Charities, technology and digital transformation

18 September 2018

In episode 33 Rhodri Davies, Head of Policy at CAF, chats to media consultant Zoe Amar about digital transformation in the charity and non-profit world, and how organisations can get to grips with the opportunities and challenges presented by new technology. Topics covered include:
  • What role does leadership play in digital transformation?
  • Is new technology perceived as too risky? How can we overcome this barrier?
  • How will our workplaces need to change in response to developments in tech?
  • Is there a danger of a "digital brain drain" if non-profits cannot offer appealing opportunities for tech-savvy young professionals?
  • Can new technologies benefit small organisations as well as larger ones?
  • What role can charities play in the design of new technology to ensure it is human-centred?
  • Should charities be concerned about the mental health and social impacts of social media and other tech tools?
  • Can charities play a wider role in addressing the negative impact of technology?
  • Why should the non-profit world wake up to AI?   


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In each episode Rhodri Davies, Director of our Giving Thought Think Tank, and guests, take a contemporary issue in philanthropy and civil society and break it down into three manageable chunks, giving an overview of the extensive work they have done on the subject.  Episodes are also available free on iTunes and Libsyn.

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Rhodri Davies

Rhodri Davies

Head of Policy

Rhodri leads Giving Thought, our in-house think tank focusing on current and future issues affecting philanthropy and civil society. Rhodri has spent nearly a decade specialising in public policy around philanthropy and the work of charities, and has researched, written and presented on a wide range of topics. He has a first-class degree in Mathematics and Philosophy from the University of Oxford.   Read more about Rhodri




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