Wow! What an amazing experience Human IT had attending The Connecting Up Conference early May. We were able to share our sound industry knowledge, brainstorm new ideas and embrace new technology to help amazing not-for-profit organisations make a difference!
Rev Tim Costello is one of Australia’s best known community leaders and a sought after voice on social justice issues, leadership and ethics. For 13 years until October 2016, Tim was Chief Executive of World Vision Australia, placing the challenges of global poverty on the national agenda. In his current role as Chief Advocate, Tim continues to use his public profile to affect change.
Exploring the role of not-for-profits in a Digital World
Tim Costello, World Vision Australia
In a thought provoking key note Tim Costello explored the impact of digital technology on our communities, does it create greater isolation or connectedness? Acknowledging that digital technology creates a great number of benefits in connecting our global communities it has the potential to ‘disembody’ communication. He challenged the digital generation to ‘connect people with purpose’ and to foster empathy, trust, values and ethics in our digital connectedness.
Yvette Adams is a serial entrepreneur and a multi-award winning business woman including winning the ICT Woman of the Year at the iAwards in 2013 and the Commonwealth Bank Business Owner category at the Telstra Business Womens in Queensland in 2010. She has started six businesses, has sold two, acquired one, and currently runs three – The Creative Collective – a digital marketing agency specialising in social media; The Training Collective – a digital skills training organisation, and awardshub.com – an online portal which helps people find business awards to enter.
Rethinking marketing in the digital age
Yvette Adams, The Creative Collective
In a power packed hour Yvette shared how NFP organisations can create greater awareness and deeper engagement with their audiences through clever design , practical marketing campaigns, Search Engine Optimisation and using Social Media effectively. Yvette also shared a step-by-step guide to developing an effective digital marketing strategy and provided a list of fantastic digital tools to help us all save time and focus on doing what we do best.
Congratulations to the team at Connecting Up Inc. for a fantastic 2018 conference. Great line up of speakers, a wealth of information sharing with master classes and 1 on 1 mentoring, and absolutely wonderful to recognise those leading the way at the awards night – Well done!
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