Resources: Digital leadership

Digital leadership means having a vision of where your charity is going and how digital can achieve it.

With digital now a key part of how charities fundraise, deliver services and work, it’s an essential skill for charity leaders, from managers to trustees. All leaders are now digital leaders by default. 

Digital leaders don’t need to be Silicon Valley gurus or have huge budgets. They just need a clear focus on how digital can help their charity meet its goals and give donors and supporters a better experience. 

Our digital leadership resources below will help you develop these skills, whatever stage you are at.

Zoe Amar at award ceremony with digital leaders
Image credit: Adeela Warley, Charity Comms

Third Sector Digital Leaders Programme

Our popular digital leadership programme for charity and social enterprise leaders. Find out programme details, what alumni say and how to apply. 

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'Starts At The Top' podcast

Hosted by Zoe Amar and Paul Thomas, this new podcast looks at leadership, digital and change. How are leaders using digital to navigate uncertainty and forge a path to the future?

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Digital leadership webinar

View our webinar on the 7 lessons of digital leadership with Charity Digital Trust.

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Leadership resources in The Charity Digital Code of Practice

Find out what strong digital leadership looks like for charity senior management teams and boards.

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The Charity Digital Toolkit: Success stories

Learn more about the key traits of charity digital leaders in these case studies.

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Blog posts about digital leadershipZoe Amar

Topical insights and reflections from the Zoe Amar Digital team

Working towards a digitally confident Scottish voluntary sector

As part of our interview series with digital charity leaders, we talk to John Fitzgerald, Digital Evolution Manager at The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO). We hear how SCVO’s latest Call to Action report has highlighted the huge digital changes brought about by the pandemic and what Scotland’s voluntary sector needs to be doing to keep progressing with digital.

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What can you do to make your charity a safer place for LGBTQIA+ people?

As part of our interview series with charity leaders, we talk to Kevin Taylor-McKnight, founder of Charity So Straight and Queer Trustees. We find out how the organisations are campaigning to support LGBTQIA+ people in the charity sector and make the sector a safer, more welcoming place for Queer people to be in, whether they’re working, volunteering (including as trustees) or are service users.

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Why tech for good needs to be more inclusive

I’m writing this because over the last few months I’ve been working with a group of incredible women, Jo Morfee, Ellie Hale and Siana Bangura from Catalyst and Shanice Blair from Agencies for Good, discussing how we can make the network and also the wider tech for...

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