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How your charity can hire the right digital agency

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May 27, 2020
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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

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May 22, 2020
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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.

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

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May 19, 2020
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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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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 to select the right digital tool for your charity, and feel good about how you chose it

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May 12, 2020
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Joe Roberson

Introducing Assemble, a new step-by-step process to take the pain out of choosing third party tools and software. For charities and social enterprises who want to make good tech decisions, in the right way.

Turning the tap back on: creating empathy through online services

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May 6, 2020
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Joe Roberson

Online services are amazing but they can't provide all the things face-to-face services do. We're losing some of the empathy that comes from the flow of human connection - what we call relational wellbeing.

Take Five #2: this week's most useful digital charities content

Published on
April 30, 2020
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Joe Roberson

A quick take on the most useful content produced by the Catalyst network and beyond over the last seven days.

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

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April 30, 2020
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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.

How to risk assess your preferred third party platform for online service delivery

Published on
April 29, 2020
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Joe Roberson

Digital safeguarding and security can be confusing. This is a charity guide to making it easier.

Ten charities using digital to respond to COVID-19

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April 28, 2020
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Julian Blake

Since COVID-19 arrived on UK shores, Catalyst has been on the look-out for the innovative ways charities are using digital technology to help meet the major challenges they face.

How SafeLives uses tech to tackle domestic abuse during COVID-19

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April 25, 2020
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Julian Blake

How one charity shifted more services online while experiencing a surge in demand and a drop in income.

Need help with digital? Here are some places to go for free support

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April 25, 2020
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Joe Roberson

It can be useful to get help when building digital services. Here are some places to begin.

How to think about safeguarding when delivering services online

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April 25, 2020
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Joe Roberson

We look at how to make sure you're properly examining all of the risks with online services.

Why content design is important for your online engagement

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April 25, 2020
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Joe Roberson

The words you choose matter when it comes to getting people to use your services. Here's how to make sure you get your language right.

How to get your users involved in shaping your services

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April 24, 2020
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Joe Roberson

As charities rapidly move services online, we look at how to make sure they meet the needs of their users.

Six tips for moving your training from face-to-face to online

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April 24, 2020
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Joyce Borgs

We look at how moving training services online can be made to work for your charity.