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Digital Charities is a group of over 900 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.

December: confessions!

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....

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November: Google-ing the Googlers

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...

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October: rebuilding your website

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...

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September: video

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...

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August: tightening the Slack

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 where...

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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 Change.org 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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