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Digital Charity and Tech For Good Events Calendar [2019 Update]

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 2019.

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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 2019.

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.com!

To help you out, we’ve compiled a definitive guide to the best digital charity and tech for good events of 2019 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.

You can also take a look at our Sustainability and Green Events Calendar for more.

If you have a digital charity or tech for good event to add, or if you have any feedback please send us an email – [email protected]

Digital Charity and Tech for Good Events Calendar 2019

Skip to month:

  1. January 2019

  2. February 2019

  3. March 2019

  4. April 2019

  5. May 2019

  6. June 2019

  7. July 2019

  8. August 2019

  9. September 2019

  10. October 2019

  11. November 2019

  12. December 2019

January 2019

14 January: How embracing digital can transform your charity РThis NPC event,  run in partnership with The Clothworker’s Company, will examine how trustees can challenge and support their charities to consider whether there is a role for digital solutions in furthering their mission, and how to go about that journey of transformation.

15 January: Lean Impact: How to Innovate for Radically Greater Social Good – Nesta Executive Director of Research, Analysis and Policy Kirsten Bound will be joined in conversation by Ann Mei Chang, leading expert on social innovation and author of ‚ÄúLean Impact: How to Innovate for Radically Greater Social Good‚ÄĚ. The discussion will focus on Chang‚Äôs insights into innovation for social good drawn from her decades of experience at Silicon Valley companies and with nonprofits and government, including as a Senior Engineering Director at Google and as Chief Innovation Officer at USAID.

16 January: Tech for Good in 2019 РNew year, new tech for good? A special Tech for Good meetup with some fantastic speakers exploring the hot topics of 2019. Tickets £3.40 per person.

28 January: Future Work In The Digital World – Join GlobalNet21 when they discuss the future of work in an age of big data and artificial intelligence that will see a major shift in work patterns and employment. A collaborative venture with the London Futurists and the Conway Hall Ethical Society.

February 2019

11 February: Social Media Exchange РImprove your media know-how, tap into your creativity, develop new skills, enhance your digital storytelling skills and meet lots of creative people. Tickets from £195.

12 February: How to get your tech built – Speakers from dev agencies and charities will explore the key questions of how to identify what (and whether) new tech needs to be built, tips on scoping and writing a good brief, and then working productively with tech partners throughout the build and maintenance. Each talk will be 20-25 minutes, including Q&A.

13 February: Charity Digital Tech Conference РJoin Tech Trust for their first Charity Digital Tech Conference at Resource For London, with talks from a host of tech and charity experts. Tickets from £75.

25 February: CAST Design Hop BathCAST are running a series of free, half-day Design Hop workshop across the country. Design Hops offer an energetic and practical introduction to the key concepts of ‘tech for good’ and digital development for charities. The Bath event takes place from 12.30-4.30pm at Apex City of Bath Hotel, James Street West, Bath BA1 2DA.

26 February: CAST Design Hop Sheffield – CAST are running a series of free, half-day Design Hop workshop across the country. Design Hops offer an energetic and practical introduction to the key concepts of ‘tech for good’ and digital development for charities. The Sheffield event takes place from 12.30-4.30pm at Sheffield Central Quaker Meeting, 10 St James Street, Sheffield S1 2EW.

March 2019

4 March: CAST Design Hop Liverpool – CAST are running a series of free, half-day Design Hop workshop across the country. Design Hops offer an energetic and practical introduction to the key concepts of ‘tech for good’ and digital development for charities. The Liverpool event takes place from 12.30-4.30pm at Liverpool Charity and Voluntary Services, 151 Dale Street, Liverpool L2 2AH.

14 March: CAST Design Hop Oxford – CAST are running a series of free, half-day Design Hop workshop across the country. Design Hops offer an energetic and practical introduction to the key concepts of ‘tech for good’ and digital development for charities. The Oxford event takes place from 12.30-4.30pm at Nominet, Edmund Halley Road, Oxford OX4 4DQ.

18 March: CAST Design Hop Bristol – CAST are running a series of free, half-day Design Hop workshop across the country. Design Hops offer an energetic and practical introduction to the key concepts of ‘tech for good’ and digital development for charities. The Bristol event takes place from 12.30-4.30pm at Watershed, 1 Canons Road, Harbourside, Bristol BS1 5TX.

19 March: CAST Design Hop Cornwall – CAST are running a series of free, half-day Design Hop workshop across the country. Design Hops offer an energetic and practical introduction to the key concepts of ‘tech for good’ and digital development for charities. The Cornwall event takes place from 12.30-4.30pm at Carnon Downs Village Hall, Tregye Rd, Carnon Downs, Truro TR3 6GH.

