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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.

Siobhan Mercer

Digital Inclusion Assistant Development Officer

Digital and Programmes

Fife Council launch workforce digital skills support network

Fife Council is the largest employer in Fife and the third largest council in Scotland. It is a mammoth task to support almost 18,000 staff...  Read more

#connect23 - working together to build a digitally confident and inclusive Scotland

Amazing and inspiring digital transformation work has been happening all over Scotland for years. Join us to be part of a sustainable...  Read more

It's time to stop ‘othering’ people
a.k.a. redesign your thought processes

A few years ago I was working for a grant funder on the Workplace Equality Fund. It was the first time I really understood that...  Read more

What a difference a year makes

I leave SCVO this week and have been reflecting on the remarkable evolution achieved by myself, my team and the Scottish voluntary sector...  Read more

Celebrating unexpected benefits of moving group support online

“Online groups have been so successful. There’s so many unexpected benefits, we wish we’d done it before.”Vicki, Group Facilitator and...  Read more

Beginners guide to "no code" flexible technology

The key message was clear. Pick a “no code” tool and get started! What the heck is "no code"? I’ve got to admit I had no idea! I...  Read more

How to become a data-driven charity

The Q&A session with the three expert speakers on our DigiShift on Data-Driven Charities was one of our most active sessions. Scottish...  Read more

Cyber Security - a how to guide

Working remotely means you need to find a balance between supporting your staff and volunteers to access your systems, and securing them...  Read more

How to protect yourself from misinformation, fake news and scams

There has been an awful lot of misinformation and fake news around recently, often accompanied by scams. We held a DigiShift webinar with...  Read more

“This is not the time for perfection” and other brilliant ideas from Beth Kanter

Siobhan Mercer reflects on the insights and inspiration from an Ask Me Anything DigiShift session with the renowned Beth Kanter. The topics...  Read more