The UK’s first Charity Digital Code of Practice has recently been launched following an extensive consultation and input from across the sector.
The Code, which has been produced to provide charities with practical advice on incorporating digital technology into their work, has been funded by Lloyds Banking Group and the Co-op Foundation. It has been managed by a steering group of representatives from across the sector, including NAVCA, and chaired by independent digital expert Zoe Amar. It is voluntary and free to access for all charities.
A version of the code has been produced for small charities alongside tailored resources to help charities with tighter budgets and less capacity to understand where they can make improvements. This aspect of the code has been a particular priority for the steering group due to the revelation from the 2018 Charity Digital Skills report that 58% of charities see funding as their biggest obstacle to digital progress.