Resources

SCVO

The Essential Digital Skills checklist allows you to measure your essential digital life skills and also includes an option to measure essential digital workplace skills alongside these.

Janet Hughes, Doteveryone

Digital isn’t a list of things to do. It’s about how you think, how you behave, what you value, and what drives decisions in your organisation. 

Janet Thorne

Recruiting a digital trustee can be a good way to bring expertise on to your board. But what kind of person do you need and what role would they play?

SCVO One Digital

Scottish charity leaders call to action on what is needed to create a digitally confident third sector in Scotland.

NCVO

Technology is now an integral part of the work of any charity. This page covers the main topics you need to consider across the work of your organisation.

SCVO

Information and free resources to help charities understand and comply with data protection requirements

NCVO KnowHow NonProfit

An overview of the main digital fundraising techniques

Charity Catalogue

Resource site with free and discounted tools for charities

Curated list of software and platforms for charities, sorted by work area

Alastair Dutton

Blog post comparing G Suite and Office 365

Charity Digital News

Infographic overview of the main differences between the two main cloud productivity suites.

Ellie Hale

Ellie Hale, digital fellowship and communities lead at CAST, talks about digital leadership.

NCSC

A 20 page how-to guide to help charities take action to improve their cyber security

SCVO

Information about Cyber Essentials and other resources

ICO

Assessment tool allowing charities to check their level of compliance with data protection requirements

SCVO One Digital

This follow-up report reviews progress, providing practical examples of how organisations are adapting and evolving in our digital world. 

NCSC

Introduction to password managers and their benefits

Third Sector

An overview of the most popular online fundraising platforms and tips on how to use them effectively

G2 Crowd

Business Software review platform

Tech Trust

A step-by-step guide to the strategy for selecting the best software for charities

Lloyds Bank

The largest measure of digital capability and skills for SMEs and charities in the UK

Data Orchard CIC & Datakind UK

A report exploring both the theory and real-life practice of how organisations improve and increase their capability in using data.

TechSoup Canada

A primer on the key issues and stages in implementing a CRM, with links to case studies.

HyperIsland

A blog post on how understanding resistance can help you transform it into fuel for change.

NCSC

A basic overview of the key issues around Cyber Security

Google

Analytics Academy helps you learn about Google’s measurement tools so that you can grow your business through intelligent data collection and analysis

Platypus Digital

Overview of how charities can make use of Facebook adverts Platypus Digital

Modern Nonprofit

Explanation of the benefits of Trello for project management across distributed teams

Design and delivery of social inclusion and digital inclusion programmes through networks, training and resources.

NSPCC

Blog from the NSPCC Digital Team on 3 steps they’re using to grow a Digital Culture.

Julie Dodd

The New Reality’s contributors make a clarion call for pioneering leadership to seize the opportunity to use digital transformation to drive a new era of social impact and to recognise that `business as usual’ poses as much risk as creating space for experimentation and action.

Steve Armstrong

Marie Curie’s Head of Digital Steve Armstrong shares how digital has helped them look at the supporter journey through another lens and what he has learned along the way

NCVO KnowHow NonProfit

Steps for developing a comms strategy for your organisation – how-to guide

Louise Macdonald & Simon Hopkins

Louise Macdonald OBE, CEO of Young Scot, and Simon Hopkins, CEO of Turn2Us share they’ve learned about digital leadership, from why charities need to do it, how they’ve developed their skills in this area and the risks as well we opportunities they’ve encountered along the way.

DataKind

Comprehensive model covering 7 key themes across a 5-stage journey

SCVO

Transparency statement and links to open data projects

NCSC

Policy-level questions to help your board engage strategically with cyber resilience issues.

A place for product-loving enthusiasts to share and geek out about the latest mobile apps, websites, hardware projects, and tech creations

Facebook

Explore free online courses about marketing on Facebook, Instagram, Messenger and Audience Network.

DataKind

Community of probono data scientists that run hack days for charities and free office hours sessions

NCVO KnowHow NonProfit

A guide to getting started with social media, and how to use it to help you reach more people.

British Library

Based on in-depth research, the report identifies and assesses five potential options for a new digital platform for libraries. These options reflect a range of considerations including: desirability, complexity and ease of implementation. The scope of the research included functional systems and transactional services as well as current and future ways in which new and existing users can be engaged at local and national level.

Zoe Amar

Since leadership is key to charities moving ahead with digital, what skills should leaders develop? Here are Zoe Amar’s top 7