Welcome to the Third Sector Lab blog, where you can find out about our past and present projects, experiences and ideas. Here at Third Sector Lab we believe in making digital more accessible for all. Read on for top training tips, helpful guides, and more!

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United Voices Network members stand together, smiling

October 4 2023

Partnering with United Voices Network to Promote Anti-Racist Youth Work

Third Sector Lab Director, Ross McCulloch, is handing over his twitter account to United Voices Network this Black History Month.

Apr 11 2023

Why Starting a New Job is Like Swimming – Weeknotes from Robyn Barclay, Third Sector Lab

New Communication Content and Marketing Executive Robyn Barclay describes her first week at Third Sector Lab.

Aug 17 2022

Next Steps for Digital Trustee Recruitment: An Applicant’s Guide

Volunteering as a trustee for a charity board can provide many benefits, but finding the right board to join can be challenging. Third Sector Lab offers Digital Trustee matchmaking and information sessions. Read more here.

Aug 1 2022

Next Steps for Digital Trustee Recruitment: An Organisation’s Guide

Third Sector Lab has created a guide for third sector organisations on recruiting digital trustees. The guide covers the recruitment process, including writing a job description, publishing a vacancy, and interviewing and onboarding candidates. The guide emphasises the importance of knowing what kind of digital trustee an organisation needs and ensuring the recruitment process is inclusive.

Jun 8 2021

Digital Potential Wales – Weeknotes from Rebecca, Empowering People’s Project

Rebecca from Empowering People's Project reflects on her experience with the Digital Potential course, which has sparked ideas about their digital strategy and the importance of user research and automation.

Jun 8 2021

Digital Potential Wales – Weeknotes from Becky Lythgoe, Greenstream Flooring CIC

Becky Lythgoe has had a productive week of learning and reflection on the Digital Potential course. The importance of taking a planned approach has resonated with her, and she looks forward to continuing to uncover deeper issues and make meaningful progress with her team.

Aug 24 2020


Over the last few weeks, Third Sector Lab have been delighted to work with Nominet to create their brand new interactive platform REBOOT. REBOOT was launched on 18 August 2020 to help community organisations and schools provide digital access to vulnerable groups – a cause close to our hearts – by accessing and repurposing unused…

Nov 5 2014

What do you wish you’d known when you started blogging? Tips from @mindwaves1

Third Sector Lab's Rosie Hope McIntosh led a workshop on blogging at Glasgow Women's Library for Mind Waves. The presentation was based on top tips from novice bloggers, sourced from Mind Waves Community Correspondents who have mental health experience. Check out their tips and add your own!

Nov 3 2014

Suicide alert app #samaritansradar – innovative and practical use of technology

The Samaritans have launched a new app called Radar which notifies you when someone you follow on Twitter tweets statements that could suggest they are suicidal. It's a clever use of technology that puts the power to address suicidal thoughts in the hands of individuals and networks. If you're worried about someone, contact Samaritans or Breathing Space.
Ebola treatment tent in Liberia with Carebnb

Oct 29 2014

Carebnb – 4 lessons learned from the Airbnb ebola spoof

In a very strange move this is my second blog post in as many days about a non-profit spoof Airbnb website. My post yesterday looked at lessons learned from Barnardo’s interesting #Carebandb campaign. Their campaign highlights the often squalid living conditions many care leavers face. One of my major concerns with the campaign was the fact…