Make it Happen is headed up by Dane Gould and Christine Wilks. We specialise in e-learning, training and consultancy services for the Third Sector and voluntary and community organisations in England and Wales. Our aim is to help empower communities and enhance community development.
Dane is an experienced consultant, e-learning trainer, face-to-face trainer, and community development practitioner. He is something of an e-learning evangelist for Voluntary and Community Sector organisations and has been instrumental in developing national e-learning strategies for organisations such as Volunteering England and TPAS.
On a practical level he has developed extensive expertise in designing and creating online learning experiences. He is an experienced producer-director of video documentaries and campaigning promotions e.g. for the Anti-Poverty Network and Centrepoint, and has worked with Voluntary and Community Sector clients in a variety of media for more than 20 years.
He is a member of the Institute for Learning and a fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce .
Christine is an award-winning digital writer and artist/designer who specialises in creating interactive and multi-media content for the web and online learning experiences.
A keen advocate of lifelong learning, she has over 20 years experience of developing and delivering training and e-learning in creative and media fields and for the Voluntary and Community Sector. Her web skills include designing and developing in Flash, HTML, digital video production and using Moodle, and WordPress open source platforms.
In 2008 she graduated with distinction from the online MA in Creative Writing and New Media at De Montfort University, UK. These combined skills and experience make her ideally suited to designing e-learning courses and producing multi-media content for online delivery and distribution.
Before becoming engrossed in the web, she made short films, videos, animations, and wrote for the page and screen, including two commissions for BBC drama.