I recently had the pleasure of judging the new Refuel Digital Technology Award for the 2020 Jetpets Companion Animal Rescue Awards Ceremony held on 15 October. This Australian, not-for-profit technology award celebrates innovation in rescue, rehabilitation and rehoming of animals by rescue organisations.
Having participated in the awards since their inception, this year Refuel Creative decided to become more involved. We designed an award recognising Rescue Groups and Animal Shelters who use digital technology. It was a fascinating way to discover how different groups in the not-for-profit sector are using technology - and there were some great uses!
The whole judging panel was blown away with how advanced our finalists were, streamlining processes, fundraising systems improvements, and the various levels of automation achieved on limited budgets.
If you’re a business looking for low-cost solutions, there are some innovative uses of technology by volunteer-run, not-for-profit organisations that can give you ideas.
Sure, this might not be one of the most cutesy or heart-warming days of the year, but it’s definitely one of the important ones. Also called Cyber Security Day or Internet Security Day, every 30 November, the international community attempts to raise awareness about computer security issues.
So let’s dive into the matrix to look at what some of those protocols are, and what tools you can use to fend off cyber-attacks from malicious software and wealthy Nigerian princes.
With the COVID-19 pandemic causing major disruption to our lives, for many, our working lives also took a hit. Those of us fortunate enough to go about our daily business, it meant flexible working policies became the new way of life, at least for the foreseeable future. With this came new challenges and priorities.
Pandemic aside, the team at Refuel is always looking for ways to go paperless and support remote working. We believe it’s important to find ways to spend less time chasing financial documents and more time running our business.
Something often experienced by fast-growing companies is that they tend to need more and more marketing tools to execute different parts of their strategy. You end up with a CRM, email marketing, social media management, e-commerce, website management, design platforms; the list can be endless and very time-consuming and confusing. Sound familiar?
Having a business phone used to mean getting an IT professional to come out and install an expensive PBX system with a bunch of confusing buttons. There’s a huge capital expense to set it all up, upwards of $10,000 in most cases.
Ten years ago, the world was a different place. We were all watching prime time TV daily. Some of us were playing Angry Birds on our first-generation iPads and downloading Limewire music to our MP3 players.
The world has since gotten much more complicated. With the release of new devices, technologies, networks and products every year, it's hard to keep up!
Microsoft Office 365 is a very common IT platform in use with SMEs and not-for-profits. It’s a hosted, web based version of the traditional Microsoft Office tools, including email, calendars, file storage, groups, and more.
It’s no secret that at Refuel we love technology. Keeping our ear to the ground is what keeps us relevant and anyone who visits our Port Adelaide office will notice it’s full of gadgets, widgets and all kinds of electronic alchemy. Everyone here has their own go-to places to get the latest tech news & gossip so we put our heads together over coffee this morning to give you the top 5 that are trending in our office right now!
I've just spent a week in Boston at HubSpot's annual Inbound conference. Between a packed HubSpot Partner Day, and a rock star lineup of keynote speakers, HubSpot announced some amazing new offerings and features.
This October Refuel are sending Ryan & Jen to Darwin for our very first October Business Month events, supporting the Northern Territory business community. These events cover everything from IT, social media, systems processes, email marketing and more to help both not-for-profits and businesses level up their marketing. Book your tickets now, it's just be like having your own in-house digital marketing agency in Darwin.
These interactive events will provide you with tangible takeaways that you can put into practice in your organisation immediately, at any budget level, that will help you maximise your online presence and introduce automation into your organisation.
All of these are low cost, at a range of times to suit different schedules, and designed for a range of knowledge levels. We've tried hard to provide something for everyone.
Book now so you don't miss out!