Be the Digital Leader your organisation needs

*** Digital Surgeries added in Bristol & Bath ***

To extend the Digital Leadership programme delivered across the West of England, and support its transition into a peer network using tech for good, two digital surgeries have been added to the programme:

*** March webinars announced ***

Four webinars have been scheduled to help our Digital Leadership programme finish with a flourish later this month:

  • Expanding the Digital Skills of your Workforce (Tuesday 19 March 10 - 11.30am)
  • People are the heartbeat of an organisation and their digital technology skills and capacity can transform your approach. On this webinar we cover how to assess your existing digital skills and identify gaps and opportunities.  We provide insights into how to access training support (including free options) and how to recruit the talent you need to strengthen your organisation.  For this webinar we’ll be joined by Heloise Ardley from Group of Humans who will share her expertise in building digital skills and capabilities. Register for your place.

  • Digital Fundraising (Friday 22 March 10 - 11.30am)
  • Digital technology tools provide a range of opportunities to increase fundraising for your organisation, but it can be difficult to know where to start.  This webinar covers and introduction to tools for fundraising, assessing where these can sit in your organisation and how you can grow a steady income from online fundraising including Google grants.  James Carlin from Local Giving will join us to share his expertise! Register for your place.

  • Cyber Security - master the basics (Monday 25 March 10 - 11.30am)
  • We all know cyber security is important but how can charities put in place an appropriate and robust approach?  This webinar covers practical steps to making sure you are protecting your organisation online.  We will cover the basics to uncover what you can put in place now to keep you safe for the future. As part of the webinar we will introduce a checklist to prioritise your next steps. Lisa Forte from Red Goat Cyber will join us to share her expertise. Register for your place.

  • Digital Tools for Productivity (Tuesday 26 March 10 - 11.30am)
  • Digital skills can provide new ways of working, and in a small charity time is short! On this webinar we introduce how simple digital tools can enable productivity across your charity. We will cover tools which can support project management, managing relationships for example customer relationship management (CRM) systems, and tools for collaborative and remote working.  We will share some insights and case studies from our work at DOT PROJECT as part of this webinar. Register for your place.


Our Digital Leadership programme is for leaders of voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations in the West of England who want to increase their impact through the use of technology.  This is not about becoming a digital expert; it’s about leadership in a digital world.

Delivered by DOT PROJECT, the programme has two elements: 

Virtual drop-in sessions

These will run on a Wednesday from 11am - 12pm. The purpose of these sessions is to ask ad-hoc questions or seek specific advice about your digital approach, wherever you are based in Bristol, Bath, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire.

Just click the relevant link below to call in at any time from 11am - 12pm on the given date:

  • Wednesday 6 February
  • Wednesday 13 February
  • Wednesday 20 February
  • Wednesday 27 February
  • Wednesday 20 March

Practical workshops

These two-day free training workshops will support you to maximise your impact, embed digital content and tools in your organisation, and build stronger relationships with your service users and supporters. 

The course will enable you to build strong digital foundations across your organisation, so your teams and processes are fit for purpose now and in the future. The course is practical and it will enable you to make positive changes quickly, with the skills and confidence to:

  • Lead your organisation and create a positive digital culture
  • Integrate digital throughout your operations and finance
  • Use digital tools to improve your service delivery
  • Enhance your communications and marketing
  • Expand your fundraising opportunities
  • Take a responsible approach to digital design and investment

Book your place in one of the following locations: 

A standard allowance for travel costs is available for the workshop.

Programme learning

We are keen to ensure you get the most from these activities and we learn from your experience to plan future support.

Please complete this pre-programme survey to tell us about your organisation and digital goals.

If the dates or locations above do not work for you, please let us know and we will send you further information about receiving support through this programme.

Resources from the programme will be published once the workshops have been completed.

Participants will be encouraged to join a Digital Leaders peer network to support continued development and innovation after the initial programme has been delivered. 

The programme is a partnership between the West of England Civil Society Partnership and DOT PROJECT, funded by the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. 


Voscur + Dot Project + Wesport + SGCVS + 3SG / DCMS