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.
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more