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Upcoming Events

Check out our community events. Learn how to: add a profile, make the most of your profile, brand your profile, or how aDoddle  mapping can support communities and more.

We want to support you, your organisation, your community – so if there is a training that you would like us to consider putting on – please just ask through our contact form.

Coming Soon:

An Introduction to aDoddle's New Quick Guides Hub

Introducing aDoddle’s New Quick Guides Hub

Click by Click guides to help you to make the most of your profile on aDoddle. See how easy it is to:

  • Create a profile
  • Share editing permissions with other other team members
  • Duplicate your profile so it shows in other areas as well
  • Create lists of your favourite profiles to share with others or for your own use
  • Q&A & More

Workshop is interactive & will last approx 45 mins

You are welcome to join us 15 minutes before the start time in our virtual lounge

Coming Soon: The Team are working to get this to you ASAP 🙂

Start Time: TBC

December 2022

aDoddle Workshop

An Introduction to Adding Your Organisation's Profile to the Map

8th December – Thursday

  • Quick guide to creating your profile
  • Why Telling the ‘Story’ of your organisation is is important
  • The 5 Key things people want to know about your organisation
  • Q&A

Workshop is interactive & will last approx 45 mins

You are welcome to join us 15 minutes before the start time in our virtual lounge

Thursday 8th December 

Start Time 2pm  – approx 45 mins

January 2023

aDoddle Workshop

An Introduction to Adding Your Organisation's Profile to the Map

Date To Be Confirmed

An Introduction: Adding Your Organisation to aDoddle

  • Quick guide to creating your profile
  • Why Telling the ‘Story’ of your organisation is is important
  • The 5 Key things people want to know about your organisation
  • Q&A

Workshop is interactive & will last approx 45 mins

You are welcome to join us 15 minutes before the start time in our virtual lounge

Date to be confirmed

Start Time TBC  – approx 45 mins

Replays - 2022

Digital Leaders - Innovation Week

Community Mapping - Asset Based Community Development

Aired on 16th November 2022

A ‘Timely’ talk for every community across the UK.

When people within communities are unable to find and easily access the support, resources, opportunities, places to connect with others – for example Foodbanks or ‘Warm Spaces – Welcome Places’, that exist within their local area, then they will be calling on already stretched services, face isolation – which can increase negative impact on mental health, and more.

Workshop is interactive & will last approx 45 mins

You are welcome to join us 15 minutes before the start time in our virtual lounge. 

Also after the session with any questions you wish to ask off camera.

Digital Leaders - Community Mapping - Building Empowered & Resilient Communities

Research from the Centre for Economics and Business Research (Cebr), commissioned by Eden Project initiative The Big Lunch and funded by the Big Lottery, showed that: Disconnected communities could be costing society £32 billion a year. It also revealed the annual cost to public services of social isolation and disconnected communities, including:

Demand on health services: £5.2 billion (equal to the cost of building 70 new Specialist Emergency Care hospitals )

Demand on policing: £205 million (equal to the median yearly salary of 6584 police officers)

Disconnected communities are also linked to a loss of productivity, with a net cost to the economy of nearly £12 billion every year.

Join the founder of aDoddle.org, the UK’s first growing network of connected area-based, or niche based, community maps – ‘Out of The Box’, to explore the many ways in which community mapping can help to not only reduce this but also empower people and support the growth of more resilient communities by ‘joining the dots’.

Across the UK there are over 150k charities and even more community groups & projects that provide critical support & opportunities to connect with others. Yet, believe it or not, too often it’s easier to find a restaurant on Google Maps, as there is no central hub that brings this information together. Meaning that information is dis-jointed, incomplete and often out date.

aDoddle.org Community Mapping is about connecting people and communities with the support, opportunities and awareness of resources available to them within their local area. Working together to build more resilient communities.

Watch the Replay

Length Approx 45 Minutes

Creating Your Profile Header in Canva & Adding it to Your Profile

  • Why having a header image is important
  • How to create one using Canva
  • How to upload it to your profile
  • Q&A

Digital Leaders - Innovation Week 2022

Join the founder of aDoddle.org, the UK’s first growing network of connected area-based, or niche based, community maps – ‘Out of The Box’, to explore the cost of disconnected communities and the many ways in which community mapping can help to not only reduce this but also empower people and communities by ‘joining the dots’.

Discover:

  • How listening to projects that failed at mapping provided some of the greatest lessons.
  • How the voices of those in crisis helped to create the key foundational elements for the mapping platform.
  • How hearing the struggles faced by organisations of all sizes within communities led to the connectivity of the maps and flexibility of their use.
  • How the pandemic made us reflect and rebuild from the ground up.
  • How this can be used in your community for the benefit of everyone, from those in crisis or who want to volunteer, to local organisations who struggle to be found or key decision makers.

With time for a Q&A at the end

In 2016 the Centre for Economics and Business Research (Cebr) produced a report for Eden Project Communities which showed that: Disconnected communities could be costing society £32 billion a year.

