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, has worked 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 impact, sustainability and efficiency across the sector.

The code has now been launched and is being used by charities of all sizes and causes, from NSPCC to World Vision UK to Talk Listen Change and Rainbow Services. 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, produced in partnership with Skills Platform. 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 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 fourth year, we run a digital leadership training programme for charity leaders. Applications are now open for this year’s cohorts. 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 previous event. 

These events are strictly invitation only so please email 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.

Do I Need a Digital Trustee? 

We’ve produced a quick guide to help you in partnership with CAST, SCVO and Reach Volunteering.

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  digital and charities for The Guardian, Digital Leaders, Just Giving, Civil Society, Charity Comms and many others. She has a monthly column in Third Sector about digital.

Here’s a selection of some of our most popular articles: