Covid-19 has led to increased use of tech in everyone's work, including the charity sector. This is a space to share links which support safe, effective, thoughtful use of "digital".
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Free digital skills training
Superhighways is offering a mix of digital sessions pitched at organisations at the beginning of their data and digital journeys - from practical Excel skills to audio storytelling, how to create engaging presentations and to introduction to qualitative data analysis, and more. See what's on offer: https://superhighways.org.uk/training-advice-and-technical/training. All sessions are currently online.
Blog on digital safeguarding from AVA (a UK-based organisation working to end violence against women and girls) - they are working with Comic Relief on our social tech funding. Worth a read: https://www.wearecast.org.uk/stories/digital-safeguarding-what-we-know-what-weve-learned-and-whats-next
DigiSafe - Online delivery by charities has risen hugely over the last year. Check out this user-friendly tool to help improve your organisation's safeguarding online... Our Social Tech portfolio manager highly recommends it.
Easy steps to prevent a cyber security breach
Useful article (written from UK perspective but lots that's relevant, regardless of context):
How to keep mobile devices safe
Useful tips if you have staff using mobile phones or tablets as part of their work: https://charitydigital.org.uk/topics/how-to-keep-mobile-devices-safe-8738
Tech Soup is a global organisation. I know of them through their Kenyan 'branch' (run in collaboration with the Kenya Community Development Foundation). They offer training, and discounted software and hardware to charities and non-profit organisations. Check out Tech Soup's presence in:
South Africa - https://www.techsoupsouthafrica.org
India - https://bigtech.nasscomfoundation.org
Info on Comic Relief's Social Tech funding:
Check out our 'Digital Directory' for charities and non-profits
Free digital advice for charities: Digital Candle
Connect with others in the sector: Coffee Connections
Looking for support with digital: The Catalyst
Sign up for a FREE Design Hop - the first step into exploring the role of digital in charitable services
Learn more about CAST’s work with charities: https://www.wearecast.org.uk
These organisations are UK-based but note that their websites don't say anything about only supporting UK organisations. The links have all come from our Social Tech portfolio manager who is knowledgeable and well-embedded in this field of work - if you're interested do take a look.
"How to create a digital strategy" A great, 'plain English' piece written by CAST (who Comic Relief works with on our social tech funding): https://www.acevo.org.uk/2021/03/how-to-create-a-digital-strategy-for-your-charity