21 March: CAST Design Hop London – CAST are running a series of free, half-day Design Hop workshop across the country. Design Hops offer an energetic and practical introduction to the key concepts of ‘tech for good’ and digital development for charities. The London event takes place from 12.30-4.30pm at Newspeak House, 133 Bethnal Green Rd, London E2 7DG.

25 March: CAST Design Hop Warwickshire– CAST are running a series of free, half-day Design Hop workshop across the country. Design Hops offer an energetic and practical introduction to the key concepts of ‘tech for good’ and digital development for charities. The Warwickshire event takes place from 12.30-4.30pm at Bulkington Village Community Centre, Bulkington, Warwickshire CV12 9JB.

26 March: CAST Design Hop Lincolnshire – CAST are running a series of free, half-day Design Hop workshop across the country. Design Hops offer an energetic and practical introduction to the key concepts of ‘tech for good’ and digital development for charities. The Lincolnshire event takes place from 12.30-4.30pm at The Venue, Grantham Rd, Navenby, Lincoln LN5 0JJ.

27 March: CAST Design Hop Leeds – CAST are running a series of free, half-day Design Hop workshop across the country. Design Hops offer an energetic and practical introduction to the key concepts of ‘tech for good’ and digital development for charities. The Leeds event takes place from 12.30-4.30pm at Voluntary Action Leeds, Stringer House, 34 Lupton Street, Hunslet, Leeds LS10 2QW.

28 March: LawTech: Fairer or Scarier Justice – What does the future hold now that the Law profession has started experimenting with tech: Augmented lawyers? Smart Gavels? Blockchain Justice? Trial by the High Court of Twitter? Join Tech For Good Live on Thursday the 28th of March to hear from those working in and experiencing the impact of LawTech.

April 2019

2 April: Essential digital marketing for charities – Speakers from digital agencies and charities will give a practical overview of the ‘3 As’ of digital marketing: AdWords, Analytics and Advertising.

9-10 April: Campaigning Forum РThe Campaigning Forum is the annual global event for experienced campaigning, fundraising and digital practitioners to connect, share and learn. Taking place in Oxford. Tickets from £550.

24 April: So you think you’re doing good? – Do you measure your impact and tweak your product accordingly? And how on earth do we even measure social good? Social good is complicated and we cant get it perfectly right all of the time – but we’ve at least got to try. If not, what’s even the point? Just another app to put in for awards that will never actually get used? Join Tech For Good Live on Wednesday the 24th April to hear from those working in social impact measurement of tech products.

25 April: Video for charities – A recent charity¬†video benchmarking¬†survey saw 74% of respondents claiming to see return on investment when choosing video content. Join CharityComms at this conference to explore all things charity video ‚Äď from setting up in-house production to commissioning and working with agencies. Tickets from ¬£180.

May 2019

2 May: Charity Times Annual Conference 2019 – The Future of charity – Held at the Waldorf Hilton, London, and will look at some of these issues, as well as artificial intelligence, diversity, the relationship between the government and the charity sector and much more.

June 2019

12 -13 June 2019: Fundraising Online 2019 (#FRO) is a completely free-to-attend virtual conference from the Resource Alliance, taking place on 12 & 13 June 2019. The content will be wide-ranging for all your fundraising, changemaking and innovating needs, with a strong focus on digital fundraising and engagement, how to harness emerging and disruptive tech trends, and what’s coming next over the horizon.

25th June: Charity Digital Conference: Time for ActionHosted by Reason Digital and The Directory of Social Change, this event is for the do-ers. Feel empowered and ready to take action. Join us and The Directory of Social Change on the 25th of June in London for a day of real-life, inspiring stories, mistakes and advice on all things digital.  Taking place at 356 Holloway Rd, London N7 6PA. Tickets from £199.

July 2019

1-3 July 2019: Fundraising Convention 2019 РThe 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. Taking place at The Barbican Centre, London. Tickets From £261.

August 2019

September 2019

October 2019

15-18 October: IFC 2019 Р4 days, 1000 participants, 100 speakers, 60+ countries. The IFC is so much more than a conference. It is an interconnected, global community of fundraisers and changemakers, radical disruptors and thought-leaders, who convene each year for four amazing days of learning, networking, collaborating, and problem-solving. When you join the IFC, you too will become an integral part of a global movement, able to reach and connect with thousands of like-minded social impact pioneers who are also working to solve the most challenging issues facing our world today.

November 2019

20 November: The Big Digital Content Conference РAt this flagship CharityComms event, CharityComms explore how you can develop truly useful, bold and creative content that your audiences will love. There will be practical workshops on creative techniques and gathering audience insight as well as sessions on digital trends and evolving platforms. Taking place 200 Alat dersgate, London EC1A 4HD. Tickets from From £175.

December 2019

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