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...

Charity boards doing great things on digital

We were delighted to interview Michael Jarvis of The Clothworkers’ Company (organisers of the Charity Governance Awards).   1. What are the Charity Governance Awards? The Charity Governance Awards, now in their fourth year, provide an exciting opportunity to...

Six festive reads

I’m planning a digital detox over Christmas, as I suspect some of you are too. There is no better reason to put your phone away than losing yourself in a damn good book. Alex Nunn and Jen Lowthrop from my team and I have pulled out 6 books we’d recommend covering...