Digital leadership training programme

Monday 7 November 2022 to Sunday 30 April 2023

Digital leadership training programme


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Digital leadership describes the strategic use of an organisation's digital assets to achieve its goals. The UICC's Digital leadership programme aims to build the digital capacity of UICC members, so that in turn they are able to become expert digital storytellers, grow their audiences and raise more funds through effective digital campaigns.

Delivered by Lightful, a technology company powering social change through smart software, tailor-made technology and digital skills training, the initiative will see a cohort of around 20 UICC members taking part in Lightful's BRIDGE (Building Resilience In Digital Growth and Engagement), a six-months training programme designed to equip small and medium-sized nonprofits with the digital competence and confidence to become more resilient and deliver greater impact.

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"BRIDGE has really helped me develop the skills I need to create engaging content, specifically focusing on fundraising” - BRIDGE programme's participant, 2021



Start: November 2022 Duration: 6 months 

Learning journey: one-to-one sessions, live digital drop-ins and master classes, self-paced e-learning

Delivery mode: virtual | Time-commitment: ideally participants should spend a minimum of two hours a week to gain the most out of the programme

Class-size: a cohort of around 20 UICC member organisations, each allowed to enrol up to ten staff 

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Who is this for?

The BRIDGE curriculum has supported a wide range of nonprofits of different sizes and cause areas, but those that have had transformational results tend to be small to medium-sized and early in their digital journey, with some experience. The most successful participants share the following characteristics:

Organisational size:

  • 1-20 full-time employees
  • Less than USD5 million annual income 
  • 2+ staff members (or volunteers) available to engage in the programme and attend 1-2 live sessions a month plus online training


  • At least 2 organisational social media profiles (e.g. a Facebook Page and a Twitter feed) 
  • A basic digital plan in place
  • Experience or desire to raise funds online


  • Curriculum is delivered in English
  • Access to the internet and Zoom

Please read the BRIDGE's overview and FAQ's to check if this is for you:


The BRIDGE curriculum is delivered through a variety of formats to accommodate different learning styles. In addition to live online master classes, one-to-one coaching and self-paced e-learning courses, it provides downloadable templates and interactive tools that help reinforce learning.

Each participating organisation is treated as unique with tailored learning journeys and support every step of the way, with 22+ hours of online learning materials and 16+ contact hours through one-to-ones, digital drop-ins and master classes.

The curriculum has been adapted specifically for UICC with the aim to help its members build confidence in areas such as digital strategy, storytelling and fundraising, with a focus on creating digital campaigns in the lead up to World Cancer Day in February (or to any other relevant milestone).

Check out the curriculum below:


Applications are now closed. 23 UICC member organisations from 15 countries have been selected to embark on the programme, which will culminate in April 2023.


This programme is supported by


Event Information

Capacity Building Team
Virtual -
UICC Member
This event is under the auspices of UICC
Last update: 
Friday 4 November 2022