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Digital Bootcamp for Charities

  • Learning Hub, One Angel Square St John's Street Northampton NN1 1ER (map)

A one-day digital skills bootcamp aimed at people working in charities and voluntary sector organisations.

All sessions are free, and you can book onto specific sessions or attend all day.


9:00am - 9:45am

Using Apps to Help Your Manage Your Organisation

Clare Elsby (Director, Elsby & Co and Area Leader, Federation of Small Businesses)

  • Learn about apps to help you day-to-day

  • Help with managing projects

  • Keeping track of your customers


10:00am - 10:45am

Writing for the Web

Alex Donohue (Brand Content Writer, Macmillan Cancer Support)

  • Best practice writing for web in a mobile-first world

  • How to make the most of SEO

  • Why accessible content matters


11:15am - Midday

A Celebration of Transformation

Lucy Cox (Digital Experience Designer, Northamptonshire County Council)

  • Understand business analysis tools and techniques

  • Learn from case studies of government digital transformation

  • How to implement best practice business analysis


1:00pm - 1.45pm

Graphic Design for Social Media and Leaflets

Rebekah Broady (Communications and Events Coordinator, Voluntary Impact Northamptonshire)

  • How to use free tools to produce professional graphics

  • Leaflet design on limited resources

  • Making your message clear


2:00pm - 2.45pm

Managing Social Media Networks

Patricia Greaves (Senior Information Manager, Northamptonshire Libraries)

  • How to manage social networks across different channels

  • Best practice examples of social content

  • Challenges in day-to-day social media management