Thought leadership

Our goal is to help charities and nonprofits improve their confidence in and attitudes to digital, making their organisations stronger and fit for the future in a rapidly changing digital world.

We hear time and again from organisations that our reports, toolkits, events and other resources have helped them understand how to use digital to get ahead. Our work supports leaders in understanding what they need to do to achieve this, showing them how digital change should be ambitious but easily approached in manageable steps.

The Charity Digital Code of Practice

Our Director, Zoe Amar, is currently working with representatives from ACEVO, The Small Charities Coalition, NCVO, Office for Civil Society, The Charity Commission, Lloyds Banking Group’s Digital Inclusion Team, The Co-Op Foundation and others to develop the sector’s first digital code of practice. It aims to help charities be relevant and fulfil their purpose in the digital age, create a consistent framework, and improve sustainability and efficiency across the sector.

The code is now out for consultation until 25 September 2018. Do take a look and tell us what you think.

The Charity Digital Skills Report

This is our annual barometer of the digital state of the sector. It is a great resource to benchmark your organisation against, understand where the sector is at with digital, and prioritise what your charity should do next, based on trends. Read The Charity Digital Skills Report.

Making Digital Work: our guidance produced with the Charity Commission

Zoe Amar Digital have launched a major new resource with the Charity Commission and Grant Thornton UK to help boards and executive teams get to grips with digital. Download it here. 

The Charity Digital Toolkit

We’ve developed a free toolkit in partnership with Skills Platform to help charities develop their skills in all areas of digital, from strategy to data to use of channels, fundraising, leadership and service delivery. Read The Charity Digital Toolkit. 

Third Sector Digital Leaders’ Programme

Now in its third year, we run a digital leadership training programme for charity leaders. We’re running the course for the third time at the end of this year and applications are now open. Find out more about the course and what our alumni say. 

Digital Discovery- our forum for charity leaders

We offer free quarterly meetups to help small groups of charity leaders take the next steps on their digital journeys. At Digital Discovery you’ll hear from some of the best experts in the field, and explore the opportunities and challenges you face in digital with your peers. Find out what happened at a recent event. 

These events are strictly invitation only so please email [email protected] to be added to the guest list. We are delighted to partner with Grant Thornton UK on Digital Discovery, and are grateful to The Charity Commission for supporting these events.

The Charity Social Media Toolkit

We also co-authored the Charity Social Media Toolkit with Skills Platform, featuring case studies from charities such as Breast Cancer Care and the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, and insights from experts such as Beth Kanter and Ross McCulloch. View it here. 

Articles and blogs

Zoe has written about marketing, digital and charities for The Guardian, Just Giving, Civil Society, Charity Comms and many others. Zoe regularly writes for The Guardian, Third Sector, and Just Giving.

More resources:

Digital communications and social media

Strategy and planning

Personal social media presences