Category Archives: Events

Day 2 in the Big #NFPSM House

Third Sector Projection - Day 2

Firstly I’d like to say thank you to everyone (some of whom I met today) who retweeted, liked and commented on yesterdays post. I’d also like to extend a special hello to Shirley Ayres, CEO of Aspire Knowledge and Conference Organiser, who caught me before I left today to exchange a few words*

So, day 2. Another sweaty trip to Waterloo, although I’m pretty sure I only lost a pint this time, and pleasant walk along the South Bank. No navigation issues today, but I was disappointed to have missed the bacon butties due to my inability to catch the early train.

I made my way to the tea and coffee room for some pre-conference fuel and was immediately pounced upon by the lovely Tamasine from the National Trust, who, unfortunately for her, was to become my sounding board throughout the entire day. We discussed yesterday’s sessions and our thoughts on social media generally as we made our way to today’s Welcome Address.

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Bletchley Park's code breakers are at it again.

Today’s excursion to the Forties Family event at Bletchely Park has confirmed my suspicions that those boffins at Britain’s super secret wartime intelligence site are at it again and this time they’re cracking a very different code.

Not content with changing the course of the war and saving millions of lives, Bletchley’s technicians are now hard at work deciphering the social code. But while other organisations are busy discussing and planning their strategy these analytical geniuses are DOING!

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#LikeMinds and Kind Hearts

After hearing all of the positive stories from the @drewellis and @scottgould masterminded LikeMinds 2009, I knew that the 2010 event was going to be something special. Unfortunately I also knew that I would simply not be able to justify the cost. Certainly not because of the amazingly low ticket price, but once you added in travel, food and accommodation it was beyond my current empty pockets, and this was my innocuous reply to a tweet from @lesanto asking me if I was attending.

What happened next was both astonishing and affecting.

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