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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.

Posts with tag "Digital Evolution"

It’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for! It’s been a busy couple of months behind the scenes at SCVO Digital and we are delighted to (finally!) be able to announce the launch of Scotland’s Essential Digital Skills Toolkit. In consultation with over 60 different organisations... Read more
In a previous role my monthly team meetings used to be PAINFUL. Action list of over 30 items. Long, boring individual updates. People on their phones. This could be so much better (I fumed). So. I became a changemaker – I stole from the digital startup community and we introduced... Read more
Despite the warmest summer since 1976 (I was reliably informed at a Digital Champion training session with the wonderful C-Change Scotland that ’76 was the last roaster of a summer and we discussed at length melting tarmac, skint knees and eating Wall’s Feet in the Airdrie area... Read more
I’ve just joined the SCVO Digital team as Digital Evolution Officer. I’ve enjoyed getting to know the team and learning about the wide range of ways we’re helping charities across Scotland get to grips with digital. My work on digital evolution will involve connecting with and... Read more
Cyber security. Maybe that term conjures up an image in your mind of a hacker in a hoodie attempting to break into government systems, just like we see in films. However, the reality is that cyber crime is big business, perpetrated by organised crime groups, nation states and... Read more
It’s been a couple of months now since I started my research with One Digital and the University of the West of Scotland and I already feel that to pick out some highlights from my reading is a tall order. So, grab a coffee (and apologies if there are some articles you need an... Read more
I like meetups. I like that they are informal. I like that I can learn new things. And most of all I like that I meet people who care about the same things that I do - it inspires me to be better. We identified a gap in Scotland a few years ago for people who also like meetups... Read more
In recent weeks I’ve been pondering developments in technology – in particular robots and artificial intelligence (AI). I’m thoughtful of how these advances might impact on the future of volunteering. A common narrative on this theme is people versus technology. It’s one or the... Read more
Can you think about a service which you use every week which is almost completely run by volunteers? It disrupted a 250 year old industry and made a Microsoft product irrelevant. That service is Wikipedia, with 136,119 volunteers contributing in the last 30 days to the English... Read more
It’s been a week where the nefarious use of personal data by Cambridge Analytica has dominated news headlines. What you might have missed is that this week Scotland is hosting a celebration of the use of data (in its broadest sense!) for good. Dozens of events are taking place as... Read more