Digital Charity and Tech For Good Events Calendar

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The Digital Charity and Tech For Good Events Calendar is a comprehensive guide to tech for good events for digital and tech professionals working in the charity and nonprofit sector, who are looking for events and conferences to attend in 2018.

With hundreds of digital events, charity conferences and tech for good meetups taking place across the UK every week, it can be hard to choose which to attend.

Either a friend might recommend something or maybe you catch your emails at the right time. Or by endlessly scrolling through meetup!

To help you out, we've compiled a definitive guide to the best digital charity and tech for good events of 2018 for your calendar.

We'll keep adding more digital charity events as they are announced, or feel free to contact us to add your event.

If you want to get involved, have a digital charity or tech for good event to add, or if you have any feedback please drop me an email - ben@montfort.io  

Digital Charity and Tech for Good Events Calendar

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  1. January
  2. February
  3. March
  4. April
  5. May
  6. June
  7. July
  8. August
  9. September
  10. October
  11. November
  12. December

 

January

Barcampnfp Bringing together people from Tech & Digital with people from Non-profits (charity, academic, gov, arts & culture etc) to exchange ideas and learning. They do this through completely free, volunteer led events – they’re inspired by barcamp unconference rules so involve informal sessions, creative collaborations and hands-on workshops. - Deloitte, London - 19 January 2018 - 9.30am - 5pm - Free

 

February

Social Media Exchange Improve your media know-how, tap into your creativity, develop new skills, enhance your digital storytelling skills and meet lots of creative people. - Resource for London - 5 February 2018 - 9.30am - 5pm

#TechHubTuesday Demo Night TechHub Demo Night isn't about pitching for funds, it's an opportunity to show the community what you're working on, get some feedback, and see what others are toiling away on. - Campus London, 4-5 Bonhill Street, Shoreditch EC2A 4BX - 6 February 2018 - 6.30 - 9pm - Free

Microsoft Tech For Social Impact Day In order to drive this positive impact the UK Tech 4 Social Impact team hosts a variety of free events, working with charities to help you understand how to utilise technology more effectively to modernise processes, enhance reach and achieve your goals. - 19 February 2018 - 9:45am - 5pm - Free

Content strategy: planning and delivering standout content – CharityComms A conference packed full of workshops, peer-to-peer learning opportunities and inspiring case studies revealing how you can boost your content strategy and keep-up with the latest innovations in this area. The day included streams on innovation and strategy as well as a special “toolbox” track that focused on tools and skills. - 22 February 2018 - 9.30am - 5pm

 

March

Heads of Digital – CharityComms Why is content the big thing for charities this year? And what really is a content strategy? How does it differ from/complement other strategies like digital, communications or organisational? How do we create one? What should it include? Who should own it and drive it? Why even bother creating one? What are the advantages? - 20 March 2018 - 6pm - 8.30pm

WorkerTech meetup: The Future of Fair Work Bringing together a community of people who can help spread, use, develop, fund and support new WorkerTech solutions. For example, these could be tools that help workers organise and increase bargaining power, boost skills and pay and curb insecurity. - 20 March 2018 - 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Tech for Good #41 – An ethical approach to creating tech for good While ethics as such is a broad subject, this Tech for Good meetup will focus on the ethical development of new technology, and provide you with a few practical solutions into how we can embed an ethical approach in creating and deploying tech for good. - Bond Offices Kings Cross, Bond Society Building,  8 All Saints Street, London - 22 March 2018 - 6:30 - 8:30pm - Free

GDPR for small charities – Small Charities Coalition This interactive workshop is designed specifically for charitable organisations and will give attendees an opportunity to understand every aspect of the GDPR from the basics to subject access requests, through to the conditions for processing data and data subjects’ rights. - 26 March 2018 - 10am - 4.30pm

Charities Sector Painpoints meet Blockchain Tech Open Service Design Workshop exploring the pinpoints to the Charities Sector and the potential Solutions that Blockchain Technology can offer. The workshop will be facilitated by Blockchain Digital who will use some of the key tools from their Service Design Toolkit to guide participants through the discovery and definition phase of the design process. - 26 March 2018 - 10am - 4.30pm

Tech for Democracy – Tech for Good Live While ethics as such is a broad subject, this Tech for Good meetup will focus on the ethical development of new technology, and provide you with a few practical solutions into how we can embed an ethical approach in creating and deploying tech for good. - The Federation, Federation Street, Federation House, Manchester M4 2AH - 28 March 2018 - 6:30 - 9:00pm - Free

Digital design principles for the UK charity sector CAST will be running a workshop on the 28th of March with charities and funders, to explore how a set of digital principles might help the sector to create and fund better digital services.  - Newspeak House, 133 Bethnal Green Rd, London E2 7DG - 28 March 2018 - 10am - 1pm - Free, apply to attend

