Stories

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

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.

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.

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!

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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

CAST appoints five new trustees

We welcome five new trustees to the CAST board

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

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

'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

‘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

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.

How charities can get the most out of digital support programmes - what we learned from supporting Tech for Good grantees

Comic Relief
Paul Hamlyn Foundation

Part of our Tech for Good: stories and learnings from charities series

Helping Esmée Fairbairn sort funding applications faster

Esmée Fairbairn

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

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.

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

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

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