community […]

OLDHAM SHOW HOW TO REACH PEOPLE – EVEN IN LOCKDOWN

The coronavirus emergency has left us with all sorts of challenges, including how to remain connected with others and still benefit from being part of community. For heritage, arts and other charity organisations the question is how do we remain connected to volunteers and supporters? And how do these organisations continue to build their numbers […]

Volunteer Makers showcased to the movers and shakers

Tickbox were invited to join a number of museum and heritage organisations based in the South West and South East to share best practice and learning around managing volunteers. The Museum Volunteer Co-ordinators Forum was held in Swindon on February 27th and the theme was “Tools and Tips for Better Working”. It was organised by South West […]

How Gloucester put itself at the forefront of innovative community engagement

Getting the community engaged and involved in arts, heritage and culture, has long been an aim of civic bodies in Gloucester. It’s an approach that both carries economic benefits, and individual ones: letting the city council support events and facilities, and promoting physical and mental wellbeing and social inclusion for residents. The West Country city […]

Engaging and Developing Supporters – 5 User Tips

At Volunteer Makers we’re always looking for ways to improve the success of our user community in engaging with volunteers and supporters, and to share success too. Spoiler alert! Volunteer Makers requires the same sustained approach to supporter development as any other system. The difference Volunteer Makers can make is the potential of social digital […]