- Mark Parker is a community organiser in the London Borough of Southwark. I am just setting out on the journey toward becoming an effective organiser and this is a place for me to reflect on the experience and what I am learning. I hope you will join in and offer your thoughts, so that we can turn my comments and ideas into a conversation.
Monthly Archives: February 2012
Working as a community activist can be very isolating. People who grasp what you are about are few and far between. There are always those nagging doubts that you can’t be sure you’ve handled the dilemmas of community in the … Continue reading
Many questions were raised back in 2010 when the Conservative manifesto committed an incoming Tory administration to train 5,000 community organisers; the voices asked many things but amongst them was a concern about how this new ‘army’ (yes, sadly that … Continue reading
For years, I worked on behalf of the community sector to help central government (and the voluntary sector) change their assumptions about community groups and small charities. In governance terms, I was advocating a lighter touch regime for un-constituted and … Continue reading