A quick note to mention some of the projects Kind of Digital is working on.
This is the name we have given to our WordPress-powered ideas crowdsourcing platform. South Holland District Council are going to be using the service to encourage people to suggest ideas for projects that will help their communities.
This will be linked to the ward budgets that councillors there have been allocated, with the CiviCrowd providing a mechanism for people to suggest ideas to their councillors.
The site should be launching in the next few weeks, and I’ll be sure to let you know exactly when that happens!
Lincolnshire coastal cultural SMEs
This is a project we are working on with Lincolnshire County Council, to provide support to small and medium sized enterprises in the arts and culture sector, that are based on Lincolnshire’s coasts. It’s all about providing training and guidance to these organisations to help them use technology like the web, social media, and also innovative hardware to promote what they do.
This is a year long project, so I’ll be posting occasional updates here on progress as we go along, and I’m really pleased to have Fraser Henderson and Tim Wilson on board to help deliver it.
An interesting one this, as we are working with the regeneration company Urban and Civic (warning: flash-heavy website!) to help them engage online as they develop the Alconbury Airfield site near Huntingdon.
We’re building an online engagement hub, to allow people to provide the sort of feedback usually only received during traditional open day style events, as well as working with the team to help them develop digital engagement strategies, policies and systems to make the most of online discussion of the project and the wider area.
If you’re looking at running a project remotely similar to these, and need a helping hand, don’t hesitate to get in touch!