Meeting 80

Updated over 7 years ago by Sam Joseph
Outstanding Action Items:

  • (Rachel) Reading voluntary action reach out
  • (Michael) new logo in place? --> sam 
  • (Michael) new google icons to repo ? --> Sam
  • (alex) design favicon


  • Timebanking. Age UK Harrow are running a timebanking project called community click, the idea is around skill sharing / volunteering. I was wondering if there was a way that we could import their volunteer opportunities to our volunteers page i the way we looked at doing with Do-IT using the method used in your square mile: They don't have a map and they are working with the national timebank so there will questions around accessing the data in the same way as with Do-IT
    It could then be the basis of other specific databases e.. Steve's project around services for people with autism.
  • VCS Forum (VCS - Voluntary and Community Sector) Sam, this is the meeting you attended a while back. It is a meeting that happens every 2 months with the aims of bringing local organisations together to discuss relevant issues, network and share information. Currently it is a very informal group but there are plans to make it more formal, have a membership process etc. A couple of the members of this group are coming to see me this week to see how this could tie in with HCN. I was wondering how straight forward it would be to give users of HCN and option to tick a box to say they want to be a member of the forum (there may be a question around eligibility to answer), there may also need to be a step for the forum to agree to allow them to be a member. Once they are accepted as a member either they could have a little flag / icon or there could be a separate page which a map which just displayed forum members. It would probably require a 'forum admin'.   HCA manages VCS database.
  • Adding a second org admin
  • Usual review
Action items
  • (sam) join timebank and find out the possibility for datashare (started)
  • (sam) feature for auto-creating new user account for additional admins of orgs (feature)
  • (Sam) remind rachel about Reading VA (done)


  • (sam) make staging have SSL certs and custom domain name
  • Sam: work on smoothing flows into the system ...  -->
  • (Sam) mail chimp integration (make feature)
  • (Sam) AV constitution 
    • should include where funds go when company is wound up
    • revise constitution for new types of entity, e.g. directors
      • media trust
      • charities4IT
      • bathtub2boardroom
  • (Sam) charity status requires 3 trustees (Steve, Rachel, Alex?) and following charity commission rules
  • (Alex) approach CVS's (Council for Voluntary Services) (each borough has one of these) (Rachel Sobus)
  • (Sam/Alex) SEO (chore) [STARTED]
  • (Sam) look into having our emails not go into spam folders ... (mailchimp)
  • (Sam) how to integrate with 3SP volunteer center ??


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