Why Tech Matters – Voluntary Sector Network Event – Tadworth, 26 September 2019

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Technology has the potential to transform the way we deliver services in the voluntary sector.  However, most voluntary staff are not tech “experts” and resources are tight; so it can sometimes be a challenge to embrace new technology and we can be left feeling like the proverbial dinosaur.

“Why Tech Matters” is a voluntary sector network event to help address this challenge.  The event will share ideas and experience of using technology for good; whilst keeping it real about the resources we have available.

It is aimed at all trustees, staff and volunteers within the local voluntary, community and faith sector.   You do not need to be an IT expert to attend!  A willingness to try new approaches is the only requirement.

Our inspiring speakers include:
Gordon Walker from the Charity IT Association CITA and
Ellie Hale from the Centre for Acceleration of Social Technology CAST
Plus: Local case studies: Stripey Stork and Citizens Advice Reigate & Banstead and local funder, Community Foundation for Surrey

The event will take place from 10am to 12.30pm on Thursday 26 September at St Mark’s Hall, Banstead.  There is no charge but please register in advance to assist with planning.

To register online please complete the form at the bottom of the page here or email info@varb.org.uk.

Please note this event will also be used as the formal AGM of Voluntary Action Reigate & Banstead where we will (briefly) present our annual report and accounts and elect new board trustees.  VARB trustees and staff will be available for questions during and after the event.