About Dovetail

Mission & background

Our mission is to help all non-profits find their perfect digital partner.

Dovetail aims to create brilliant fit between non-profits and digital partners. We believe that by providing standardised, useful information, charities will make a better decision about who to work with, leading to greater impact.

Dovetail was first developed at CAST, as a result of a research project exploring charity and agency relationships. We heard that an elusive quality described as ‘fit’ is key.

Leadership & governance

Noam leads Dovetail development. Dovetail is governed and funded by Catalyst.

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Noam Sohachevsky

Founder, Maker and Connector at Dovetail

Noam has over 20 years experience of designing and building digital products. Noam set up Dovetail with the purpose of helping charities find their perfect digital partner.

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Realising a digitally enabled and resilient social sector

Catalyst is testing a model of self-managing circles, based on sociocracy. Dovetail sits in the Support & Training circle. This circle meets once a month to share and connect. The Support & Training circle aims to embeds digital practices across charities.

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Advisory group

The advisory group has been set up to help shape and interrogate Dovetail’s strategy.

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Alice Kershaw

Head of Digital Transformation at The Wildlife Trusts

Alice supports The Wildlife Trusts federation of charities with their digital needs. Alice spent 9 years at the National Lottery Heritage Fund and is passionate about helping charities to take advantage of digital.

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Bertie Bosrédon

International Digital Consultant for NGOs

Bertie helps charities with digital, culture, training, fundraising and governance. Bertie is passionate about open source and believes Dovetail can help charities be more autonomous.

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George Matson-Phippard

Head of Digital, Data and Design at Rape Crisis

George has worked in charity digital for over 10 years. George believes a good charity website can be life-changing for a service user.

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To collectively realise a digitally enabled and resilient social sector.


Develop an ecosystem of social sector actors creating digital networks, infrastructure and practice to drive systemic and societal change.

Visit the Catalyst website


If you have questions or feedback, please email noam@dovetail.network.