Charity Commission unveils free digital toolkit for trustees

04 Oct 2016 News

The Charity Commission has launched a new resource to help trustees understand how to use digital to improve governance and raise awareness of the potential digital has for the sector.

The regulator worked with Zoe Amar Communications and Grant Thornton to develop a set of 12 questions around digital that boards should be considering as part of their routine activity.

It covers 12 wider areas relating to charity activity, such as fundraising, governance, brand, and service delivery and directs trustees to other guidance and resources for further reading.

Zoe Amar, founder and director of Zoe Amar Communications said: “There are wide-ranging benefits and exciting possibilities for charities in adopting digital, including ease of collaboration, reduced costs, and greater audience reach.

“As a trustee of a charity myself, I appreciate how daunting technology can seem, but not adopting technology can present as much of a risk as adopting it, and in the long term digital will only help charities be more sustainable and future proof the sector.”

A detailed analysis of digital technology for trustees is published in September's Governance & Leadership magazine.

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