According to the latest Charity Digital Skills Report, more than 52% of charities do not have a digital strategy in place, yet more than two thirds want to use digital to increase their impact, make more effective use of data and improve service-delivery. At the same time, charities and community groups are faced with challenges around funding, skills, culture and infrastructure, which serve as barriers to getting the most from their digital and IT systems – and therefore delivering the best outcomes for their service-users.
In response, VAC has teamed up with several expert IT organisations to help build IT and digital capacity for Camden’s Voluntary and Community Sector:
CITA – Charity IT Association
About the Programme
The objective of the programme is to create a library of best practice for Voluntary groups in Camden.
This will be done by:
- A series of two hour tech workshops delivered by IT experts and held on key topics.
- One-to-one consultancy support (up to 4 hours) provided by CITA. No charge but donations welcomed to cover admin fees.
- One-to-one support from CITA for more complex, intense or longer-term initiatives can be submitted to the CITA panel for eligibility and assigning to a tech expert.
- Development of an online Digital Network for the sector where users can ask questions, access resources and share knowledge and best practice within the network.
Learning from these channels will lead to the ongoing development of information sheets on best practice being loaded to the VAC website, reviewed and maintained by WCIT, and available for all community groups in Camden to access as and when they need.
Workshops are free for all voluntary and community groups in Camden. Each session will last two hours and focus on the core topics set out below. There will plenty of time for questions and answers and we urge all attendees to bring real issues to the discussions for our experts to assist with.
For more information about the programme or any of the workshops, please email firstname.lastname@example.org