Across the UK there are over 150k charities and even more community groups & projects that provide critical support & opportunities to connect with others. Yet, believe it or not, too often it’s easier to find a restaurant on Google Maps, as there is no central hub that brings this information together. Meaning that information is dis-jointed, incomplete and often out date.

aDoddle.org Community Mapping is about connecting people and communities with the support, opportunities and awareness of resources available to them within their local area. Working together to build more resilient communities.

Watch the Replay

Replays - 2021

Digital Leaders - Innovation Week 2021

Join our Founder, Jaki King, to hear how finding a restaurant on Google Maps led to the development of the UK’s first network of connected community maps.

Discover:

How listening to projects that failed at mapping provided some of the greatest lessons.

How the voices of those in crisis helped to create the key foundational elements for the mapping platform.

How hearing the struggles faced by organisations of all sizes within communities led to the connectivity of the maps and flexibility of their use.

How the pandemic made us reflect and rebuild from the ground up.

How this can be used in your community for the benefit of everyone, from those in crisis or who want to volunteer, to local organisations who struggle to be found or key decision makers.

With time for a Q&A at the end.

Date: 10th November

Watch the replay

Catch Up - Past Events

Making the Most of Your Newsletter

Those of you who are active on social media platforms will likely be familiar with the recent outage that affected Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp. We expect that many of you may do much of the promotion & awareness raising of your organisation through social media, and so this may have been a stressful time.
 
Positives can be taken from the outage though, as now is a great time to begin expanding your reach to new platforms. The unfortunate reality of many social media platforms is that they could be ‘taken away’ from you in an instant. Email newsletters are a great way to reach out to people who want to hear from your organisation, and importantly, your email list is yours, and can’t be taken away on a whim, meaning that your newsletter has the potential to be your most powerful marketing tool – and you own it!
 
The aim of the workshop is for us to share some of what we have learnt and for you to share as well, for the session to be a safe space for open discussion. Remember your newsletter is yours no matter what. Only you can decide what is valuable to share and there is a process to getting it off the ground and keeping it running.

Digital Leaders Week June 2021: Community Mapping - Supporting More Empowered and Resilient Communities

Join our Founder and CEO, Jaki King, for her talk during Digital Leaders Week 2021

We live in a digital world where we can find everything we need at the touch of a button – or Do we?
The past 15 months have shown us how critical it is for people to be able to find help, where they can volunteer or how to connect with others in their community.

The news highlights things like; a potential Mental Health pandemic, the huge rise in unemployment and the effects of isolation to people and communities, to name a just few.

Across the UK there are over 150k charities and even more community groups & projects that provide critical support & opportunities to connect with others. Yet, believe it or not, too often it’s easier to find a restaurant on Google Maps, as there is no central hub that brings this information together. Meaning that information is dis-jointed, incomplete and often out date.

Join Jaki, founder of aDoddle.org, to discover how you can get involved, help to ‘join the dots’ & be part of the UK’s first network of connected area-based community maps. Together we are building a resource for use at a national, regional and local level. The maps have the ability to be ‘dropped’ into any website for niche based, community specific, or internal role support and so much more.

Community Mapping is about connecting people & communities with the support, opportunities & awareness of resources available to them within their local area.

Connecting Communities – One Click at a Time

Digital Leaders - 2020

Community Mapping – what is it, why does it work and how can we bring it to our communities right now?

We live in a digital world where we can find everything we need at the touch of a button – or Do we? Recent and ongoing events have shown us how critical it is for people to be able to find help, where they can volunteer or how to connect with others in their community.

Join Jaki, founder of aDoddle.org, to discover how you can get involved and help to ‘join the dots’ & create a national resource which will connect people & communities with the support, opportunities & awareness of resources available at a local level.

Connecting Communities – One Click at a Time

Bournemouth University Students Launch Our 4th Area Based Community Map

On 26th March 2020 students from Bournemouth University held the online launch of the Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Community Map.

The students produced the launch as part of their university coursework.

The BCP community map was the 4th area-based map to be launched and is part of a planned network of over 400 area maps that are linked to aDoddle.org.

Connected Community Maps are about building a resource that works for the benefit everyone. Bringing together information on local charities, community projects, groups and resources. Making it ‘aDoddle’ for everyone to find community based support, services, tools and resources that may help improve quality of life. Whether that is finding help at a time of crisis (or in time to avoid a crisis), give help through volunteering or locating places to connect with others.

Woodley & Bredbury - Introducing Your Local Community Map & Sharing How to add your profile

Recorded – March 2021

Join us for this collaborative event between Starting Point and aDoddle to support the development and growth of the new community map for Woodley & Bredbury.

This is an opportunity to find out more about the map, how organisations can add their profiles (free), what the five key things are that people want to know, and more.

Start Point are encouraging organisations local to or active in Woodley & Bredbury to add their details and help residents find out what is going on in our community, including volunteering opportunities, support services and more.