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Digital Charities is a group of people working together to share web knowledge and help each other deliver compelling web campaigns and content for our supporters. New members and ideas for sessions are always welcome.

We meet on the first Wednesday of the month, usually at the offices of one of our members, in London. We also have an online Slack team, and we’re on Twitter and Facebook too, obviously.

Below are notes of past meetings and advanced warning of future ones.

January 2016: social media is boring

We kicked off 2016 in style with a great presentation from Caz Yetman from BrightCultures, who told us that social media is boring and went on to explain why, using social object theory, Norwegian and a Christmas bus. I was going to write up my notes, but Caz has...

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December: Mulled wine…and best ever fails!

It's a festive DC in December, so let's not get too serious. At this month's meeting, we thought it would be a great idea to get some things off your chest and have a right old laugh about them, so we're having a fun session about your best failures. It's full Chatham...

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November: transformation and governance

We'll be talking digital transformation and governance at our November meeting. It'll focus on team structures, culture change, digital across your organisation and how to encourage your colleagues to get digital. It's about principles rather than swanky new job...

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September: Agile Vs waterfall

TLC knew it when they sang 'Don't go chasing waterfalls'...and we know it. Join us at September's DC meeting to discuss agile Vs waterfall development and other different ways you can plan the continuing development of your websites and digital projects. We have a...

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July: Donate pages and payment gateways

Simple changes to your donate landing pages and the way you take people's money can have a huge impact on conversions.In July's meeting, we'll be looking at examples of great donate pages, including the new British Heart Foundation website. Well also discuss forms Vs...

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May: Open Source

For a while now we’ve been hearing about the value and potential of open source development. Some of us already use open source services and products for our CMS solutions, or to get us access to information sources. We may even have explored creating open source...

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April: What makes a great agency?

Since time immemorial, Digital Charities has discussed the idea of some sort of database of agencies: who's brilliant, who's OK, who should be avoided at all costs. At this session, kindly hosted by Ailín at Conciliation Resources, we'll finally launch this project...

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March: Exploding heads

We’re taking a tiny tech break for March's DC session and instead focusing on content…namely VIDEO!BUT WE NEED YOU! Which of your charities has had a successful video recently? Content or marketing? Team generated or user generated? Costly or an iphone job?We'd also...

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February: Email marketing

It's February (mental), and we're talking email: what works, what doesn't, what makes you click, what makes you bin?We'll be covering systems, strategies, click-through rates and all that sexy stuff. We MAY have an exciting guest speaker!Either way, we need you to...

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January: Happy New Strategy

What better way to start the new year than with a Digital Charities look at strategy?Rob is hosting us at ActionAid and will talk through what he's doing re strategy. We'll be looking at digital strategies of all shapes and sizes: big general ones and smaller specific...

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