John Fitzgerald


John Fitzgerald is Digital Evolution Manager at SCVO. He helps voluntary sector organisations of all sizes make the most of digital to enhance their effectiveness. He looks after an ecosystem of digital support for Scottish charities: self-assessment, one-to-one support, specialist training, signposting and strategy shaping. Outside SCVO, John is a trustee and Vice Chair of the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust, a Quaker trust which supports people who address the root causes of conflict and injustice. JRCT grants around £10m per year to about 100 organisations.

13:35 - 14:35

Monday 10 May

Data and the board: challenges and opportunities of driving data transformation as a charity trustee

Having data-confident trustees can be so pivotal in making data a part of decision-making, particularly for smaller charities. Yet this skill set is rarely prioritised in trustee recruitment. This session will look at these questions:

  • What are some of the challenges to successful data-savvy trusteeships?
  • What are some of the top tips for trustees who want to lead data transformation?
  • How can I get a trustee with expertise in data?

If you are interested in super-charging your board with data skills, this session is  for you.