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Discover the My Community Network

March 27, 2015

CDF’s Communications Manager, Charlotte Stuffins, shares what you can expect from the My Community Network which launches next Wednesday, 1 April here on Just Act. This blog was originally published on – view the original post here.  What is …
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Jamie Evans

Could crowdfunding be another tool in your fundraising toolbox?

November 19, 2014

Jamie Evans is on the Research Team at the Community Development Foundation. The Community First Crowdmatch Challenge was a partnership project between Nesta, Buzzbnk and CDF to assess the potential of crowdfunding for community groups that had taken part in …
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5 Things DCLG have learnt from Our Place Areas

November 14, 2014

Katie Lee works for the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) as part of the Our Place Team. In this blog, she observes lessons for community projects from participants in the Our Place programme. I’ve been lucky enough to …
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Well haven’t we grown: A six-month look back at Just Act

November 12, 2014

Lizzy is Communications Assistant at the Community Development Foundation (CDF) and helps to run Just Act. For those who haven’t been following our progress from the beginning, we’re pleased to announce that Just Act is now six months old. In …
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5 reasons to connect online with other community groups

October 22, 2014

Freya Grummit is Community Manager at Project Dirt, a website that helps community groups connect with one another. I first came across community social network Project Dirt in a previous role and was attracted to its mission to connect communities …
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Charlotte Stuffins

What are councillors’ favourite community projects?

July 16, 2014

The Just Act team visited the Local Government Association conference last week. Find out what Charlotte learned about councillors and their communities…
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Top Five Inspiring Community Projects for Older People

June 25, 2014

This week, we’re thinking about projects for older people. Read more to find out more about our Top 5 most inspiring.
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How did you find out what is happening in your community?

June 12, 2014

Yesterday saw our first Just Act live discussion on the topic “How did you find out what was happening in your area? We had several of our Community Champions sharing their experiences, who are people involved in community projects from across the country. Read on to see the discussion’s highlights.
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Top Five Social Enterprises

May 28, 2014

Social enterprises are businesses that re-invest their profits into doing something good for people or the planet. In this blog, we look at some of our favourites.
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Alice Wilcock

How do you prevent volunteer burnout?

April 29, 2014

Have you ever felt that the commitments necessary to run your community project are a bit too much to sustain? Alice Wilcock discusses the issues on how to keep the volunteers in your project from taking on too much.
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