ran a series of Training Sessions in December 2009/ January
2010 on how to utilise the Engage website and its
functions, the sessions were attended by individuals
who work for or with Community and Voluntary groups in Glasgow.
was extremely successful and helped those who attended
to understand and use the Engage website better.
Those who attended found it a useful and accessible tool
and will use it in the future.
the Training Session we created a manual that has simple
tasks to be completed - it essentially allows you to
understand the different fields of information that is
gathered on Engage and how to search more specifically
for different types of organisations to certain
training session will be organised during 2011 and 2012
- please check back here regularly for updates.
Annual Report 2010/ 2011
has released its second Annual Report. The report
highlights the uses of theEngage
database over the past year, and
provides a summary of some of the key characteristics of
the community and voluntary sector in Glasgow, as highlighted through Engage.
over 1600 organisations, with and without paid staff, it
is clear from the report that the sheer scope of the
dataset makes Engage a powerful tool:
helps to promote community engagement by providing a
very efficient means for community planning partners,
and community and voluntary organisations themselves, to
find out about and get in touch with relevant
organisations in Glasgow.
provides a profile of the voluntary and community sector
giving details, for example, on activities, target
groups, volunteers and financial details.
Nearly 430 registered users are currently benefiting
from the information they can extract from Engage.
Engage will continue to grow and develop as new records
are added, providing an evermore comprehensive directory
of the organisations so important to our communities.
currently involved in the Reshaping Care for Older
People initiative and
will co-ordinate a major data-collecting, mapping
exercise within communities across the city, to better
scope out the current reach of current third sector /
civil society support services available.It will also help to identify the capacity and
potential that exists within the city to shift the
balance of care and grow more localised, community-based
organisation is involved with older people, or if you
know of any that would like to be included in our
mapping project please contact our Infobase and Engage
team on 0141 332 2444 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Faith Data Collection
previously worked with Faith Organisations to
explore ways of developing Engage to include a
comprehensive listing of Faith or Belief-based
Organisations across the city.
data was collected in 2009 - 2010 on over 200 faith
organisations/ groups. Engage has been updated
with the information and new search functions have been
created to allow easier access to the information that
was gathered. Further analysis of the data can be
found in the Engage Annual Report 2010 available above.