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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.

July: long-form content

Long-form content: what are the options for tools and techniques, what works, what doesn’t... Julia and Ed from Homemade Digital are coming, to talk about how they made Aftershock for DEC. Sophie and Anya from Soapbox will also be there. They recently wrote a really...

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June: digital skills and tools

June's meeting is about digital skills and tools - the thing we ALL know we need more of. We'll be taking a good old look at: •    Deciding on what digital skills are key to reach general charity objectives – it could be nice to know we’re all on a similar page, or...

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Digital MPs: a constructive relationship?

27 April, Westminster, 18:00-19:30 May's Digital Charities meeting will break with tradition and logic by actually being in April. Stella Creasy MP is hosting us in parliament and will talk about how email-your-MP is a broken model that needs changing. Please come...

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April: how to curate change in a digital age

After a break from our usual meetings (apart from a little planning sesh - thanks to those who joined us for that), we're back! April is all about campaigning. In our first campaigning meeting, we're fortunate to have Brie from lined up. She'll be giving us...

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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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