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We work with charities, funders, and agencies to help them make the most of technology.

CAST and Sport England: Innovation and Digital Accelerator

Find out more about the Innovation and Digital Accelerator, developed by CAST as part of Sport England’s B2022 Fund.

Read about the Innovation and Digital Accelerator

Deloitte Digital Connect: the story so far…

Deloitte

Hear participants' journeys so far in their own words - and find out how to share your work openly too!

Read about Deloitte Digital Connect and open working here

8 ways to bring more human connection to your chatbot

Last year, design studio Deepr delivered some design training and support to charities as part of Tech for Good Build. Here, Matt McStravick shares tips on building human connection into design.

Read about how to bring human connection to your chatbot

The journey to becoming a relational funder

Trust for London

We worked with Trust for London to help redesign their grant making processes, in line with users' needs. This co-authored blog outlines the process.

Read how we worked with Trust for London

Measuring Value with your digital product

Customer research company Tectonic recently delivered a Tech for Good Build workshop on measuring value. Here, Dan Parry shares key insights and recommendations.

Read about measuring the value of digital products

Tech for Good Build grantees’ journey so far - and how you can follow the same path

Comic Relief
Paul Hamlyn Foundation

Tech for Good Build grantees' progress so far, in their own words - with links to the tools and approaches they've been using.

Read about the Tech for Good Build programme

Digital‌ ‌safeguarding:‌ ‌what‌ ‌we‌ ‌know,‌ ‌what‌ ‌we’ve‌ ‌learned‌ ‌-‌ ‌and‌ ‌what’s‌ ‌next‌ ‌

AVA (Against Violence And Abuse)

AVA recently ran a series of Tech for Good Build workshops on digital safeguarding; here, they share information and resources.

Read about digital safeguarding

New initiative to help charities close the digital divide

Deloitte

Introducing the new Deloitte Digital Connect programme.

Read about the digital divide

How the Tech for Good programme accelerated digital change within Bipolar UK

Bipolar UK

Continuing our 'Tech for Good: stories and learnings from charities' series

Learn about Bipolar UK

How co-production informed AVA's design on the Tech for Good programme

AVA (Against Violence And Abuse)

The first in our 'Tech for Good: stories and learnings from charities' series

Learn about Co-Production

How do you make sure your user research is ethical?

Neontribe

Rose Bonner and Kat Quatermass take a look at the ethics of user research - and outline four areas where Neontribe is trying to do better.

Read about ethical user research

Prototype like a scientist

Tectonic

Tectonic's Head of Product Dan Parry looks at why prototyping is so important - and how to go about doing it.

Read about prototyping like a scientist

How to communicate well with a digital agency

SIDE Labs

As a charity managing a digital agency, how can you get the most out of your projects? Andy Bell from SIDE Labs has some top tips to help you create magic together!

Read about digital agency communication

Safeguarding, safety and wellbeing in user research

Neontribe

The best work on digital products and services is inspired by the voice of the user. Kat Quatermass of Neontribe considers the impacts of research with people with challenging stories to tell.

Read about safeguarding in user research

New report: Response to change - How small voluntary organisations are using tech

Institute for Voluntary Action Research (IVAR)

New report exploring how several SVOs embraced new digital tools and approaches during the pandemic

Read how small voluntary organisations are using tech

Tech for Good Build grantees announced

Comic Relief
Paul Hamlyn Foundation

Over £1.3 million awarded to 20 charities to transform their digital services through Comic Relief and Paul Hamlyn Foundation

Read who the Tech for Good grantees are

Working with young people to develop a mobile platform

On Our Radar
SafeLives

How SafeLives and On Our Radar worked with young people to design and develop the Draw the Line mobile platform

Read more about On Our Radar

Community Connection with Digital

Aanchal Women's Aid

Nel Mathams has been working with Aanchal Women’s Aid and shares how technology has enabled the organisation to stay connected with service users.

Community Connection with Digital

How to keep the human connection online

We hear from Eilidh Turnbull of the British Institute for Human Rights about how to keep the human connection when working online.

How to keep the human connection online

Why collaboration and partnerships are vital for success in digital: our lessons from the Explore programme

Equation

We hear from Equation, a small charity which took part in CAST's Explore programme, about the benefits of collaboration

Read about collaboration and partnerships

CAST appoints five new trustees

We welcome five new trustees to the CAST board

CAST appoints five new trustees

Flexible funding models: why we love them - and what we’ve learned (Part Two)

Comic Relief
Paul Hamlyn Foundation

Part Two of our two-part series exploring the benefits of agile funding models for charities doing digital

Read about Flexible funding models

Flexible funding models: why we love them - and what we’ve learned (Part One)

Comic Relief
Paul Hamlyn Foundation

Part One of a two-part series exploring the benefits of agile funding for charities doing digital

Flexible funding - part one

'You’ve got to have an evidence base' - what stem4 learned from the Tech for Good programme

stem4

We hear from stem4, the teenage mental health charity, about their experiences of the Tech for Good programmme

What stem4 learned from Tech for Good

‘You have to change direction if you learn something new’ - What Hestia learned from the Tech for Good programme

Hestia

We talk to Hestia about their experience of using the Tech for Good programme to develop a tool to help employers tackle domestic violence

What Hestia learned from Tech for Good

Seven things all charities should learn from those on the Explore programme

"Challenging but insightful": 22 charities' experiences of going through a digital 'Discovery' process and learning new ways to listen to their users.

Learnings from the Explore Programme

Helping Esmée Fairbairn sort funding applications faster

Esmée Fairbairn

We helped Esmée Fairbairn develop a tool to help them filter out ineligible funding applications.

Read about Esmee Fairbairn

Supporting charities working against domestic abuse

Comic Relief
The Haven
Neontribe

We supported 10 charities funded by Comic Relief to develop digital services to tackle issues around domestic violence and abuse, whilst minimising the associated risks.

Supporting charities working against domestic abuse
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