Why ruralnet|online?

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Why ruralnet|online?

  1. 1. What is ruralnet|online for? <ul><li>Simon Berry </li></ul><ul><li>ruralnet|uk </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>
  2. 2. Supporting rural individuals, communities & organisations to be more effective and efficient. Generating a profit to support ruralnet|uk’s mission by selling support and consultancy services. THROUGH: • innovation and development • networking (online and offline) • capacity building • knowledge transfer • collaboration and partnership working • provision of guidance and information BY DELIVERING: 0 An annual conference 1 Other events and training 2 Consultancy 3 Online support services 4 Grant-supported programmes <ul><li>BY DELIVERING: </li></ul><ul><li>0 . . </li></ul><ul><li>1 Events and training </li></ul><ul><li>2 Consultancy </li></ul><ul><li>3 Online support services </li></ul><ul><li>4 Grant-supported programmes </li></ul>Vision: Improved social inclusion and reduced deprivation in rural areas through the empowerment of individuals, communities and enterprises, so that they are better able to control their own destinies and fully engage with society. RN UK Ltd
  3. 3. Things I think really helpful umbrella organisations NEED TO KNOW <ul><li>The genius is in the network </li></ul><ul><li>Most people won’t know who you are or what you do </li></ul><ul><li>Be always there but never intrusive </li></ul><ul><li>Respect the “local” </li></ul><ul><li>There is a lot of re-inventing the wheel going on </li></ul><ul><li>You are not at the centre of the universe </li></ul><ul><li>You don’t have a divine right to exist </li></ul>
  4. 4. Things I think really helpful umbrella organisations NEED TO DO <ul><li>Unleash the genius in the network </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Enable knowledge transfer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Link people up </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Link ideas up </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Link initiatives up </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Proactively connect with local groups </li></ul><ul><li>Add value to what they are already doing* </li></ul><ul><li>In the place(s) they are already doing it </li></ul><ul><li>Support the network with </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Targeted services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Targeted/filtered information </li></ul></ul>* this may include the provision of technology

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