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Create, Curate & Connect Online: On Content and Community at CU12

Last week, Connecting Up staged its 8th annual conference for the not-for-profit sector in Australia (#CU12). This year, the conference has officially branched out from being primarily a technology conference, adding the streams social media and web, as well as marketing and communications.

Connecting Up Conference Presentation on Social Media, Content and Community

Content and Community in the Social Web: A CU12 Presentation

Now, other than being one of the three committee members of the conference, I also facilitated a couple of the breakout sessions, helped out during the networking session, and presented during one of the social media power sessions with my colleague, Ben Teoh.

It was a totally new talk that I put together exclusively for the Connecting Up 2012 delegates. Last year, when I did one of the keynotes, I focused on the state of social media as it was being used in Australia and the not-for-profit sector. This year, I wanted to focus more on answering the question that I seem to be getting a lot nowadays: “We know that social media can play a vital role in not-for-profit organisations, so what’s next? How can we take this further?”

Also, as part of the conference committee, I knew that I wanted the following topics to be covered in the social media/web stream:

  • Strategy and Policies
  • Research/Best Practice/Case Studies
  • Content and Community
  • Metrics/Measurement

So, the committee used these topics as a guide on which presenters we would like to have in our conference this year. With most of the submissions covering the other topics, I ended up with the topics I really love: Content and Community.

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International Nonprofits: Challenges and Resources

In 2011, I conducted the International Nonprofit Organisations Affinity Group at the 2011 Nonprofit Technology Conference in Washington, DC (Mar 2011). For my first #11NTC, I was genuinely interested in finding out what many NFPs wanted to learn about. That time, the 80+ attendees wanted to talk about managing virtual teams, cultural adaptation, translation issues, developing global partnerships, scalability, and managing issues-based causes (e.g., crisis management in different countries).

This year, when I was invited to do the International Nonprofit Organisations “Birds of a Feather” networking session at the 2012 Nonprofit Technology Conference in San Francisco, California (Apr 2012), I wanted to see if the same issues would arise during our group discussions. The 50+ attendees this year discussed the following topics:

  • Culture & Technology / Global Fundraising / Transparency & Open Data
  • Platforms for Communication
  • Impact Measurement
  • Global Advocacy

Even though there were less participants this year, there were actually a few more discussions that led to fruitful sharing between the delegates. The notes from the discussion groups may be found in this #12NTCIntNPO document.

Some of the main takeaways from the International Nonprofit discussions include:

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