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Google to hold free events for charities going digital

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This October and November, Google will run a series of free events in Birmingham and Leeds to help charities get the most out of digital tools.

The events will include networking opportunities with local charity peers, one-to-one advice from Google experts on a range of online issues, as well as charity-specific talks on online storytelling and building communities effectively on social media.

The events will be run with Technology Trust and Media Trust as part of their joint Grow Your Charity Online initiative, which has been giving free guidance to charities on digital tools since 2012. So far they have hosted events in Edinburgh, Newcastle, Bristol and most recently held one at the Library of Birmingham, at which feedback included:

“Everything was really easy to understand and made me want to do more!”

“I learnt so much in just a few hours.”

“Very good, simple and practical advice given. Well demonstrated, evidenced and clearly presented.”

“The speakers were excellent and had my attention from start to finish. The 1:1 afterwards was really helpful too. Thank you.”

There will be two events at Leeds Dock and two further events at the Library of Birmingham. Each event runs from 10am to 2pm and lunch is included. They’ll take place on the following dates:

Leeds Dock:

The Library of Birmingham:

The topics covered will be the same at the events, so you can choose which one suits you best. Each charity can bring up to three staff or volunteers, and spaces are only available to charities, not companies.

Visit the Grow Your Charity Online website for more information, and to register at one of the events.

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