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Digital News for the Third Sector: September

PlanLab Insight Bulletin

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Every month, we will be publishing a bulletin of insights, to keep you up to date with digital developments that will help your organisation be more effective, across functions. If you haven't subscribed yet, you can do so at the bottom of the page and receive the monthly bulletin directly to your inbox.

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Case Studies: How Citizens are Making Positive Change with Interactive Mapping

How can you and I take the reigns and improve our own communities? Well, have you heard of interactive mapping? Discover four ways that provides locals with the tools to contribute individual knowledge to create positive change.

What are the Myths of GDPR?

ICO (The Information Commisioner's Office) have recently started a series of blogs dispelling the myths around the new GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) coming into force 25 May 2018. Worth a read, to help you balance out what is important and what the reality is with the new legislation.


Tarjimly: Helping Refugees by Connecting them to Translators

We love this example of how a chatbot has been made to meet the needs of refugees and immigrants by enabling translators to speak to them in real time. The impact spreads to enabling their access to services, such as doctors and legal services. Check out Tarjimly for inspiration of how your organisation can innovate on behalf of beneficiaries.


How Pay Per Click (PPC) Works

Are you thinking about using Pay Per Click (PPC) or want to refresh yourself how it works? We found a simple 7 minute video for you to digest.


What are the Management Questions that should be asked when it comes to Digital Transformation?

During the summer, PlanLab published a list of questions that can guide you as you Digitally transform your charity or organisation. Get your pdf, here.

Innovation in a Charity Context

As leaders, how do we approach innovation in a charity context? Recently, Charity People interviewed Hannah Taylor a Community Fundraising specialist at Marie Curie, for her thoughts. 

How Could My Organisation Serve Beneficiaries with Digital?

PlanLab is offering to run a structured creativity session to tap into new ideas, which can increase your impact. Apply for a free Strategy Hack and let PlanLab come up with the solutions.


Streamlining your Accounting

A recent contender to digital accounting systems, Xero may be worth checking out. Xero promises an accounting experience that can improve transparency to donors, board members and staff, while freeing up more time for you to reach beneficiaries.


Charity and AI

Everyone is talking about AI and mainstream businesses are putting in AI strategies as we look towards 2018. How do you get or make a chatbot? Sprout Social includes within their product packages a Bot Builder service. Take a look; it isn't as complicated as you'd think and you don't need to know how to code.

Google Docs Update Improves Team Collaboration

Do you use Google Docs or G-Suite to work as a team? Take a look at the updated features, which are said to improve team efficiency and effectiveness, especially in a fast-paced environment and if you work remotely.

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