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Service recipes: delivering trauma support safely

Published on
May 28, 2020
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Guy Moorhouse

The latest weekly update from our service recipes team. Including information from trauma relief charity Chayn and details on recent changes we’ve made to the service recipes platform.

What is a Tech for Good Project?

Published on
May 27, 2020
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Perspectives
Joe Roberson

It can be unclear what a Tech for Good project actually is. Because not only charities run them. Public and private sectors do too. With last week's launch of the Tech for Good fund's new Explore programme we try to define it in a charity context.

How your charity can hire the right digital agency

Published on
May 27, 2020
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How Tos
Andy Bell

Why charities struggle to find the right digital agency, and how you can improve your chances.

How to build online communities for your service users

Published on
May 27, 2020
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How Tos
Joe Roberson

Your users have never been seeking meaning, purpose and connection as much as they are now. Here’s some essential tips on bringing them together online.

Questions to ask about cyber-security

Published on
May 27, 2020
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Perspectives
Cub Llewelyn-Davies

We look at some of the guidance available to help tackle cyber-security issues.

Take Five #6: this week’s most useful charity digital content

Published on
May 27, 2020
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Updates
Joe Roberson

The most relevant and useful digital content and events produced by the network and beyond. 

Service recipes: from helping people get comfortable with tech, to facilitating peer-to-peer support with clients

Published on
May 25, 2020
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Updates
Olivia Holbrook

This week, new service recipes from Barnardo's and Weekday Wow Factor.

How digital is helping Mind support their network of mental health charities

Published on
May 21, 2020
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Perspectives
Lucy Bushby

Reason Digital and Superhighways, two organisations who support charities to harness the power of technology, recently joined forces as Collaborators of Catalyst. The goal of this collaboration was to support national mental health charity, Mind, with a hefty organisational challenge, using digital to do so. Lucy Bushby, the Project Lead from Reason Digital, explains the approach, the outcomes and how two weeks of questions, ideas and speedy testing changed the way Mind is working locally and nationally.

Take Five #5: this week’s most useful charity digital content

Published on
May 20, 2020
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Joe Roberson

The most relevant and useful digital content and events produced by the network and beyond.

How the Scouts went through ‘digital transformation by pandemic’

Published on
May 20, 2020
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Case Studies
Julian Blake

The scouts is an outdoor charity which provides services face to face. So when lockdown started, the charity had to change its activities rapidly, and ramp up its digital activities overnight. We look at how it got on.

Three top tips for applying to the new £230,000 Explore programme

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May 20, 2020
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How Tos
Joe Roberson

Three top tips and seven key things to know about the Tech for Good fund's new programme: Explore.

Service recipes: How Knaresborough Connectors are helping self-isolating residents

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May 15, 2020
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How Tos
Alessandra Canella

Our weekly service recipe looks at how Knaresborough Connectors are bringing self-isolating residents together with other residents to get the right support.

How digital is helping Samaritans respond to lockdown

Published on
May 15, 2020
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Case Studies
Julian Blake

Wellbeing support for NHS workers is among a raft of responses to COVID-19 by the Samaritans charity. Francis Bacon, assistant director of digital services, sets out how digital and mobile are helping the charity deliver during the pandemic.

How to replace your drop-in service with an online chat

Published on
May 14, 2020
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How Tos
Kat Quatermass

What if we said that you could set-up an online version of a face-to-face drop in, right now, using an off-the-shelf digital platform?Well you can, with our seven-step guide to setting up online chat for your beneficiaries.

Take Five #4: this week's most useful charity digital articles

Published on
May 14, 2020
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Joe Roberson

The most relevant and useful digital content and events produced by our network and beyond. Featuring blogs, videos and online events.