Matt Saunders

Digital transformation coaching for forward-thinking charities

Feel like your non-profit is stuck in the past? Get right up to speed with my digital development programme for small charities.

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Let's look to the future

If you feel like your charity lags behind when it comes to technology, you're not alone. In fact, only 56% of charities possess the skills required to truly take advantage of digital technology. To exacerbate matters, the same data shows that almost half of charity leaders do not see digital as relevant to their organisation.

Though this might appear shocking given how deeply embedded technology is in our daily lives, this data highlights an amazing opportunity for progressive charities to pull ahead in the areas they work.

My digital development programme is designed to give digitally-curious charities the opportunity to make technology finally work for them.

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Do these sound familiar?

  • You're not sure if digital is worth the investment.
  • You feel that your charity lacks clear digital direction.
  • Your digital leadership could be improved.
  • You have some great ideas but struggle with execution.
  • You've tried and failed in the past.
  • You simply don't know where to begin.

Things can be better

It can be hard to know where to start. The digital landscape is always shifting, and even those who work in technology can sometimes feel lost. The good news is that with a bit of guidance and by learning some key principles, you and your team can be fully equipped to finally tame digital.

My digital development programme for small charities goes back to basics. We'll examine your purpose and values, press on the problems you've faced with digital tech and build up an action plan that you can take forward into the future.

Start your transformation

Your learning outcomes

  • Clarify your charity's vision and purpose
  • Uncover digital growth opportunities
  • Develop knowledge and confidence
  • Have your questions answered
  • Get a personalised action plan

About the programme

  • Especially designed for charities
  • Three intensive 2-hour group workshops
  • Email support for 3 months

How to get started

Simply complete the form to book your place on the coaching programme. The fee is £1,497+VAT and is paid up-front. I will come back to you with some assessment questions and to arrange a date for your first session. If you have questions beforehand see here or feel free to contact me.

Matt's easy-going and nuanced coaching style, combined with sector experience and digital expertise helped deliver genuine insight.

Luke Martin, Digital Marketing Manager

Frequently asked questions

What does charity coaching involve?

I have worked with dozens of small charities on various digital projects and have gleaned a great insight into their common challenges, as well as help them to overcome many. The coaching programme is 75% course materials, covering everything from the basics to more intermediate subjects, and 25% tailored to your specific needs. You can expect three sessions lasting at least 2 hours. These sessions will be delivered via Zoom and involve your key team members. The culmination of these sessions will be a takeaway action plan that you can put into practice to accelerate your charity's digital activities. To help and support with implementation, I make myself available to you over email for 3 months.

How much does the digital transformation programme cost?

The fee is a fixed sum of £1,497+VAT, payable up-front. Once you have booked your place using the form on this page, I will be in touch to ask you a few discovery questions. You may change your mind any time prior to our first coaching session, at which point you will be entitled to a full refund.

How many people can participate?

This is a group coaching programme. The ideal environment will consist of 3-6 individuals. You might want to involve the CEO, the comms manager, a fundraiser, a trustee, or any other digitally-invested stakeholder.

How might we use your email support?

The charity coaching programme is designed to transform the way you do digital and give you the tools and confidence that will last a lifetime. But the good stuff doesn't happen over night. You can lean on me for ongoing support, all covered by the coaching fee. I can advise on software tools, suppliers, internal processes, marketing decisions and act as a reflective voice when you're racked by indecision.

A little bit about me

For several years ran I web design company called Charity Box. My intention from day one was to not only provide cost-effective web design services for small (<£1m/yr) charities, but to help up-skill them along the way. I could see so much opportunity, but many providers in the digital space cared more about delivering a service than transformation. Since working with charities I am very proud to make the following claims:

  • I've helped small charities raise £250k+ online.
  • I've published a book to teach digital literacy to charities.
  • I've worked with dozens of happy customers.

My focus is to dramatically upskill the UK's third sector to put our small charities in the digital driving seat. Are you in?

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Matt Saunders

Who I've worked with

Women's Aid logo Muslim Youth Helpline UK Fundraising logo Mind charity logo Yorkshire Cancer Research logo

Expect a masterclass

The digital development programme is a transformative programme for charities who know they can do better digitally, but aren't sure how. The programme will cover marketing topics such as SEO, social media and Google Ads, as well as tackle operational challenges such as CRM, automation and comms strategy.

For a sample of how I work, check out this charity training webinar on SEO.

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