Story telling

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Podnosh Impact Assessment App

Capture how you help people and turn their stories into data.

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In various forms of social media, including the principal and the culture, plus specific skills to solve the problems you need to solve.

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Working with government, housing and the third sector since 2005


Open Data

We teach you practical ways to use open data and data skills to help with funding, report on needs and demonstrate value.

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Safer Communities

Working with communities and partners to improve perceptions of safety across neighbourhoods.

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Social Media Surgeries

Boost digital skills and network public servants with each other and active citizens in communities.

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Consultation to Conversation

Moving old methods of consultation to a more inclusive, conversational approach.

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Latest News

Be Bold. Measuring Impact #NCPIgnites

Yesterday I attended the New Philanthropy Capital Conference “Burning Issues and Being Bold” It was a day focusing on measuring and evaluating projects, demonstrating impact – it was right up our street. Unfortunately I was only able to attend for the morning. However even though I was only there for half the day and I still woke this … Read more

All new shiny Grantnav or where to find information on where charity grants go.

I’ve been to many an open data event and written about it, used it and encouraged it’s use for years. Never have I seen a standing ovation for a data project – until Friday. A standing ovation for #opendata – @360Giving #grantnav pic.twitter.com/9zSj3DRJiO— Nick Booth (@podnosh) September 30, 2016 Grantnav is a tool built on … Read more

Growing the civic conversation online – a platform for healthier local democracy and healthier communities.

Bit by bit we’ve been doing something strategic in Birmingham.   Every social media surgery that happens in the city helps in a number of ways: Provides new skills to individual active citizens Creates a place where people can meet each other Helps community groups and the public sector use the web to talk to … Read more

The benefits of story telling – or why you should spend your training budget on stories.

  I had planned to blog a little more about #Beingthestory – the wonderful event staged by Jude Habib last week.  I thought I would describe more of the astonishing stories I heard that day but instead I want to try and organise some thoughts. Being told stories or telling stories often seems a little … Read more

“Podnosh are huge fun to work with. If you get the chance, grab it.”

 – Kate Cooper, New Optimists Forum

“Educating everyone from my Director to officers in the team…  Podnosh helped us  know what social media was and create conversations with people.”

– Richard Brown, Birmingham City Council

“Not only deeply knowledgeable about social media, Nick is an expert communicator who inspires, enthuses and compels people to act.”

Kate Reynolds , Group Head of PR and Communications at Sanctuary Group