NFP Digital-Ready Kit
18 September 2014 at 10:00 am
The Australian Communications Consumer Action Network has launched a Digital Ready Digital Business Kit and website targeted at Not for Profit organisations in the Arts, Recreation and Education services sector.
The kit will enable organisations to take advantage of the opportunities of fast broadband and information technology.
The kit was launched by Peter Strong, Executive Director, Council of Small Business of Australia (COSBOA) at the 2014 ACCAN National Conference.
“Digital Ready gives step by step assistance to build the necessary skills to engage effectively with the digital economy,” Strong said.
“Over six modules, it covers a range of topics including: getting connected to fast broadband, determining an online strategy, using social media, the cloud, online registration, eCommerce and telework.”
“The Digital Business Kit is a practical and powerful way to increase the services and outreach we offer our small business and Not for Profit membership, as well as the broader community,” ACCAN CEO Teresa Corbin said.
“The team has researched the sector thoroughly to target the kit appropriately and we’re really excited about the opportunities we’re able to offer through Digital Ready.
“The kit is free for anyone to access and is available now. Organisations can access it through our DigitalReady.org.au website and can complete the modules at their own pace. The kit ties into the theme of our conference this year,Connecting Today’s Consumer. It will encourage small businesses to become connected and take advantage of the digital economy,” she said.
The Digital Ready kit is the result of a grant awarded to ACCAN by the Department of Communications last year.
The 2014 ACCAN National Conference was the organisation’s fifth to date with this year’s event focused on Connecting Today’s Consumer .
The opening keynote at the conference was delivered by renowned futurist and author, Gerd Leonhard. During his presentation Leonard covered a range of topics including privacy, Big Data, copyright and artificial intelligence. The presentation provided Gerd’s forward thinking views on the future of connectivity and consumer rights.
“In the future everyone will need easy access to fast digital networks, but defining a balanced, healthy, human and sustainable way of ‘being connected’ will be a challenge,” Leonard said.
“Digital transformation is no longer just something that music, film/TV and publishing companies have to think about. Every sector of society will be affected by exponentially increasing digital connectivity, rapid automation and its consequences on jobs and work.”
Based in Basel, Switzerland, Leonard is a leading commentator on topics including big data and privacy, digitally native business models, the networked society, social media, social business, mobile strategies, innovation, consumer trends, copyright and IP issues.