"Well said and well done, we need to ensure that the 'VCS leaders' do not dominate this issue and the voices of smaller, user led groups are heard and noticed. We could do with circulating this to the so called 'leaders' and the…"
"Hi Lindsay, yes we have quite a lot of that too over here in the sunny UK! i guess for me its about identifying the whingers who just want to whinge and the whingers who actually would like things to be different. Saves time!"
a new group for getting it off your chest without harming others or yourself.Feeling blue? Frustrated? You’re not alone! Come and join us for a spot of radical self-pity – any whinges or lamenting will be gladly received by your fellow-sufferers, as we cheer up each other on our long march to somewhere life-enhancing, empowered and empowering.There’s a serious side to this – Nat Wei (he of the early Big Society elite) blogged about the emptiness of protest which can’t find a reforming home in…See More
we are having some fun and games developing partnerships to bid for the Transforming Local Infrastructure Fund run by the Big Lottery. We learnt the lessons about how the big boys create and manage their partnerships so were…"
"it seems like its not in the governments interest to truely empower local communities, we only need to look at the governments responses to the general population when it does 'speak out' such as the anti war march. Government empowerment…"
"interesting, when V4CE cannot even campaign effectively for BME groups that it now will look at equalities across the board. V4CE wont lose any sleep with many BME organisations across the country closing down, as long as they are ok. Remember CEMVO…"
"I did not see the whole of the programme but from what I did see it was obvious that conflict resolution isnt a skill which most people posess especially when personal interests and 'rights' come into any debate on joint action.
I understand from one of your last e/mails that you are seeking funding from Unltd for a confererence. I did agree to become part of the Conference planning group so if you need any help with that or any other aspects just ask.