In the final part of my series with the team at JustGiving, I talk to Andy Meikle, Head of People, about JustGiving’s approach to recruitment, culture and organisational structure, and how that helps their organisation.
Andy and I discuss how they find the right people for JustGiving, the essential skills that they look for and how they attract great talent in a very competitive digital skills market.
We explore the decisions they made to structure their office layout, and how that helps to have a happy and fulfilled team, as well as some of the ideas that didn’t work out so well and what they learned from them.
Andy offers some tips to charities and mission-driven organisations on how to start to develop the new organisational culture and attract the right skilled people into their evolving teams.
Andy and I also discuss what the most important skills for individuals and organisations to take onboard to “nudge” the world to be a better, and the some of the resources out there like Culturevist and, that you help you do that and that
Andy shares his thoughts on the trends in people and business culture management do Andy thinks are useful, to help transform and help organisations to reach their goals, and what the future of how we work is shaping up and the change we all need to start thinking about, as we develop our ongoing plans.
Recently I came across two great resources, that will help organisations with their digital campaigning and activism.
The second is an amazing series of tools and content from Tactical Tech called Exposing the Invisible, which explores how you can use social media content and publicly available data to carry out research and investigations. I hope to talk to Tactical Tech soon, about the Exposing the Invisible series in a future podcast, so let me know if you have any questions you would like me to ask them.
Marvel Comics have teamed up with ABCNews to produce a digital comic called Madaya Mum, based on the first-hand accounts of a woman in the besieged Syrian town of Madaya, who is trying to keep her family together and safe, during the conflict
Dalibor Talajic has illustrated Madaya Mum and it is an amazing example of how great storytelling can to tell a difficult story, to different audiences, who may not normally be engaged by traditional journalism or features.
Thanks to everyone at JustGiving, especially Jamie, Jonathan and Andy for hosting me and taking part in the podcast. And thank you for continuing to listen to our podcast. If you want to keep up with the latest insights from the JustGiving team visit their blog.
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