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A Digital Revolution for the Community Development Sector

A well-functioning, efficient and effective community development sector is very important in any society. In Ireland, according to recent CSO figures, over a quarter of the population volunteer in some shape or form, many of whom do so on a local level. This equates...

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Tapping into your local volunteers online

I would like to start by clarifying the subject of this article, tapping into your local volunteers online. Online volunteers sometimes conjure up vision of geeks mapping out parts of the world which are suffering from disaster. The make up, motives and skill of the...

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Developing a Local Food Brand in your community

Let's face it, local food is great in every way. It's often fresher and more love and care is taken in its preparation. Its gives a big thumbs up for reducing carbon emissions as there is less travel involved from farm to fork, its sustains local jobs, ..the list goes...

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Community Funding

Funding plays a very important part in community development. Below we provide useful links, advice and pointers on funding your community project.

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Local Innovation Hubs

  Unfortunately perhaps, innovation is sometimes visualised as a light bulb or a bolt of lightning which is perhaps misleading. Talk to anyone involved in so called innovative positions or roles and they will describe to you methodical processes, testing small...

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Do you know all the local businesses

  In this article we want to consider the importance of truly knowing the importance on your local business community. The day has long since passed that all businesses had a shop front or at least a sign over their door. So many businesses in Ireland work in a lot...

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Arts in the community, should we care?

Developing a robust and multi-faceted approach to arts in the community is very difficult but when done correctly can reap rewards for a wide cross section of the community. Both participating and attending arts events has long documented...

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