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.
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 where...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more