Announcing the winners of the 2015 #SocialCEOs awards

I’m absolutely thrilled to announce the winners of the 2015 #SocialCEOs awards. Here’s my blog about the awards from The Guardian Voluntary Sector Network this morning. We’ve also put together a handy infographic of the 2015 winners, including our 3 new awards for...

Feel the ‘digital’ fear and do it anyway

“I’m scared.” It’s one of the things that I hear most often from trustees, CEOs and other staff who are new to digital. Sometimes they don’t even spell it out but express it in other ways. Opting for a broadcast style digital approach or burying their heads in the...

5 secret ingredients of digital strategies

This post originally appeared on the JustGiving blog. A big part of my day job is developing digital strategies and having spent the last few months doing just that for several well known nonprofits, I’m aware how much of an exciting and challenging process it is for...

Who will win the 2015 Charity #SocialCEOs Awards?

I’m so excited to launch this year’s awards, which you may have seen on The Guardian Voluntary Sector Network  this morning. In my piece I’ve argued that the recent wave of negative stories about the sector mean that our leaders need to be more visible on social media...

How to create a mobile app for a charity

This is a guest blog from Louise Horner, Digital Communications Manager at Target Ovarian Cancer. This July, Target Ovarian Cancer launched their first ever mobile app – The Symptoms Diary – to help women who are worried about ovarian cancer record their...

My top 5 summer communications reads

It’s that time of year when you’re either on the beach, in the garden or at the very least enjoying a quieter commute. Hopefully you have a bit of space to ponder and catch up with a great book. Here are the top 5 books which have changed the way I think about charity...