Getting to grips with digital transformation

Scotland networking group
14 June 2018
14.30 - 16.30
CharityComms members / corporate partners*: free
Non-member charities: £30+vat
Non-member corporate/public sector: £60+vat

*There is a maximum of four places for corporate partners/corporate organisations at this event (one per organisation) due to limited space

The Crags Centre
10 Bowmont Place
Edinburgh
EH8 9RY

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Digital transformation. It’s the buzzword of the moment in the charity world – and a huge challenge for organisations big and small.

But what does it actually mean? And how do you go about it? Where do you start?

At this meeting, you’ll have the chance to hear all about the ins and outs of digital transformation, including tips and advice for starting and progressing your own digital revolution.

Only a few trailblazers are really getting to grips with it – find out how your charity can join them, raise more money and provide better services.

Kyle Usher, digital change manager at SCVO, will lead us through an interactive presentation and workshop covering everything you need to know about digital transformation, and giving you the opportunity to chat it through and learn from your fellow attendees.

We’ll also hear from Morven MacLean, volunteering development manager at Children’s Hospices Across Scotland (CHAS) about how they’ve streamlined volunteer communication for the digital age and created their own chatbot.

On the agenda

14.30 – 14.40 Registration and refreshments
14.40 – 14.45 Welcome
14.45 – 15.15

Creating our own chatbot to communicate with volunteers
Morven MacLean, volunteering development manager at Children’s Hospices Across Scotland (CHAS) will talk us through how the charity improved communications with volunteers using a chatbot called CHASbot, and Workplace by Facebook – and how you might use these technologies too.
Morven MacLean, volunteering development manager, Children’s Hospices Across Scotland (CHAS)

15.15 – 16.30

How to get to grips with digital transformation: presentation, workshop and networking

Kyle Usher, digital change manager at SCVO, will guide us through an interactive presentation and workshop where you can learn about the fundamentals of digital transformation and think about how to progress it within your organisation. We’ll finish with open networking.

Kyle Usher, digital change manager, SCVO

16.30 Close

About the Scotland Networking Group

The Scotland Networking Group is a network for comms professionals working in Scotland-based charities. 

You’ll be given the opportunity to meet your peers, compare notes on workplace practices and share successes, ideas, challenges and inspiration. The group is designed to encourage networking and peer-to-peer support, sharing issues in a ‘safe’ and relaxed environment.

Each event will focus on a topic which delegates will discuss in small groups before feeding back to the group as a whole. There’ll also be plenty of time for networking.

These networking events are held in Edinburgh, three times a year. 

If there’s a topic you’d like to discuss or if you’d be interested in speaking at a future event, please contact Harriet Smith.

If you’d like to be one of the first to hear about these events, please email Sarah Cutress to be added to the mailing list.

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