The aim of the Maximising Technologies Project is to improve Refugee organisations’ understanding, expertise and use of Social Media and Digital Technology enabling them to be more effective and efficient in delivering better services to their target communities.
Specifically, the Project aims to:
- increase refugee organisations’ capacity to gather and disseminate relevant information to and for the user group.
- increase the ability/effectiveness to promote their services to user groups, funders and partners.
- increase the capacity to feed in to and know about policies relevant to them.
- increase their capacity to raise their profile, network with, learn from and collaborate with relevant stakeholders.
This project is a partnership between Southwark Refugee and Communities Forum (SRCF), Lewisham Refugee and Migrant Network (LRMN) and Greenwich Action for Voluntary Service (GAVS).
We work with 10 organisations per borough per year and offer 8 monthly training sessions, in-depth support on a weekly basis and 3 cross-borough workshops over the 8 months. All the tools that are used in the training are free of charge, which allows organisations to communicate with their clients, supporters and funders without touching their budget.
Example of topics that have been covered in the first year of the project:
- how to use Facebook and Twitter to engage with your audience
- create eNewsletters
- manage online events, e.g. fundraising events, AGMs etc
- online fundraising
- use Linkedin to make professional connections
- and many more…
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