Develop an IT plan for your non-profit

12th May 2016
This workshop will help your organisation develop an IT plan, increase your digital capability and sustain your operations.
Non-profits that use technology effectively can:

  •          Maximise the time that staff dedicate to clients rather than paperwork
  •          Understand impact of their services on their clients and the communities they work with
  •          Ensure their sustained operations with strong fundraising and staff/volunteer recruitment

Infoxchange, ACOSS, NCOSS and TRI Community Exchange have partnered to present this workshop to support NSW community service organisations to develop an IT plan, develop their Digital Capability and sustain their operations.

What workshop attendees will get from this workshop:

  •          An understanding of their technology strengths and opportunities for improvement
  •          Tricks other non-profits use to reduce cost and improve staff satisfaction
  •          The key elements of their organisation’s IT improvement plan.

Prior to the workshop, all participants must complete an online self-assessment which will help them understand the strengths and weaknesses of their organisation’s technology environment – and the areas they should potentially focus their technology improvement efforts.

In the workshop we will cover the following topics

  • Technology in the NFP sector – how do you compare to others?
  • Emerging trends – Cloud, Big data, BYOD. So what?
  • Getting off the NFP technology roller-coaster ‘wild ride’
  • Non-profit Cloud services vs. local infrastructure – What can reduce my costs & let me sleep at night?
  • Digital marketing & social media – should I bother?
  • Case management & CRM systems – what are they, how do I move forward?
  • Bringing it all together & developing your IT plan.

This workshop is non-technical in nature and has been designed for the person in your organisation that is responsible for managing technology but who may not have any formal IT expertise. While intended for organisations with less than 120 staff, many organisations with hundreds of staff have also found it highly valuable.

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Mastering IT – on a shoestring

April 18th, 2016

 

There are many ways community organisations can use IT to strengthen operations, cut costs and promote programs: so much so that at times the options can be overwhelming.

Mastering IT – on a shoestring can help. This low-cost workshop will help you understand the range of IT options at your disposal, and how to use them cheaply, simply and in ways that will improve your organisation’s efficiency and effectiveness. The key focus of the workshop is developing elements of an IT improvement plan specifically for your organisation – you will leave the workshop with the key elements of an IT improvement plan for your organisation.

The one day workshop will cover:

  • Technology in the NFP sector – how do you compare to others
  •  Emerging trends – Cloud, Big data, BYOD
  • Getting off the technology rollercoaster ‘wild ride’
  • Non-profit Cloud services vs local infrastructure; what can reduce my costs and let me sleep at night?
  • Digital marketing and social media – should I bother?
  • Case management and CRM systems – what are they, how do I move forward?
  • Bringing it all together and developing your IT plan

Cost:   

  • $25 + booking fee (VCOSS members)
  • $50 + booking fee (non-members)

Lunch and afternoon tea provided. Registrations close Sunday 10 April, 2016.

This workshop is non-technical in nature and is based on free resources available via improveit.org. Delivered by Infoxchange, Mastering IT – on a shoestring is made possible by the Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS),  Microsoft NZConnecting Up,  TechSoup NZ, the Australian Department of Communications, the Victorian Department of Human Services and the New Zealand Ministry of Social Development. Register today!

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Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse

The Royal Commission into Institutional Reponses to Child Sexual Abuse is looking into the advocacy and support and therapeutic treatment needs of adult and child survivors of institutional child sexual abuse. In both public hearings and private sessions, the Commission has heard about a range of difficulties victims and survivors face when seeking support and therapeutic treatment.

Advocacy and support and therapeutic treatment includes a range of services victims and survivors need to address the impact of child sexual abuse and trauma, to help them heal and lead a fulfilling and meaningful life.

It is important for the Commission to hear what services victims and survivors need, what was useful to help them survive the abuse and how service can better support survivors. Survivors, victims and service providers, are encouraged to have their say.

There are different ways you can respond including online submissions and email.

Final recommendations on advocacy and support and therapeutic services will be contained in the Royal Commission’s final report in 2017.

For more information go to www.childabuseroyalcommission.gov.au; email advocacyandsupport@childabuseroyalcommission.gov.au

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