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...

How charities can think creatively about digital skills

The Social Media Spouses team at the British Forces Broadcasting Service Adam Waters, Director of Digital Content at the British Forces Broadcasting Service, shares his thoughts with us on e-learning and digital skills. I’ve spoken to many charities who struggle...

3 books which could change your life

Whenever I hit a tricky moment, or I want to learn and improve, my instinct is always to reach for a book. I’ve picked 3 of my favourite recent reads to help you enjoy your job more, get comfortable with failure and smash the next presentation you give. One of...

Why charities need to innovate

We’ve interviewed Adeela Warley, CEO of Charitycomms, about their new innovation report.  1.Do you think the charity sector is innovative? Well I think it’s a mixed picture, but the overriding feeling is that much of the sector still remains risk averse when it...

Why charities need to enter the Digital Leaders awards

We were delighted to interview Robin Knowles, Founder and CEO at Digital Leaders, about the Digital Leaders Awards  What is the story behind the Digital Leaders awards and how do they make a difference? The Digital Leaders 100 is in its seventh year. We set up the...

3 brilliant women looking for digital trustee roles

I frequently meet or get contacted by talented, smart, digitally savvy women who want to become trustees.  At the same time, I often get asked by charities if I know anyone who is looking for a digital trustee role. I am so frustrated by the fact that these talented...

A charity CEO shares the secrets of leadership

Boris Pomroy is CEO of Mentor. You may have seen his excellent Twitter thread about what he has learned from his first 6 months in role. We were thrilled to interview Boris and ask him more about what he has learned as a leader.   We loved your thread on your first 6...