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Thu 30 Mar 2023
Thanks to the support of the Civic Power Fund , we’ve prototyped an idea we’ve had on the back of our mind for ages: Mapped .
This tool helps organisers visually spot where their supporters are and in which constituency. This helps with identifying areas that need extra attention in recruitment, canvassing or fundraising.
We’ve had some promising initial responses to the prototype and have identified where we’d like to take it next. If you have any feedback on this version, send us an email!
We designed and built a site for Autonomy’s Annual Deprivation Index , which provides the most recent data on core deprivation metrics in the cities, towns and regions of England.
The index presents the three core indicators of deprivation: unemployment, health and crime. It is focused on local levels and comes out more frequently than other indices, in order to help researchers and policy-makers build up a more nuanced picture of deprivation in England and Wales.
Thanks to designer Arby Hisenaj for your work on this! 🙌
We revisited the identity we designed for Green New Deal Rising in 2021 by creating sub-brands for two of their current campaigns, aimed at Labour and SNP respectively.
The campaigns are geared towards getting both parties to commit to a Green New Deal, with demands around expanding public ownership, promising green jobs for all and taxing fossil fuels companies and corporations profiting off the climate crisis.
The 8-week course on Digital Organising that we’re running in collaboration with Act Build Change has just kicked off. We are tremendously excited to be doing this work.
The course will help people sharpen their digital organising craft, build confidence and develop new ideas on how to create more safe, joyful, purposeful and accessible spaces to engage in online.
We’ll be joined by organisers from groups like Migrants in Culture , The Engine Room , Small Axe and Green New Deal Rising who will share real-world examples of good digital organising.
It is a course taught as a cohort, but do email us if you are interested in having similar training at your organisation. We love training!
We quietly launched a new version of our website last month. We’ve included pages for each of our services that explain our approach, interspersed with example projects and testimonials from people we’ve worked with:
The site was primarily built by Anna Cunnane as the final project of her software development apprenticeship. She’s written a bit about the process on her blog . Without her help, we probably would have gone another two years without a new website, so we’re very grateful!
We went on a team retreat to Glasgow in late February. We hired a small space at Agile City’s Civic House where we worked together to explore the challenges and puzzles we face and to develop our strategy for the next year or so. It was lovely to spend time together in person — the first time that all seven of us have been in the same room!
April 1 is handover day for our responsibility areas! Every 6 months, we rotate the stewardship of critical co-op functions: Governance, Financial Administration, Public Communications and Opportunity Development.
This helps balance the workload between co-op members and ensures that each area of the co-op has someone to advocate for it. It’s also a way to skill share across the co-op, so everyone knows what it takes to run the different areas.