We're excited to have three fantastic keynote speakers for Connecting Up 2013.
Brad Howarth is a freelance journalist, author and speaker with more than 15 years professional experience, including roles as marketing editor and technology editor at the Australian weekly business magazine BRW, and as a technology writer for the national newspaper The Australian.
Brad is also author of ‘A Faster Future – The future of broadband: what it means for business, society and you’. A Faster Future is an investigation of the future of broadband applications and services and the impact these will have on business, society and individuals.
Brad's wealth of knowledge around emerging tech trends will be a welcome addition to Connecting Up 2013 and we look forward to hearing from him.
*Brad Howarth appears by arrangement with Saxton Speakers Bureau.
Be networked, use measurement and make sense of your data
Not-for-profits are taking advantage of social media’s ability to facilitate and expand their impact by combining an organisational strategy with their professional online networks to connect, build relationships and establish trust and thought leadership. This way of operating goes beyond simply using tools like Facebook or Twitter and requires a networked mindset where openness and being ‘data-informed’ are essential. This interactive presentation will explore how not-for-profit leaders can improve their organisation’s social media use and embrace best practices of a networked not-for-profit, including measurement and learning, and avoiding some of the pitfalls and challenges.
Beth is the author of ‘Beth’s Blog: How nonprofits can use social media’, one of the longest running and most popular blogs for not-for-profits. She’s been working in the not-for-profit sector for over 33 years in technology, social media, training, capacity building, evaluation, fundraising and marketing. She is the author of several books and frequent contributor to many not-for-profit technology websites, blogs and magazines. She is also an internationally-recognised trainer who has trained not-for-profits in all seven continents.
The whole world in your hand: Embracing the mobile revolution
The mobile revolution is changing the way organisations work and interact with their audience. It adds another channel to the multi-channel world where our not-for-profits exist. This creates opportunities and changes the ways we can communicate, market, fundraise and provide services. This presentation will look at the range of effects that mobile connectivity has on the not-for-profit sector and examples of how organisations from Australia and abroad are learning about using mobile. It will also provide guidelines for approaching the integration of this global trend into your work.
John is the Educational Program Manager at NTEN and a not-for-profit technology educator and strategist helping not-for-profits for over 20 years. He provides advice, educate and write about the effective use of technology in not-for-profit organisations.