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This community reporting app from The Guardian & EE could be useful. Its called Guardian Witness and lets you upload community news stories. Download here from Google Play https://t.co/PmhAPuw42e and tell the news directly from your phone. http://twitter.com/EE/status/324143146885857280
This afternoon I was trying to do something that should be straightforward. I wasn’t landing Curiosity on Mars or practicing for a cycle sprint, all I was doing was simply trying to name the sector that I do a lot of work in. Then @lasavoice alerted me to this blog from Terry Stokes (CEO at Lasa) who recently had a similar conversation (although in New Zealand) which got me thinking.
I’ve worked in the sector for 12 years and this keeps coming round. What title should we use if we try to tell someone we work with groups and individuals who make a lasting change to the lives and surroundings of people ….
I seem to be able to choose from :
- Voluntary and Community
- Community and Voluntary
- First Sector
- Third Sector
- Civil Society
- Non Governmental Organisations
- Not For Profit
- Big Society
- Social Enterprise
… and maybe many more!
So now rather than saying I work for a 'Sector', I’ll say I work with voluntary and community organisations.
However it is still important that we can say with one voice that we make a difference because we are the [Insert Words of Your Choice Here] Sector….
… I’ll let you fill that part in. Please let me know what with!