Flexible funding: the future of tech for good? How agility in funding empowers charities to navigate digital journeys more successfully.

A talk by Dalia Abu Yassien and Charné Tromp
Comic Relief and CAST

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In this talk, Comic Relief and CAST will explain how flexible funding models enable charities to navigate digital journeys more effectively, confidently - and successfully.

Dalia Abu Yassien (Comic Relief) and Charné Tromp (CAST - the Centre for the Acceleration of Social Technology) will share insights gleaned from supporting charities on the Tech for Good and Tech vs Abuse programmes over the past 14 months.

Both programmes were designed with the dual pillars of agility and support at the core: alongside their grant funding, charities were assigned a dedicated coach from CAST, who - together with a consortium of specialist partners - supported and advised them throughout their digital discovery and development journey.

The outbreak of the pandemic highlighted the value of the programme’s test-driven approach, as Charné explains: “The outbreak of COVID-19 meant that many Tech for Good teams had to rapidly adapt their plans and needed our support to do so. From learning the basics of remote user testing to shifting all services online, it's here that our ‘test and learn’ approach really paid off and where the benefits of flexible funding models and funders who are committed to being led by user needs really came to the fore.”

The talk will also include insights from participating charities into the way in which the pioneering model helped them tackle the challenges of developing digital services.

We hope this talk will be of interest; please contact us for more details - many thanks.

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