Digital Charities is a group of over 700 people working in and for not-for-profit organisations, mostly in the UK. We share knowledge and help each other deliver compelling online campaigns, content and experiences for our supporters. New members and ideas for sessions are always welcome.
We meet from 4-6pm on the first Wednesday of the month, usually at the offices of one of our members, in London. We also share and discuss things in our online Slack team, and we’re on Twitter and Facebook too, obviously.
Below you’ll find notes of past meetings and advanced warning of future ones.
In June, we'll be tackling the tricky subject of consent - ignorance is not bliss guys! Consent is a big issue for charities - it could mean a huge reduction in the people you can contact, and therefore the amount of donations or actions you need. But is it really a...read more
For May we’ll be talking online style guides. Ones that emphasise design and ones that emphasise content. And, best of all, ones that combine the two. We’ll be looking at good examples and why and how to make them. We're being kindly hosted by Cystic Fibrosis Trust...read more
This month we're talking numbers. And pictures about numbers. We'll be at ODI, from 4-6pm on Wednesday 5 April. We have two guest speakers: Jeff Knezovich is a data visualisation specialist and consultant. He'll talk about different ways to visualise data, from using...read more
In March we'll be talking intranets with special guests who are mid-move to new systems; document management systems - who uses what, how connected is it to your intranet? With input from users on both sides of the Sharepoint divide; and internal comms systems with a...read more
Feb's meet up is about the other side social - innovative and creative paid social campaigns. We'll be joined by Deniz Hasan of Clockwork Pie, who will talk about the importance of brand campaigns and targeting on social channels, as well as the organic content that...read more
The more you drink, the more you confess! Come to our Christmas meet up with your failures, those awful films made by other teams, those creative concepts using clip art. Chatham house rules! WHERE: The Three Johns, White Lion St, London WHEN: Weds 7 Dec, 5pm - late....read more
November’s session is about all the Google Non-profits scheme, YouTube and probably some other Google-related things. Bring your questions for Alexia from Google for Nonprofits and Jenny from YouTube. If you’re not already on DC’s Slack group, then now’s a great time...read more
October’s session is about rebuilding websites: how to do it without insanity or violence; how not to do it; even how to avoid having to do it at all. Gemma will be sharing her experiences of creating the great new Centrepoint site, project manager Holly Smith will...read more
Video – the state of the world of video, it’s applications to charity communications, budget implications and some best practice and great examples from Richard Roaf at Alter-Eco. Please bring your own examples too. If you’re not already on DC’s Slack group, then...read more
Tightening the Slack - how to optimise Slack for your charity: top tips and experience from our esteemed chair Julius, plus what's worked for you at your charities... If you're not already on DC's Slack group, then now's a great time to take the plunge. That's...read more