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Supporting Scotland's vibrant voluntary sector

Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations

The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations is the membership organisation for Scotland's charities, voluntary organisations and social enterprises. Charity registered in Scotland SC003558. Registered office Mansfield Traquair Centre, 15 Mansfield Place, Edinburgh EH3 6BB.

John Fitzgerald

Digital Evolution Manager

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Careful now! Your emerging AI strategy

Can you have a strategy for an emerging, frothy technology like AI? Yes, you can, but it needs to be realistic and flexible. In this blog, I...  Read more

What a time to be sentient! – an early look at the potential and pitfalls of chat-based AI tools

Generated by Stable Diffusion. Prompt: a photograph of an astronaut riding a horse Tools like ChatGPT, Google Bard and Stable Diffusion...  Read more

Why don’t you share a digital strategy template?

Quite a few of the charities we support with digital change ask for help with framing their digital strategy. Sometimes people ask us if we...  Read more

The value of a digital checkup and a chat

Ever get that niggling feeling that things could be working better, but you’re not sure how to fix them? This can be a real problem with...  Read more

Why not hybrid? Reflection on The Gathering 2022

Following the success of The Gathering 2022, John Fitzgerald reflects on the dilemma of holding in-person events. Earlier this month...  Read more

Digital checkup learning – does size matter?

In this second blog on our digital checkup learning, I’m looking at whether organisation size has a big effect on checkup...  Read more

Digital checkup in charts

Every year, about 100 organisations complete SCVO’s Digital Checkup. This is only a small proportion of the organisations we support, but...  Read more

Building big digital movements

At this week’s DigiShift, we heard from Paul de Gregorio, founder of Rally and a leading digital engagement and mobilisation strategist...  Read more

Digital risk: the bigger picture

Often when we talk about risk and digital, we get into discussions about privacy and cyber security. But there are other, more fundamental...  Read more

Digital evolution – a longer view

What does digital change look like Before, During, and Beyond a pandemic? Although it feels like we’re living week to week or month to...  Read more