Series 2 - Ep 9 - Tech for Good Summit - Skilled Volunteering, the value to the Third Sector
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by Scottish Tech Army
10M ago
Volunteers are the bedrock of the third sector – it simply wouldn’t function without them. Skilled volunteering, whether from the tech or any other specialist sector can be transformational for charities, but sometimes doesn’t realise its full potential. How can the third sector capitalise on the opportunities that skilled volunteering offers and what is the impact when it works well ..read more
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Series 2 - Ep 7 - Tech for Good Summit 23 - Federated Organisations - The Scale Opportunity
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by Scottish Tech Army
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Federated organisations share some characteristics of franchise models. Common processes and systems underpin the operations of successful franchise operations. In principle this lends itself well to federated organisations in the third sector – is this approach being utilised now and what can be done to increase awareness of what works well and encourage greater openness and uptake of this approach ..read more
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Series 2 - Ep 5 - Tech for Good Summit 23 - Creating Equality of Opportunity
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by Scottish Tech Army
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There is much talk of the digital divide. On one hand, there is a widely-recognised shortage of skilled people in the tech sector and others that rely on technology, and on the other hand there is an urgent problem of digital exclusion and a dearth of equality of opportunity for many individuals in our society. But good work is being done, by both business and education. Whether it’s ensuring that young people can be inspired and learn what they need to learn to secure high value work, or businesses opening new recruitment and career pathways into their organisations ..read more
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Series 2 - Ep 4 - Tech for Good Summit 23 - An Enabling Infrastructure for the Third Sector
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by Scottish Tech Army
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The technology landscape in the third sector is fragmented and where common systems have been created it has often been difficult to get widespread adoption. There is no ‘one size fits all’ tech platform that can serve all the needs of an entire sector, but there are undoubtedly requirements that are common across significant parts of it. These could be horizontal applications like funding application processes, impact measurement and reporting, or vertical applications supporting organisations working in similar areas, such as asylum seekers and refugees, food distribution, and tackling homel ..read more
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Series 2 - Ep 3 - Tech for Good Summit 23 - Skilled Volunteering - Good for the People, Good for the Business
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by Scottish Tech Army
10M ago
Many companies now offer their employees the opportunity to carry out voluntary work during paid hours. This reflects genuine philanthropic intent and the organisations being supported undoubtedly derive benefit from it, especially when staff are using their specialist skills rather than carrying out lower-skilled manual tasks. What are the benefits back to the business itself ..read more
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Series 2 - Ep 1 - Tech for Good Summit - Opening Address, Alistair Forbes
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by Scottish Tech Army
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The Tech for Good Summit 2023 marks 3 years since the launch of the Scottish Tech Army at the height of the first wave of the coronavirus pandemic. The pandemic has faded but the need and the opportunity for tech for good has not, indeed it could be said to be greater than ever. At the Tech for Good Summit in 2022, the Scottish Tech Army announced the launch of the Tech for Good Alliance - join our co-founder and CEO as he shares highlights from the past year and looks ahead to the challenges facing the third sector and the opportunities for the tech for good ecosystem to join forces to create ..read more
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Series 2 - Ep 6 - Tech for Good Summit - Ambassadors Session, Cross Sector Collaboration
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by Scottish Tech Army
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For the last two years, the Scottish Tech Army has benefitted from the insight of its cross sector Ambassadors. This group of leaders brings together insights and experience from the tech, corporate, third and education sectors, a combination that brings together different perspectives and provides the opportunity for innovative collaboration and these sectors ..read more
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Series 2 - Ep 2 - Tech for Good Summit 2023 - Rhodri Davies
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by Scottish Tech Army
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RHODRI DAVIES, WHY PHILANTHROPY MATTERS: The third sector is always under pressure and constraints, now more than ever - it is heavily dependent on the support of volunteers, funders and philanthropists. Technology has the potential to maximise the impact that can be created from these sources of support but where is the greatest need and the greatest opportunity. Rhodri Davies is a leading thinker and strategist in the field of philanthropy and impact and in this session, he will set the scene for the day by sharing his experience and perspective on these topics ..read more
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Series 2 - Ep 10 - Tech for Good Summit 2023 - Keynote - Kathryn Baddeley with Laura Goodwin
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by Scottish Tech Army
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In 2015, Cisco set itself a challenge to positively impact 1 billion lives through its social impact grants and programmes by 2025. As we start 2023, this global technology giant has reported that it is 70% into meeting that challenge. Kathryn Baddeley has led Cisco UK & Ireland's CSR programme for more than ten years. She shares how the programme got started and how this extraordinary stretch target is being met. Interviewed by the BBC's Innovation Correspondent, Laura Goodwin ..read more
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Episode 20 - Series 1 ends with a look back and forward
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Graham and Kirsty look back on 2020 with Alistair Forbes and Joanna Allen. Wishing all a peaceful and safe Christmas and New Year. See you all in 2021 ..read more
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