How to select the right digital tool for your charity
NCVO's 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.
How to centralise your charity’s internal knowledge
Why centralising knowledge can help your charity. What knowledge management tools to use. How to rollout your new tool across the organisation.
How your charity can hire the right digital agency
Why charities struggle to find the right digital agency, and how you can improve your chances.
Google Ads for charities: how to get started the right way
We look at how charities can make the most of Google Ad Grants.
A guide to cyber security for small charities
How to improve cyber security at your charity - from the National Cyber Security Centre
DigiSafe: digital safeguarding guide
A step-by-step digital safeguarding guide. For charities designing new services or taking existing ones online.
Be like Obi-Wan: what charities need from digital agencies
Or be like Yoda if you prefer. Either way Catalyst is calling for agencies to always be mentors to charities, not just their technical experts.
Working in the open: ways to share your work
Three ways to share your work and help others, while helping your own thinking too.
How charities can use geospatial data
What is geospatial data? How can your charity use it? James Bowles, a researcher into charity data, explains.
How to make charity & digital agency relationships work - Part 1
Part 1/2: Charities have needs. Agencies have needs. Here are both.
How digital marketing can help you reach your audience
How can charities continue to help existing audiences understand the services they offer? Or even help new audiences understand their services using digital channels? That’s where digital marketing comes in.
Weeknotes: a simple tool for open working
A guide to what they are, ways to write them and platforms to use.
What is working in the open for charities?
An introduction to working in the open (infographic).
A guide to emerging technologies
9 technologies including blockchain, edge computing, 5G, VR and machine learning.
The pros and cons of cloud accounting
What cloud accounting is. How it can help you. What can go wrong.
How to make charity & digital agency relationships work - Part 2
Part 2/2: Four qualities that make a relationship work and how to put them into practice.
How to use digital storytelling to promote your services
Anjali Ramachandran of Storythings outlines the channels and structures you need to use to get your digital services to the right audiences.
Six questions to ask about your charity's cyber-security
Guidance on tackling cyber-security issues.
Charities and digital agencies: six secrets to a successful relationship
A partnership of two halves: exploring how the digital agency model could work better for charities — as well as vice versa.
Open working toolkit: help to work in the open
Reasons to work in the open, benefits for you and others. Free open working toolkit.
Reasons to measure, track and evidence impact
How to build a positive relationship with the activity of tracking, measuring, and evidencing impact
The three stages of digital product development
The typical phases of digital product development, along with the jargon that you should expect to hear from your digital partner, and what it all means in context.
The why, how and what of impact measurement
A summary of Dr Lucy Maynard's recent workshop, packed with take away tools to get going with impact measurement.
Insights and advice for digital agencies considering a move into the charity space
Customer research company Tectonic share their insights on the barriers and benefits of entering the charity sector.
Open working toolkit
A toolkit designed to help charities, funders and other organisations share their work openly.
Moving to the cloud: a guide for charities
Follow DOT PROJECT's 8 step, 4000 word guide on how to plan and move your services to the cloud. Includes comparison of Google vs Microsoft cloud software.
How to risk assess your preferred third party platform for online service delivery
5 steps to minimising risk. Covering both safeguarding and data security.
Six tips for moving your training from face-to-face to online
We look at how moving training services online can be made to work for your charity.
Learn GDPR: what it is and how to manage data in your charity
A 2.5hr watch and do training session covering GDPR principles, compliance and legal gateways, and tools and techniques for data management. Do it in your own time.
7 tips on using data better in your charity
7 techniques, 6 questions and 5 resources to help you improve your charity’s data quality. So you can make better decisions.
How charities can use data
DataKind UK gives you an introduction to data and data science use in charities.
Measuring the value of your digital product or service
Creating a valuable product or service. Types of value. Tracking value. Vanity metrics vs key value metrics.
How to measure attribution in impact evaluations
Contribution vs attribution. Why you should focus on attribution in impact evaluation. How to measure attribution: theory of change and ruling out alternatives.
Reuse others' work
Search other organisations' projects, reuse their designs, read their weeknotes. No permission required.
30 apps for data collection and storytelling
Tools for collecting data, mapping data, creating infographics, capturing and editing audio and video, and curating stories.
Data protection and online security: An introduction
About data protection. Privacy by design. Managing special category data. Considering data flows. Privacy responsibilities. Cyber security.
Copyright and open licensing: a guide
Help to understand copyright, ownership and licensing. How open licences can help you. How to use different types of open licences.
How to run a hybrid event
Running events where people attend online and offline. Integrating the experience. In-person and digital facilitators. Making interactions rewarding. Virtual breakouts. Tech rehearsals. Hybrid content.
3 ways to create a collaborative culture in a hybrid working world
Three strategic actions to create a collaborative hybrid working culture. Build facilitation skills. Use interactive tools. Centralise internal knowledge.
Digital trustees: how to work out what type you need
Why a digital trustee. Digital trustee or just project support? Three different types of trustee.
How to create happy and high-performing teams in your hybrid working non-profit
Three strategic tips for creating a positive and productive climate in a hybrid team. Manage energy not time. Use fun rituals. Role-model vulnerability.
How to bridge the communication gap in a hybrid nonprofit
Four strategic tips for hybrid teams to communicate more effectively. Shift to asynchronous communication. Make information accessible on demand. Encourage clear and specific writing. Involve everyone.