[wdmmg-discuss] Voluntary Sector Cuts

Jonathan Gray jonathan.gray at okfn.org
Tue Jan 18 18:59:50 UTC 2011

Looks great! Please let us know when this goes live so we can help to
promote it.

Would also love to hear any ideas from WDMMG dev team on how we might
be able to share data between the projects.


On Tue, Jan 18, 2011 at 7:30 PM, David Kane <David.Kane at ncvo-vol.org.uk> wrote:
> Hi everyone
> I'm following up a discussion from October which resulted in the
> creation of the wherearethecuts.org site, built on Ushahidi.
> NCVO was running a similar exercise called "crowdsourcing the cuts", and
> we added some of the cuts from there into wherearethecuts.
> We've decided to reboot and relaunch crowdsourcing the cuts - this time
> as Voluntary Sector Cuts. Rather than being an NCVO-only exercise
> (albeit with publicly available results) we want Voluntary Sector Cuts
> to be an exercise that involves the whole of the voluntary sector. So
> we've created a new site which is co-branded with logos of all the
> infrastructure organisations that have got involved.
> You can see the site at http://voluntarysectorcuts.org.uk/
> I tried to use Ushahidi but it was beyond my technical skills to set up.
> Instead I've used a slightly thrown-together combination of wordpress,
> google spreadsheets and forms and Exhibit
> (http://www.simile-widgets.org/exhibit/). It's not perfect but does
> work, although it uses more iframes than would be ideal.
> The reasons I'm telling you all is to make sure that it links in with
> wherearethecuts.org - in an ideal world I would have recommended we use
> watc as our platform, but the demands of working with lots of partners
> and wanting to collect some bespoke data meant that we had to start from
> scratch. But as the data will continue to be open I hope we can transfer
> any cuts to wherearethecuts.
> Any feedback or suggestions you have on the site are also welcome!
> Thanks
> Dave
> David Kane
> Research Officer
> National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO)
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