Tag: digital

Bridging gender gaps: celebrating women in science and engineering

As the world tackles some of society’s greatest challenges, from climate crisis to global health, the collective effort to bridge gender gaps in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) becomes ever more crucial. The global community recently marked the International Day of Women and Girls in Science which celebrates the invaluable contributions of women and girls to the economic development of the world.

Róisín McGovern
Digital Training Lead
13 Feb 2024
Championing change: investing in nonprofit digital transformation

At Lightful we are on a mission to help nonprofits become better storytellers, communicators and fundraisers, and we believe in the transformative power of digital to help them do this. With more and more individuals turning to online platforms to connect with one another, campaign, share stories, and support the causes they care about, it’s crucial that nonprofits have a strong digital presence as a powerful tool to build trust with their audiences.

Róisín McGovern
Digital Training Lead
23 Aug 2023
AI and social good: what are the opportunities for nonprofits

Over the past few months we have seen an acceleration of news and developments about artificial intelligence (AI) and how it can potentially transform the way nonprofits are working. Last month, Lightful was delighted to host a fireside chat with smart tech experts and co-authors of The Smart Nonprofit: Staying Human-Centered in An Automated World, Beth Kanter and Allison Fine.

Róisín McGovern
Digital Training Lead
03 Jul 2023
Bridging the digital skills gap in Bolton

Back in November 2022 the Bolton Digital Skills programme launched with the aim of equipping 50 local charities with the confidence and skills needed to thrive in the digital space. The programme was a collaborative initiative made possible by Bolton Wanderers in the Community, a charitable organisation associated with Bolton Wanderers Football Club, and Bolton CVS (Community and Voluntary Services), a leading infrastructure organisation supporting the voluntary, community, and social enterprise sector in Bolton.

Róisín McGovern
Digital Training Lead
23 Jun 2023
How small nonprofits and large Trusts feel (differently) about AI

Earlier this month, we had the pleasure of running a webinar in partnership with Alliance magazine, shedding light on the (hot) topic of Philanthropy and AI. I was joined on the panel by Karen Gill, Vice President of Operations, Patrick J. McGovern Foundation and Catherine Miller, Director, European & AI Society Fund.

Jonathan Waddingham
Managing Director, Lightful Learning
01 Jun 2023
5 top tips on tapping into global movements - from the experts at GivingTuesday

GivingTuesday started as a one-day online campaign 10 years ago with the hashtag #GivingTuesday and it quickly turned into a global generosity movement that encourages people to do good.

Tereza Litsa
Digital Engagement Manager
09 Nov 2022
What is Service Design and what does it mean for charities?

Although Service Design is a well-established discipline, it’s not mainstream in the charity sector. I spoke with Giulia Merlo, Service Design Lead at Cancer Research UK to discover more about the discipline as well as how charities can incorporate it into their work.

Kirsty Marrins
Digital communications specialist
21 May 2019
Ten charity digital people you should know about

Here at Lightful, we’re all about sharing best practice. Whether it’s giving charities access to the best technology at an affordable price or helping to upskill people through our guides, webinars and training. As part of our commitment to the sector, we want to highlight ten people working in digital who we think should be on your radar – if they’re not already! This is the first in a three-part series.

Kirsty Marrins
Digital communications specialist
26 Jul 2018
Seven charities who have run hackathons

A hackathon is a great way to find innovative solutions to real-world problems, within a set timeframe. They’re also cost-effective, foster creativity and offer the opportunity to learn from third party organisations. Read our detailed guest post for UK Fundraising on what hackathons are, what they entail and how to run a hackathon for your charity.

Kirsty Marrins
Digital communications specialist
26 Mar 2018
Free and discounted resources for charities

We know that charities do important work but often on shoe-string budgets. If charities are doing some of the most important work in society, then surely they should have access to the best technology and resources for free or an affordable price? We’ve scoured the internet to find you the best, free or discounted resources to help you succeed. If we’ve missed any, please tweet us @Lightful so we can add them to the list!

Kirsty Marrins
Digital communications specialist
11 Jan 2018
SEO For Charities: An Interview With Nancy Scott, Cancer Research UK

It’s imperative for charities to think about the digital experience they provide for their users in a holistic way. This is something that Nancy Scott, Search Lead at Cancer Research UK, is extremely familiar with. We caught up with Nancy to talk about the ways in which charitable and beyond profit organisations can approach SEO, and some of the most common challenges she sees these organisations face.

Erin Niimi Longhurst
30 Aug 2017
The Lightful Story

Hello and thanks for tuning in. When a few of us got together to set up Lightful, we really wanted to help strengthen relationships between people who want a better world and the great causes making it happen. It’s thrilling to see it start to come together, and I’m so pleased to welcome you to our new website, new brand and visual identity, and the resources / blog part of our site.

Vinay Nair
30 Aug 2017

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