My top 6 summer books

In July I hit pause on a busy year, spending time in the Orkney Islands and the Cairngorms, where I buried myself in a pile of books and emerged feeling restored and recharged. I like to set new resolutions after a holiday and one of them was to finish a book every...

Launching the 2019 Charity Digital Skills Report

I’m thrilled to share with you the results of the latest Charity Digital Skills Report, our annual barometer of how digital is changing across the sector. 540 of you told us about your hopes and fears for digital, how skills are evolving, and what charities want...

Machines Like Me: is this what our future holds?

What would you do if a robot came to live with you? What if it looked and behaved like a human? And what if you had to confront a moral dilemma together? That’s the premise of the latest Ian McEwan novel, Machines Like Me. It’s set in an alternative 1980s London. Alan...

Helping charity leaders make sense of digital

We interviewed Emmie Kell, CEO of Cornwall Museums Partnership, about their recent collaboration with DCMS. What are the main challenges you see charity leaders grappling with in digital? In the sector in which I work there has been a tendency to see ‘digital’ as a...

Managing staff on social media

Following the Danny Baker and Israel Folau cases, we interviewed Martin Thomas, author of the Financial Times Guide to Social Media Strategy. What are the big trends you’re seeing in how employees are using social media? The emergence of WhatsApp as a means of...