Following the success of similar events run last year, The Centre for Acceleration of Social Technology (CAST) is running a series of free, half-day Design Hop workshops across the country. Design Hops offer an energetic and practical introduction to the key concepts of ‘tech for good’ and digital development for charities.
It’s the first step for organisations looking to explore the role of digital in their services, giving them the confidence, motivation and focus to take the next step that’s right for them.
Attendees will gain:
- An accessible introduction to tech and digital design processes
- A chance to unpack a key organisational challenge and identify how digital might help
- Connections to peers, experts and funders
- Tangible next steps you can take to make progress, including follow-up support from CAST and our partners.
“The workshop was very informative and an eye opener for what digital technology can achieve for charities. As a charity with a turnover under £1m, being able to learn about how various applications of digital technology have enabled other small charities to increase their reach or improve impact on client’s wellbeing has anchored the course into the reality of what may be possible and achievable. It also provided very useful practical information on funding and networking opportunities and a structure to test new approaches.” – Andreea Albu, CEO, Age UK Redbridge, Barking and Havering (February 2019)
“The CAST Design Hop was immensely valuable to us as a small charity. It reframed our ambitions, increased our knowledge and understanding of design development and most importantly how to ensure users are involved/represented. All the materials shared were useful and the workshop itself was a relaxed and step-by-step learning experience. Communication from CAST since the workshop has also been very helpful – they want to play a supportive part in your journey even after the session.” – Angela Schlenkhoff-Hus, Director, Coalition for Efficiency (January 2018)
A Lincolnshire workshop has been scheduled for Tuesday 26th March, 12.30pm- 4.30pm at The Venue in Navenby.
If you’re interested, sign up directly at bit.ly/CASTDesignHops or find more info at https://wearecast.org.uk/for-nonprofits/design-hops.
Registration will be open for just two more weeks, but we are accepting interest for future events as well.