In May this year, findings from the Charity Digital Skills Report survey showed that during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, one in three charities has cancelled services due to a lack of digital skills.
In response to this, a new tool has been launched by the Charity Digital Code to help charity trustees and leaders improve their digital skills during COVID-19, and their digital decision making both now and in the future.
The digital checklist is voluntary, free to access, and includes best practice advice to help charities improve their digital activity, with:
o Tips on developing digital services.
o Setting up remote working and people management systems.
o Optimising digital fundraising platforms.
o Digitalising governance processes.
o Incorporating digital activity into strategy, and
o Making the most of resources.
The checklist has been developed as part of the Charity Digital Code of Practice, which launched in November 2018, and has been created in partnership with Catalyst, a charitable network which helps the voluntary sector strengthen its digital capabilities.
The Charity Digital Code’s steering group, which includes representatives from across the sector and is chaired by independent digital expert Zoe Amar, was inspired to develop the checklist in response to the increased pressure on all charities due to the current climate.
The free guide can be accessed via this LINK.
Source: UK Fundraising