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attracting a younger audience

April 18th, 2008

...which is that we shouldn't assume that web2.0 opens up membership organisations to a younger audience as a whole.  It's something we are working on at the RSA, but we need to think about more 'on the ground' methods of communications as not all young people are web2.0 happy.

 Sorry if this post is rather incomprehensible. Hope the main point makes it through anyway.

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What can membership organisations learn from Harry Tuttle?

April 17th, 2008

Thanks for the point on cooperatives ... and yes some would be relevant for this project if they are providing external benefit.

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What can membership organisations learn from Harry Tuttle?

April 17th, 2008

Some of the best-known large cooperatives are Industrial and Provident Societies, but it is possible to use many other legal forms, depending on what you're trying to do with it. You don't know whether it's a cooperative until you see how it behaves.

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Interim evaluation of the RSA networks project

April 14th, 2008

My two abiding impressions of the project (in which I have been involved since the University of Westminster meeting) are that: 

-- There is a need for leadership: the project feels to much like people/Fellows are being given space to play but the 'grown ups' are elsewhere and not stepping in to give direction and take things forward. I have had a similar experience at UN Summit events. I note that aspects of this point have been addressed in the interim evaluation.

-- There is a need for central, well-edited communication: the project has so many touchpoints online (as noted, positively, in the interim evaluation) that it is very hard to know what is going on. Certainly, being able to post and link to things to create an ad hoc and timely network is good. But at some point someone need to create and edited overview of what is happening and ensure that this communication is well designed. 

I have given my feedback directly on the RSA Networks site/tool which, while impressive given the limited development time, doesn't act as a call to or organiser of action.  

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Thoughts on how we engage people via this site

April 14th, 2008

Nice. I'm excited about discussing further...

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