CAST is a charity which helps people
use digital for social good.
We're on a mission to...
We're here to help nonprofits and funders
How we help nonprofits
We help nonprofits realise the opportunities and implications of technology, so they can continue to champion and support the most vulnerable. We’ve helped hundreds of nonprofit leaders, frontline staff and trustees put digital at the heart of their service delivery, strategy and culture.
We work with funders
Trusts and foundations play a vital role in realising the potential of digital technology to improve lives. We work with them to build stronger tech for good programmes and support grantees with practical training in user-centred, digital service design.
Want to build #BetterDigitalServices?
These 10 design principles can help you develop more effective digital services. They've been created by and for the UK social sector, facilitated by CAST. The resource includes tips, tools, checklists and stories of leading nonprofits and grantmakers, to help social organisations 'build the right thing in the right way'.
Responding to the changing needs of communities
Digital technology can help revolutionise how we address complex social challenges. But to achieve this, the social sector must respond to the changing digital context, behaviours and expectations of those it seeks to support.
We are a trusted partner and adviser to the sector. Using a blend of research, systems and design-led approaches, we help build organisations, products, and services that are responsive and resilient to ongoing social, economic and technological change.
How we work
We are a networked organisation
CAST is a small core team with a big network across the UK. We draw in expertise as and when it’s needed, and work with amazing partners to achieve a greater impact.
We are a learning organisation
We practise what we preach. We continually assess and refine our own approaches, sharing our learnings and also building on the work of others.
We work with social sector organisations
We’re a charity ourselves, and we want to empower others with the skills and confidence to lead effective change in a digital world. So we design with, not for them.
What we believe
We’ve outlined six underlying conditions that can allow us to harness the transformative power of technology to drive positive social change. Six tenets for tech for good.
Our network of Supporters and Funders
We work with incredible, dedicated people in other support organisations. Here are just a few. Click on a circle and see what they have to say.