Supporting doers in Dudley to communicate and collaborate
Nick Booth spent 13 years as a journalist and documentary film maker for the BBC and now runs Podnosh, an organisation which helps people to use social and digital media to do good things in the places they live. Join Nick at Do Fest on Tuesday 14 March, at 2pm for a Learning Lab on Being There and at 6pm for Living Room conversation.
Nick has helped lots of people across Dudley borough with their doing. 7 years ago he showed Lorna and Melissa from Dudley CVS how to run social media surgeries. Since then 289 people from local clubs, groups and charities in Dudley borough have been helped to use social media to communicate, campaign or collaborate. The help has been given by 22 people sharing their social media know-how. The 57 surgeries to date have been held at 8 different venues, with local cafe and hotel owners welcoming the surgeries in their spaces.
Nick has also helped people from local groups and charities in Dudley borough to use open data and to track the impact of their work using the Impact Assessment App. He has been a great supporter of BostinCamp and the work of numerous organisations across Dudley borough.
Nick was listed in The Independent on Sunday’s Happy List 2012 of 100 outstanding people whose volunteering, caring, fund-raising, mentoring, charity founding, or selflessness makes Britain a more contented, better-adjusted, supportive, and happier place. We didn’t know that until we put this website together. We asked him to come along to Do Fest because he’s an all round good egg and knows a lot about doing.
Image credit for profile picture: Anthony Mckeown, Flickr