T4G Day 1_Panel Discussion - Connecting Up by Doug Jacquier
Connecting UpDoug JacquierChief Executive Officer, Connecting Up
Unleashing the Power of Your Nonprofit Doug Jacquier, CEO, Connecting Up Inc.
Our Impact• Over 15,000 organisations in Australia and New Zealand have registered for our programs• Over 25,000 people are registered to received our communications• Over $150 million dollars worth of saving to the nonprofit sector• Now launched TechSoup Asia• Building technology capacity in the nonprofit sector globally in partnership with TechSoup Global, donors and discounters
CU Conference• Running since 2004 and growing each year, Australian and international presenters• Australia’s largest technology conference focused on the needs of the nonprofit and community sector• Format, key notes, tutorials, workshops and networking• Held in May each year
The Connecting Up website is where it all comestogether and were we look to engage withnonprofits more broadly.• Active blogs and sections on range of topics and issues facing the sector• Interactive Learning Centre, with how-to guides on hot topics• Community functions that allow like-minded nonprofit organisation to connect with each other and create active discussions.• Competitions and stories from organisations on the ground and the great work they do.
CU Directory•Australia’s largest directory of nonprofits and charities (over 50,000)•Building on our experience with directories (SAcommunity)•Interactive and designed to build community•Supported by donations program and a grant from Google US
What’s Next?• Communications and Marketing products and services• Events, workshops and webinars• Membership• Further research into the nonprofit sector• Continuing to build our networks globally and especially in the Asia-Pacific