The age of the digital charity: helping your board adapt to the challenges of technology
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The age of the digital charity: helping your board adapt to the challenges of technology

22 Sep 2016 | Kirsty Weakley

Digital technology is everywhere, but its uptake among charities has been slow. Kirsty Weakley finds out what’s being done to bring the sector into the digital age.

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