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Charities, just as much as any other sector, are in a ‘war for talent’ as they compete to attract and keep the best and brightest people to drive their missions forward. But the rapid pace of tech in the workplace has led to changing expectations for staff and volunteers. Charities face the challenge of keeping people productive while at the same time putting the emphasis on transparency, wellbeing and good mental health in the workplace. At the Charity Digital Tech Conference, Stuart Hearn, founder of employee performance and development software company Clear Review explains how new approaches to HR are helping charities adapt to thisRead More →

NCVO have released a new version of their charity benchmarking tool, the Digital Maturity Matrix. The tool has already been used by over 800 charities to help them set goals in different areas of digital strategy and track their progress against them. The interactive checklist is designed to help identify gaps in their capabilities and processes, prioritise areas for development, benchmark themselves against other organisations and help report to senior managers and trustees. A revised version has been launched which includes new sections on security and data protection strategies and on using user research to design better content and services. It has also had anRead More →

A ‘Legal Atlas for Street Children’ has been launched that provides a comprehensive overview of laws affecting street children across the world. The app, in the form of a digital map visualisation and country comparison tool, is designed to put information about the rights of street children directly into the hands of street children and their advocates. It has been built by Idea Bureau for The Consortium for Street Children and represents over two years of research from over 900 volunteers worldwide, using the United Nations’ guidance, General Comment No.21 on the rights of children in street situations, to show where laws and policies canRead More →

This article was written by Zoe Amar, Chair of the Charity Digital Code of Practice, Founder of Zoe Amar Digital and a trustee of Tech Trust. Take The Charity Digital Skills Report survey. There are £200 of Amazon vouchers to be won by participants, and the deadline for responses is 14 May. The results will be released in June.   Carole Cadwalladr, the journalist who broke the story of how Cambridge Analytica harvested data from 87 million Facebook users and influenced the Brexit vote and the election of Trump, didn’t pull any punches in her recent TED Talk.  She said that the technology which theRead More →

Charity Digital News is hosting a free webinar for charities in partnership with the NCSC (National Cyber Security Centre) designed to help charities plan an effective cyber security policy for their organisation. The webinar will be hosted an 9th May at 1PM and is the third in the series of exclusive learning sessions for charities (you can catch the last two episodes here). Charities can learn about how guidance from the Government’s ’10 Steps to Cyber Security’ should shape their cyber risk management regimes, with practical tips and advice on planning, communicating and implementing the polices they need to keep cyber risk at bay. GoRead More →