 

April

#TechHubTuesday Demo Night TechHub Demo Night isn't about pitching for funds, it's an opportunity to show the community what you're working on, get some feedback, and see what others are toiling away on. - Campus London, 4-5 Bonhill Street, Shoreditch EC2A 4BX - 3 April 2018 - 6.30 - 9pm - Free

From frontline to funding: design from the perspective of a charity Discussing design on the inside of organisations with the people who are living it, with a focus on designing on the inside of charities. When you’ve got to be thinking about funders, frontline staff, end users and the needs of the organisation to juggle, how do you make decisions about service delivery with confidence? - Snook, 18 London Lane, London E8 3PR - 6 April 2018 - 08:30 - 10:00 - Free

ECF Campaigning Forum There has been a dramatic change in tone in countries around the world as political leaders are elected who may undermine decades of progress. One analysis of this is that growing numbers of people have been left behind and are expressing their frustration via the ballot box. Most campaigning groups have also be content to engage those already converted to their causes. This needs to change. At the 2018 Campaigning Forum we'll be exploring how to get better at engaging the rest! - Oxford, UK - 10-11 April 2018 - £525

Charity Technology Breakfast Briefing: Is blockchain the future for charities? The first in a series of breakfast briefings exploring the opportunities and challenges facing charity IT leaders. These interactive seminars provide a unique forum for open debate and an opportunity to connect with your peers, hosted by Civil Society magazine. - CIWEM London, EC1N 8QS - 17 April 2018 - 09:00 - 11:30 - £60

The Impacts of Civic Technology Conference TICTeC is an annual milestone in the Civic Tech world, bringing together researchers, practitioners, and all those with an interest in how technology is changing the way we engage with society. More than just a conference, TICTeC is known for its unique focus on the impacts of Civic Technologies: it’s a safe place to examine what works, what doesn’t, and how best to measure that. - Lisbon, Portugal - 18-19 April 2018 - From £100

The future of engagement: developing audience-centred strategies – CharityComms This conference will explore insights, strategies and techniques to help your charity better get under the skin of its current and non-established audiences, helping you to produce effective, future-proofed communications strategies that drive engagement and real-world action. - 25 April 2018 - 9:30am - 5pm

Tech for Good Bath Tech for Good Bath are events and talks for those interested in how technology is used within social impact projects and organisations. - Boston Tea Party, 8 Alfred St, Bath BA1 2QU - 25 April 2018 - 6:30pm - 9pm - Free

 

May

#TechHubTuesday Demo Night TechHub Demo Night isn't about pitching for funds, it's an opportunity to show the community what you're working on, get some feedback, and see what others are toiling away on. - Campus London, 4-5 Bonhill Street, Shoreditch EC2A 4BX - 1 May 2018 - 6.30 - 9pm - Free

 

June

Charity Technology Breakfast Briefing: How we procure in the changing world of IT The second in our series of breakfast briefings exploring the opportunities and challenges facing charity IT leaders. These interactive seminars provide a unique forum for open debate and an opportunity to connect with your peers, hosted by Civil Society magazine. - CIWEM London, EC1N 8QS - 17 April 2018 - 09:00 - 11:30 - £60

Tech for Good Bath Tech for Good Bath are events and talks for those interested in how technology is used within social impact projects and organisations. - Boston Tea Party, 8 Alfred St, Bath BA1 2QU - 26 June 2018 - 6:30pm - 9pm - Free

 

July

Fundraising Convention 2018 Fundraising Convention is the largest event for professional fundraisers in Europe. Taking place over three days in July, the event brings together a mix of experience from the charity sector, and engages attendees through multiple sessions per day, within broad themes. - The Barbican Centre, London - 2-4 July 2018 - From £261

 

August

 

September

 

October

Being The Story A one-day event celebrating the power of thought-provoking storytelling. Being the Story 2018 will be another unmissable one-day event featuring the stories of inspirational individuals which will spark conversations, challenge perceptions and stimulate ideas. - Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL - Friday 19 October 2018 - 9am - 4pm - From £95

 

November

Charity Technology Conference Now in its thirteenth successful year, we’re delighted to announce that the Charity Technology Conference will return in 2018. - 200 Aldersgate, London EC1A 4HD - 7 November 2018 - 9am - 5pm - From £199

Charity digital conference Back by popular demand – CharityComms' annual, sell-out digital conference is even bigger and better this year. Designed to help your charity make the most of digital, the day will have something for everyone. With talks on digital strategy, disruption, trends and innovations as well as practical skills and toolbox sessions – this event is designed for charity digital and comms professionals at all levels. - 200 Aldersgate, London EC1A 4HD - 21 November 2018 - 9:30am - 5pm - From £175

 

December

 

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