GDPR has put a lot of fear in people's minds but actually it is an opportunity to review what data you store? Why you are storing it? ... and... what you are doing with it? It also provides an opportunity to look at the different methods we might use to engage with our audience. Facebook Groups are a prime example, a self selected engaged group of people interested in a subject.
In the review of what Link4Growth is seeking to achieve locally it has led us to increase exposure of all the brilliant work that is going on in our communities and the people doing it...
Below a quick summary of the services being provided through Link4growth in SWHerts :-
- An independent space to connect people. This could be people wanting information about what is going on in our community or a service and need a bit of signposting to those who could help. You may have an idea you want to discuss, talk through and are looking to meet people who could support you in that... or you might just want to get out of the house for a few hours and have interesting conversations.
- To share all the great news of what is already happening so more of it can be done! There are so many amazing people out there doing great things and a whole army of people who might like to participate... If we can make everything more visible then everyone wins! (we already have all social media in place, newsletters set up, the community hub you are visiting now... and of course the 10 or so community connection events we host each month).
- To grow a Kinder, Collaborative business community. Wouldn't it be great if local businesses worked as a team 'collaboratively' as opposed to 'competitively'? It's much nicer when operating in a supportive and compassionate group... both through the good times AND the tough... we all know how hard it is to run a business... we need all the help and support we can get (and give of course). This service is provided through our Business Development Network... it really is about building our community economy though our local entrepreneurs.
- To encourage Learning, and the idea of being the best version of ourselves! ... the world is constantly changing... as are we! ... Indeed if we are to be the best versions of ourselves then regular reflection and ongoing questioning in all that we do is part of it. By picking up new understanding we can make even greater strides in all that we do and support others more effectively.
This is to bring together stories and projects that are going on locally and highlights from Link4Growth activity in SWHerts. Also includes the monthly list of Community Connection Events.
Community Newsletter - Monthly
This newsletter is about community news and increasing participation. If you have a community project, event or news to share about what is happening with what you are involved in then this is where it will feature
Sharing news from those local businesses who have committed to working as a Team and growing our local community economy
There are some truly amazing people out there some we already know about the majority we do not. Struggling on with little to no funding and providing services that change people's lives.
We have a wondrous opportunity with the availability of the internet and modern communication to discover something that we can contribute in a way that works for us.
This community belongs to all of us... and if we all did a little bit each we could make a massive change to where we live... and take a small step to co-creating a whole new future!
If it is going to be.... it is up to "WE"