Intro to Community Network NI – an open message


👋 Hi there! Thanks so much for joining us, it’s great to have you on board.

A very warm welcome to our network 🤗

Community Network NI has been developed to bring together equally passionate people so that we may collectively tackle the challenges faced by our local communities.

🎯 Our goal is to get the right support to the right people at the right time, without duplication. We believe we can achieve this through collaboration and innovation. Help us develop our shared purpose 👉 here.

🚦 Getting started is simple. We hope you enjoy using this platform which is available as a mobile app as well as the web version. We’ve included a few points to get you started and some guidelines over 👉 here.

👋 Joining groups is the first step to respond to support requests AND to connect with people who are providing support in your area. We’ve started with groups for the 11 council districts of NI as well as key impact themes over 👉 here.

🔗 Connect with like-minded members who are based near you and who may be facing similar challenges. Explore opportunities for collaboration, find inspiration and perspective, and be sure to introduce yourself! You can follow specific members to see everything they post and visit profiles 👉 here.

🎟 Attend or host events – The events feature available within Community Network NI offers members the ability to create virtual or in-person events that we can share with other members and/or beneficiaries. It is possible to list events yourself or we can help you. Find our more about this feature 👉 here.

🎓 Access or offer resources – We have the option to create online resources directly within Community Network. Resources can be anything from guidance to courses, workshops and training. Find out more about this feature 👉 here.

💪 Connect with members based on expertise – when setting up your profile, you can select one area of expertise (this is new so please review profile to complete). This helps to identify possible collaborations and networking opportunities as well as needs-based skills matching. Check out our members based on expertise 👉 here.

💬 Follow posts based on topics – The activity feed is personalised for you. Home is your activity feed. By default, it will show you the latest activity from us and other members. You can opt-out of topics that don’t interest you 👉 here.

❓ Frequently Asked Questions… about how to respond to support requests, how referrals work and links to policies and guidelines can be found 👉 here.

🆘 For help and guidance…

If you are unsure about anything at all please pop a message on your local council/impact theme group OR contact one of the regional admins:

Danielle Mills 
Sarah Scullion 
Charmayne Milliken 
Vanessa McGeehan 

Finally, on behalf of our team and all the beneficiaries, THANK YOU for volunteering your time, resources and skills, especially during this time of uncertainty. It really means a lot. If you have any feedback or suggestions based on your experience so far, please contact us.

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