So many huge things happened in June. The Manchester One Love concert raised £2m in three hours, dogs in polling stations had its own emoji thanks to Twitter and Dogs Trust, the awful events in Kensington and Finsbury Park and the wonderful Great Get Togethers. It was also a bumper month for good reads and interesting charity content. Here’s my round-up.
What a digital organisation looks like by Janet Hughes from doteveryone is a really useful 10 minute read about the characteristics of a digital organisation and its leaders.
- Rewriting the rules for the digital age by Deloitte shows how organisations will change.
- Reassuringly, Dr Simon Davey from CassCCE says digital doesn’t have to be difficult and shares seven points to consider.
- Overcome resistance to change with two conversations (Harvard Business Review).
- CharityComms’ innovative organisation seminar slides from May plus follow-up blog post from Nick at Neo about changes to drive the innovative self which is well-worth a read.
- Rolling out a new CMS or database? Read how Citizens Advice are training 23,000 people to use their new software.
- Will digital fundraising destroy the charity sector asks Mandy Johnson citing the number of individual people setting up appeals. See also this BBC article ‘I raised £52,000 and wished I hadn’t‘.
- From here to there: getting ready for 2022 – top tips for future-proofing your comms by Sarah Fitzgerald.
- Five productivity tools every charity communicator needs to try by Matt Chittock on CharityComms.
- Audience analysis: are you talking to the right reader? by Good Copy, Bad Copy.
- What does it take for charities to harness the power of data? NPC
- 10 charities that make the most of their About us pages on UKFundraising
- The 8 most common pain points on a web content project (and how to fix them) by StickyContent
- Write-up about the new Crisis website I worked on recently.
- The National Archive’s digital strategy.
- A closer look at WWF’s social strategy on eConsultancy.
- Ross McCulloch shares his tips for developing a social media strategy. See also, do you really need that social media account from Comms2Point0. And fundraiser vs social media officer by Jon Ware.
- Shelter produced a short video looking at how house prices have increased since the first episode of Location, Location, Location in 2000.
- RightsInfo produced this brilliant video in which their volunteer Anirudh encourages people to vote.
- The Secret Life of Us is a campaign from a coalition of 45 charities raising awareness of the experience of families of disabled children.
- London Fire Brigade have been sharing their public information films including this one about how to deal with a flat / maisonette fire.
- Greenpeace used beautiful images of ice lollies which on closer inspection revealed a sinister story.
For Small Charity Week I found some examples of brilliant small charities doing interesting fundraising. From wishlists to live crowdfunding, see five fundraising ideas for small charities.
- I have been enjoying videos and tweets from All The Stations as they continue their journeys around England and Wales and soon into Scotland.
- The Independent’s Happy List 2017 was packed with brilliant people doing brilliant things.
- One of the highlights of General Election night was Mr Fishfinger’s vote count.
- And this is useful advice about the size of fidget spinner you need if you have big stress.
What did you read / write / enjoy this month?