We recognise that the current economic climate is particularly challenging for young people. Whilst traditional employment opportunities are decreasing, young people are increasingly more prepared to take risks, embrace digital technology, and consider entrepreneurial employment opportunities. This is why we’ve started developing Task Squad.
Digital technology has already transformed how we communicate, how we work, how we learn, how we shop. At a time of accelerating climate change, a growing ageing population, persistent unemployment and increasing social inequalities, we urgently need to realise the potential of technology for social innovation. This is not simply about adding digital to existing services but making imaginative use of digital technology to fundamentally re-think - and radically reform - how we address significant social challenges.
At the end of 2010, CDI Apps for Good received a grant from Nominet Trust to develop an e-learning and networking platform to support and scale the Apps for Good programme. The funding provided for an 18-month project scope and build of our organisation’s first product. The project taught me valuable lessons about product management, particularly when building a product essential to your organisation’s survival.
We've been running a social media programme to help voluntary organisations to set up and implement a social media strategy. The key learning that has come from the programme is the benefit that has come from delivering hands on support over 2 x 3 hours sessions with each client.