Please send me SCA's fortnightly briefing:

June 17, 2009

On the lookout for bright ideas

How do you get the general public to come up with ideas for sorting out the country’s current economic woes?  You ask them, of course!  Employers in Voluntary Housing took the plunge last week with the launch of their web based Community Ideas Campaign.  Based on a hugely successful initiative in Ireland, EVH are hoping this will lead to something much bigger later in the year.  Nothing ventured, nothing gained

Launched on 4 June 2009, the initial phase of the campaign is seeking people’s ideas to: 

• Preserve and grow employment 
• Stimulate activity across the community
• Make it easier for ordinary people to make a difference
• Kick start our construction industry to provide sustainable homes

As you can see from the logo above our motto is simple; no whinging.  Therefore, the campaign will only consider ideas that are positive and think about solutions, not the problems!

But this is just the beginning of this independent citizens’ campaign. In September, with the help of our advisory group we will be producing an action plan – and it won’t only be for government. It will be for individuals, communities, business and other organisations.

To post an idea on an existing one here is what you have to do:

Once you are registered and signed in
– Click on ‘Ideas Tank’ tab
– Click on ‘What’s Your Idea’
– To Submit your idea click on ‘create topic’
– Enter Topic Title, enter your idea in the topic content box, when finished click ‘create topic’

See Herald artice here