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Welcome to the Giving Thought Podcast, a bi-weekly exploration of trends in global philanthropy and civil society from the Charities Aid Foundation’s in-house think-tank, Giving Thought.

In each episode your host Rhodri Davies (formerly with co-host Adam Pickering) explores a big issue, theme or trend and analyses what it means for philanthropy and civil society around the world.

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Sep 18, 2018

In episode 33, Rhod chats to Zoe Amar about digital transformation in the charity and non-profit world, and how organisations can get to grips with the opportunities and challenges presented by new technology.

Topics covered include:

-What role does leadership play in digital transformation?

-Is new technology perceived as too risky? How can we overcome this barrier?

-How will our workplaces need to change in response to developments in tech?

-Is there a danger of a "digital brain drain" if non-profits cannot offer appealing opportunities for tech-savvy young professionals?

-Can new technologies benefit small organisations as well as larger ones?

-What role can charities play in the design of new technology to ensure it is human-centred?

-Should charities be concerned about the mental health and social impacts of social media and other tech tools?

-Can charities play a wider role in addressing the negative impact of technology?

-Why should the non-profit world wake up to AI?


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