Charity Digital Skills Report 2019 Launched

We’re proud to announce that this year’s Charity Digital Skills Report has now been published!

Now in its third year, the report provides an annual barometer of the state of digital skills within the charity sector.
Following the success of the report in 2017 and 2018, the Skills Platform, in partnership with Zoe Amar Digital, set about ‘taking the temperature’ of the charity sector and, more specifically, about how it’s using digital. The aim was to use the intelligence gathered to map digital skills across the charity sector and to develop a shared understanding of how digital can help charities to achieve their missions. 

540 charity professionals shared their views on how their charity was progressing (or not) with digital, the effect of Brexit and how they were approaching the ethical challenges posed by digital innovation.

  • You can view the full report here

Overall this year we have seen progress in some charities’ digital skills, whilst there has been little movement in others and decline in some areas. Given the speed of change in digital, is the pace fast enough?

Key Findings

  • 52% of charities surveyed do not have a digital strategy
  • 68% rate their board’s digital skills as low
  • Charities are thinking big about what digital could help them do; 81% are keen to get more from their data, whilst 72% think it would help them save money and time.

Report Summary

If you haven’t quite got time to read the whole report now, we’ve created a summary infographic which you can view below:

Sector Response

You can read what leaders across the sector are saying about the report here, including comments from Maria Orpen of Guide Dogs, Sarah Atkinson of the Charity Commission and Vicky Browning of ACEVO.

Partners and Contributors

Finally, a huge thank you to our partner Zoe Amar of Zoe Amar Digital and to all those that contributed to the commentary, including Margot James, Minister for Digital and the Creative Industries, and Mims Davies, Minister for Sport & Civil Society, who wrote the foreword.

Get involved

  • Media Enquiries: We are happy to provide further quotes, insights and articles for your publication.
  • Data requests: We can provide bespoke anonymised data analysis for your organisation .
  • Advertising & partnerships: We have numerous partnership and advertising opportunities available. Just get in touch to discuss further.
  • Agencies & training providers: The Skills Platform is a unique place to showcase your services to a charity digital and healthcare audience.

Just get in touch

Skills Platform Manager: Laura Clough

phone: 0117 910 2288

twitter: @skillsplatform (#CharityDigiReport)

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