Networking is a valuable activity for Australian charities and nonprofit organisations - allowing groups the opportunity to forge new relationships.
Keeping in contact with professional connections can be a useful tool for community enterprises of any size - giving them access to assets that would otherwise be beyond their reach.
As Connecting Up chief executive Doug Jacquier explained in his keynote address at the Connecting Up Conference 2012, Australian society could stand to benefit greatly from an increase in networking between these groups.
"Many organisations are not researched thoroughly enough during the planning stages and end up duplicating services … making alliances and mergers a good way to deliver better services to the community," said Mr Jacquier.
Networking sessions can be a valuable tool to many Australian charities, as they do not rely immediately on valuable resources in order to build sound professional relationships.
In turn, this allows community organisations to pool their assets with other nonprofit enterprises – as well as gaining access to additional marketing insights and promotional avenues that could otherwise be overlooked.
On top of this, many networking sessions held around the country attract the attention of professional services and commercial providers looking to deliver technology donations or discounted solutions to the charity sector.