Going Digital: 5 lessons for charities developing technology–based innovations

November 20th, 2014 Posted by ICT4D 0 comments on “Going Digital: 5 lessons for charities developing technology–based innovations”

Key Findings

Digital technology presents a big opportunity for charities to increase their impact.  However, it is an underutilised tool in the sector.

Key issues charities face when developing digital technology include: staying focused on the end goal and not being distracted by the technology; the need for new skills; getting Trustee buy-in; bringing in the right support and partners; and planning the funding.

To help overcome these issues, we need to share more examples of best-practice and create guidance to demystify digital; as well as creating new and complementary funding sources dedicated to charities developing such technology.

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