A new policy report for the CCN+ outlines a set of recommendations to address the need for comprehensive Government policy relating to digital transformations for small, non-profit organisations. The report, authored by Dr Àgnes Gulyàs (Canterbury Christ Church University) is the result of a seed project and follow-on study funded by the CCN+. Support initiatives for small non-profit organisations are limited in number and do not address inequalities in the sector. In response, the report puts forward the following recommendations:
- There is a need to develop comprehensive policies towards small non-profit organisations, that address matters around digital transformation;
- To be effective, support initiatives need to be coordinated and targeted where most needed;
- Given the nature and affordances of social media, small non-profit organisations would benefit from learning and sharing from each other more. Policy should encourage cross-sector initiatives in relation to social media adoption;
- Policy needs to ensure that digital technologies do not reinforce inequalities in the sector, for example through targeted support.