Digital For Good: DFG: LifeLink LEADScotland & SCVO; Bridging the Nonprofit/Tech Communication Gap

Charities and the digital/tech sector each have their own distinct languages, assumptions and knowledge gaps. One of the huge challenges for working together is understanding each other!

This month we're hosting a "fireside chat" with experts from both charity and digital to share their experiences and lessons learned from both sides.

Jacqui Taylor: LifeLink CEO, and Emma Whitelock: LEAD Scotland CEO. In order to digitally evolve the charity both Jacqui and Emma had to learn a whole new language to be able to articulate what it was they wanted and needed as a service and to be able to negotiate contracts.

Gavin Bell: SCVO Milo Programme Manager. Gavin manages 'Milo' database of voluntary organisations, volunteers and opportunities. He support 500 staff across the Third Sector Interface network to get the most out of the system and build up a big picture of the third sector across Scotland. Gavin speaks both tech and third sector language. (Gavin also a published author)

The evening will include a moderated open discussion with a chance to ask your questions and share your experiences.


This event will be live streamed with both audio and video recording available online.


Access: We will be on the top floor and there is a lift. Please note that there is a step at the outside building entrance. Let us know if you would like any assistance with accessing the venue.

Bus: the venue is 5mins walk from any bus stop at the foot of Leith Walk.

Parking: there is some free parking around the venue, but give yourself time to find a spot as it is usually very busy!


Digital for Good meet-ups exist to bring digital professionals and non-profits into a space to discuss the challenges and opportunities together and make magic happen.

We'll have snacks, drinks, speakers and a great discussion afterwards.

Agenda as follows:
6pm – Doors open, refreshments & snacks!
6.20pm – Fireside chat with Jacqui, Emma and Gavin
6.40pm – Q&A and Open discussion
7.30pm – Informal Networking

See you there!

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