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Digital Dojo

Affordable advice on the latest digital tools

Pollinators is reaffirming its commitment to ensuring Mid West residents are tech savvy enough to be at the forefront of innovation by hosting fortnightly ‘Digital Dojo’ workshops on different digital tools. The first session Wednesday April 27 from 12.30 to 1.30pm will help anyone who uses photos to market their business or community group by introducing them […]

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Pollinators Inc Board

Pollinators plans to lead regional innovation for years to come

Pollinators is welcoming Mid West residents to join it in its push to ensure the region is at the forefront of innovation and entrepreneurship. The incorporated social enterprise is conducting its Annual General Meeting at 5pm on Friday April 29, at which it will unveil plans to guide the region to become a national leader in innovation. […]

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Pollinators Social Enterprise Bar

Social Enterprise Bar Earns Cash and Livens up Laneways

Pollinators’ first ever social enterprise bar has raked in the cash to support social innovation and enlivened the CityHive laneway with colour, laughter and sound. Held as part of the ‘The Night Before’ celebrations, on Friday before Triple J’s One Night Stand, the bar earned over $3500, which will go towards development of Pollinator’s new […]

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Participants in the first CoderDojo session in Geraldton

Coding Ninjas find their Dojo in Geraldton

Dozens of digital technology ‘ninjas’ are spending Saturday mornings working on games, apps, robots and 3D designs at ‘CoderDojo’ in Geraldton. The pilot CoderDojo program will run throughout Term 1 and meets demand from local children and young adults who want to get creative with technology. The sessions are each Saturday 10-12 at Durack Institute of Technology and parents can […]

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Comedy Emporium and Pollinators at CreativeHub

Growing comedy troupe finds home in new CreativeHub

Geraldton’s local comedians and performers are moving into a new home in the West End of Geraldton’s Marine Tce today. The Comedy Emporium have taken up a 4 year lease in  Pollinators’ new CreativeHub, converting part of the derelict space into a home for performing arts. The rear of the old ‘Salvos’ building at 189 […]

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Pollinators Communication Policies

Pollinators communication policies

When do Pollinators newsletters come out? As a member, how do I communicate with and through Pollinators? Do Pollinators value influencing policy ahead of helping individual members ventures?  Thanks to members asking exactly these questions, Pollinators recently finalised updated Communication Policies. These new documents are will be a useful reference for all members, partners. These policies and the draft ‘Minimum Service Standards’ will […]

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Amanda Rowland

Soil is Capital – venture profile

Amanda Rowland has been pursuing a remarkable new venture since she was profiled in 2012 and is a past graduate of Catalyst. What is your venture? Edah Station In August, 2015 we (Amanda, Geoff, Angus and Toby) took possession of the lease of Edah Pastoral Station, a 250,000 acre former sheep station east of Yalgoo and the Spelt Project […]

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Pollinators Board 2016 Business Planning Session

Pollinators Business Planning for 2016 and Beyond

Post authored by Paul Dyer, Pollinators Chairperson. In mid-January I and other Directors and staff met to progress works commenced twelve months ago on developing a Strategic Business Plan for the organisation. We have been generously supported in this work by Pracsys, with Jason McFarlane facilitating the most recent session. The work with Pracsys and Jason builds on the Pollinators past and […]

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Seven Considerations Collaboration

Seven considerations for successful collaboration

Author: Andrew Outhwaite Here at Pollinators we recognise that no matter how hardworking, well-informed or creative we may be as individuals or organisations, there are limits to what can be achieved alone. Realising big ideas, pursuing breakthrough innovations or transforming communities are best done with others, in collaboration. Recently, I participated on Aboriginal land management in […]

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Changes to Pollinators and CityHive services

This post is from March 2015 when it was published privately and only viewable be members. The proposed changes have now been implemented, with some improvements and clarifications based on member feedback. A common ethos across our Board, staff and members is that we are ‘always learning’ and applying that learning to grow the impact, resilience and health […]

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Groundswell Pollinators MWCCI

Groundswell — enabling high-potential organisations to grow

Pollinators have invested in the initial development phase of “Groundswell” to create business support programs and investor networks that enable the growth of high-potential organisations in the Midwest. Groundswell is a response to the lack of structured business support for high-potential organisations e.g. organisations with $200k-$1 million turnover whose next phase of growth may required outside investment and […]

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Recruiting: Project Manager with Pollinators

Pollinators Inc are hiring for a new part-time role within our team. Working from Pollinators is a highly desirable role in an ethical, healthy, professional environment doing very clever, creative and meaningful work. The first step (and we suggest you take it now — Pollinators are recruiting for an immediate start) for interested applicants is to contact Andrew at Pollinators on […]

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Showcasing Geraldton’s Creative professionals

This post is a short summary of a Peer Learning Session hosted by Pollinators, focused on Professional Development for our Design and Creative professionals. Designers and creative professionals are highly-skilled, generate significant economic and cultural value, and contribute disproportionately to the look and feel of our regional. Participants included landscape architects, textile designers, arts teachers, graphic designers […]

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