3 books to get you through winter

This time of year can feel like a marathon which ends at Christmas. Everyone is working around the clock to get things done before the end of the year, whilst planning for 2020 and juggling plans for the festive season. Much as I love my job, and the fun of being...

Make your nomination for the 2019 Social CEOs awards

We are so excited to be opening nominations today for the 2019 Social CEOs awards. Following a turbulent week in the UK, find out what we can learn from previous winners about how to speak truth to power in my new piece for  Civil Society.  Who can enter? It’s...

Tech for Good in the North East

We interviewed Lisa Goodwin, Deputy CEO of Vonne ( Voluntary Organisations’ Network North East) about their Social Tech North East Initiative 1.      Tell us how the idea for Social Tech North East came about We had been thinking for a while about how we get the...

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...

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...