Creating shared foresight infrastructure for funders and civil society organisations

Now is a good time to think about how we think about the future

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The Civil Society Observatory Discovery Report


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  • Created by a community organisation for its own use
  • Created by a community organisation for reuse by others
  • Created by a community organisation as infrastructure to support…



How we got here


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Norman Rockwell, “The Party Line” (1919)

Can we occupy technology with love?


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What we wanted to achieve

Why?


The Project

  • Effort and time frame: up to 5 days of consulting and delivery, to take place between late January and early March 2021
  • Fee: c. £3,000

What is needed?

  • Ensure our initial policies and approach to hiring are inclusive, flexible, sustainable…

Rachel Coldicutt

Feminist. Responsible technologist. Reading and writing on equality, automation and climate crisis. On sabbatical-ish. Formerly @doteveryone .

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