Google announces 2 changes to Google Grants for 28 January 2013

I received an email from Google announcing a couple of changes to the Google Grants programme: “We are writing to let you know about a few changes to the Google Grants programme. As part of our ongoing efforts to grow our advertising programme for nonprofits, we are making two changes to the Grants programme. First, […]

10 interview questions to ask a digital communications manager

Lots of organisations are recruiting digital communications managers right now. This role requires a wide range of skills: strategic thinking, creativity, flair and instinct for written and oral communications, combined with sharp technical skills, an enquiring mind and an enthusiasm to dive deep into intricate problems and emerge with practical results. But if you’re not a digital […]

Why it’s important to backup your content database(s)

I went to share an exciting hearing research story on twitter this evening and found that the link wasn’t working properly. Rather than a short blog post on an impressive piece of research, however, I arrived at the following screen: This isn’t the type of message any digital communications manager wants to see on their website […]

Towards digital service provision by charities

Charities are still working out how best to harness digital communications for fundraising. (See Public Zone’s Digital Handbook, for example). But digital’s untapped potential extends far beyond fundraising. I’m most interested in seeing how we can use digital technology to improve service provision and to directly change the world for the better. In this post […]

My favourite New Year email campaign

This evening a sharp email campaign arrived in my inbox. It’s from Meetup, a platform for people to arrange in-person meetups around shared interests. With talk of New Year’s Resolutions becoming a little tiresome, the one-word subject line “Unresolutions” feels liberating and iconoclastic. The content of the email is clear and focused: The body of […]