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Community Groups benefit from expert Internet Marketer!

Community FirstInternet MarketerA range of community groups from across the region came together to benefit from the expert knowledge of a local business woman who shared her skills around how to be more productive on the internet. We live in an age where technology has become so important there is a danger of being left behind.

The session was organised by Community First as part of the Employee Volunteering Skill Share Scheme. Janet Duggan, Business and Community Project Lead from Community First says, “the skill share scheme works with businesses to effectively upskill and pass on their expertise to the community & voluntary sector. We approached Yvette Mindel, from Internet Marketing Naturally, to deliver a workshop around how to make groups’ websites more user friendly and productive so they can promote their organisations online. Yvette volunteered her time and hopefully has given the participants the tools to improve their online presence and in turn get more people visiting their websites”.

A range of community groups attended the workshop at St John’s Church Rowlands Castle, including Gosport Voluntary Action, Carers Support Waverley, SEHCO, New Park Community & Arts Association and Purbrook, Waterlooville & Cowplain Good Neighbours.

Derek Gunnell from the local Good Neighbours Scheme says, “it has been a fantastic opportunity to attend the session and will help us grow through a better understanding of the use of Google. I would like to thank Yvette Mindel for giving up her time to help us”.

Community First is a registered charity whose aim is to promote a strong, influential and thriving voluntary and community sector in East Hampshire, Havant and Winchester. It works together with local councils and other partners

Community First is the trading name of Communities First Wessex

Registered Charity no 1147527 Company Registered in England and Wales 8071971 at

Langstone Technology Park Langstone Road Havant Hampshire PO9 1SA to offer a broad range of services and information to support individuals, charities, voluntary and community organisations and social enterprises to be effective and sustainable and to grow and flourish. If you are a business that can help Community First to effectively ‘upskill’ the voluntary & community sector contact Janet Duggan at or telephone 0300 500 8085 ext 9722.

Posted on Wed, August 24 2016