Digital Exclusion: Is the 3rd Sector Missing the Bus?

Ross McCulloch, Director of Third Sector Lab and Founder of Be Good Be Social We are now a mere four years away from the Scottish Government’s bold ambition to make us a world-leading digital nation. The 2020 target in The Scottish Government’s ‘Digital Future’ strategy outlines four key strands: connectivity, digital public services, digital economy and digital participation. The Third Sector should be at the very forefront of this agenda,... Read More

Third Sector Lab

Third Sector Lab will once again be sponsoring Be Good Be Social, as lead organiser of the April 2011 event.  We’ve been working hard behind the scenes to make Be Good Be Social happen, with support from a great sounding board of talented folks. It was always going to be hard to top the first event but I think that a line up including Rob Dyson, Marc Bowker, Rob McAllen and Sara Thomas is shaping up to be pretty special. 2011 will be a year... Read More

my thoughts on the first #begoodbesocial

Who thought being good and being social would be so tiring. I’m knackered after Wednesday night but also incredibly excited about what #BeGoodBeSocial can become. I had feared that having 50 people at the first event would mean it would become just another social media event  – pack ’em in, lecture to them and send them home. Instead, and these are Stuart Glen’s words not mine, ‘this felt different’. While we still... Read More

presentations, photos and the livestream available now

Below are all the presentations for the first ever Be Good Be Social – they’re also available on the event’s Slideshare page. You can also watch the video of the livestream online now too – there were some PC to Mac difficulties and, on a less technical note, my arse also got in the way of the shot. We also have images from Be Good Be Social up on Flickr too thanks to Julie Broadfoot. Once I get my breath back I’ll add... Read More

5 things you need to know about tonight’s #begoodbesocial

1. It starts  at 6pm. Knowing when to turn up is always important. If you’re coming from Glasgow you’ll need to grab the 5pm train from Queen St. Here’s the full programme for the night.   2. It’s at The Melting Pot. If you’re not sure how to get there don’t fret, we’ve got a map and directions for you.   3. You can have a nosey at who’s coming along. Just mosey on over to our tickets page for a full... Read More

be good be social featured in The Herald

Just a quick heads up that you can read Stephen Naysmith’s feature on Be Good Be Social in today’s Scottish Herald (p20). If you’re unable to grab a copy of The Herald you can still read the full article online. One more sleep to go!  Read More