Today's Date: Wednesday, May 22, 2013
IT planning, social media & new technologies - FREE online discussion forum for Community Sector Organisations
iTaNGO is helping community organisations to harness new technologies to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of direct service delivery.
Learn from what others are achieving to better understand your Information and Communication Technology (ICT) requirements.
See the iTaNGO Case Study Report here: iTaNGO_Report_2012.pdf
See the iTaNGO Case Study Presentation Speaker Slides here
No time? No money? The iTaNGO online network is free and now has over 400 members from all states in Australia – get them to help you, don’t re-invent the wheel!
Register FREE: http://cop.itango.infoxchange.net.au/register to participate - ask questions and share your experiences to learn more.
Need a starting point? The iTaNGO Knowledgebase now contains over 300 resources, including ICT policies, dynamic templates, guidelines and presentations for your use
What is ICT? Information and Communication Technology
What is iTaNGO? Information Technology awareness for Non-Government Organisations
iTaNGO is a project presented by the Victorian Department of Human Services, the Department of Planning and Community Development and designed and delivered by Infoxchange Australia to provide community sector organisations with the resources and support to get the most out of their information communication technology (ICT) setup.
Online networks have now been established called Communities of Practice (CoP) to help you collaborate and learn from others.
Here you can discuss problems, solutions and ideas with other people in the not-for-profit and community space.
There are eight CoPs created around the following domains:
1. Ask the Community
2. Social Media
3. Innovation and Excellence
4. ICT and Case Management
5. Knowledge Management
6. What’s new? What’s out there?
7. Becoming stable and secure
CoPs are organic groups who self-manage and drive their own learning through: interaction; action learning and research; collaborative projects and shared practice.
How do they work?
The key to successful CoPs is getting people participating, engaging and talking about the use of ICT within the context of the sector.
Each community of practice is different, by the very nature of the concept. They are designed to meet the needs of the members, by the members themselves. Some may be more an online community, developing their shared interest mainly through online discussion and learning. Others may be more focused on face-to-face meetings to share practice and address their goals.
Each CoP in the iTaNGO project will be supported with a technology platform that will allow all members to participate in online discussion. It will also enable the different iTaNGO CoPs to collaborate together if appropriate and increase the opportunity for learning within the sector.
Areas of focus within the domain of ICT are identified by the CoP members to be of interest to the group. The group then commits to engage in collective learning about the area. This can create a range of outcomes for the group.
Introduces collaborative processes to encourage the free flow of ideas and exchange of information
Captures and diffuses new knowledge and information
Connects people together
Explores new possibilities, solves challenging problems and creates opportunities
People with shared interest are able to collectively learn and address key issues within the ICT domain
Creates an environment of sharing practice, cross-pollination and enabling in the area of ICT across the sector
Provides opportunity for support for organisations in an area often seen as isolated, complex and difficult – ICT
For more information about the iTaNGO project, visit
Contact Name: iTaNGO
Contact Phone: 03 9418 7400 or 1300 306 645 (Cost of a local call, Australia wide)
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org