Podcast Archive

How does a digital transformation affect charity fundraising?
After an extremely digital couple of years, charities have been forced to adopt new technologies at a rapid pace. For many charities, surviving the pandemic has meant undergoing a fast and efficient digital transformation, simply to exist in a remote world. But what effects has this had on fundraising? And what lessons can charities learn from each other? Lauren Weymouth chats with experts from software provider, Advanced, to find out more.

What will sustainable investment look like in 2022?
As the year draws to a close, there’s a need for charities to start thinking about key areas of focus for 2022. Among the key issues for charity investors is sustainability, but after a year of heightened anxiety around climate change, coupled with an extremely busy COP26, what will the sustainability agenda look like in the year ahead? HSBC’s Sophie Ward joins Lauren Weymouth to discuss more.

Is responsible investing the same as impact?
In this episode of the podcast, Lauren Weymouth is joined by EdenTree’s David Katimbo Mugwanya. The pair continue the conversation around responsible investment, seeking to understand the difference between responsible investment and impact. Often the two are grouped together and confusion is rife, but failing to differentiate could cause problems with so much money at stake.

How to keep your charity safe from cyber fraud
In this episode of the Charity Times Leadership Podcast, editor Lauren Weymouth is joined by Brian Shorten, chairman of the Charities Security Forum. Following on from Charity Fraud Awareness Week, Brian provides his top tips for combatting cyber fraud. Whether you’re working remotely or in office, Brian believes some simple measures can go a long way in helping to keep your charity safe from harm.

What has the pandemic taught us about the public’s perception of charities?
In this episode of the Charity Times Leadership podcast, we take a look at what the pandemic has taught us about the public’s perception of charities. Charity fundraising platform, Enthuse, recently released its quarterly donor research study, which highlighted significant shifts in donor behaviour throughout the duration of the pandemic. Not only does the report highlight an overarching sense of positivity towards the sector, but a propensity for younger generations to give more generously, too. Lauren Weymouth is joined by Enthuse CEO, Chester Mojay-Sinclare to discuss more.

The importance of the ‘S’ in ‘ESG’
In this episode, Lauren Weymouth is joined by Ketan Patel, equities fund manager at EdenTree, to delve into the issue of social investment and why that all-important ‘S’ in ESG is more relevant now than ever before. The social element of ESG often gets forgotten when thinking about investing in more ethical and sustainable ways. But, after a challenging year for all areas of society, social injustice has been highlighted, and there’s a much greater need for charities to put people at the heart of their investment decisions.

What does the future of civil society look like post-pandemic?
In this episode of the Charity Times Leadership Podcast, Lauren Weymouth chats to Dame Julia Unwin, the chair of the Inquiry into the Future of Civil Society about what the future has in store for the charity sector. When it launched in 2018, the inquiry found issues around power, trust and connection within the charity sector. But do these issues still remain? And how has Covid accelerated the pace of change that was required?

How digital saved an international charity from collapse
In the second of a series of digital leadership podcasts, Lauren Weymouth speaks to Peace One Day founder, filmmaker and actor, Jeremy Gilley about how becoming a solely digital charity saved it from collapse and turned it into a global success.
Why Citizens Advice is dropping the word ‘digital’
In the second of a series of three digital leadership podcasts, Lauren Weymouth chats to Citizens Advice’s James Plunkett and Chris Fuller about why, after an increasingly digital year for charities, Citizens Advice is dropping the word ‘digital’ and about the journey the charity has been on to weave technology seamlessly into its culture.

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How Age UK navigated a remote call centre in a crisis
In the first of a series of three digital leadership podcasts, Lauren Weymouth chats to Age UK’s Alasdair Stewart about how the charity set up, navigated and successfully delivered The Silver Line phone service remotely during the peak of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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How does a digital transformation affect charity fundraising?
After an extremely digital couple of years, charities have been forced to adopt new technologies at a rapid pace. For many charities, surviving the pandemic has meant undergoing a fast and efficient digital transformation, simply to exist in a remote world. But what effects has this had on fundraising? And what lessons can charities learn from each other? Lauren Weymouth chats with experts from software provider, Advanced, to find out more.