Wednesday, September 15th, 2010
Australian nonprofit Connecting Up Australia (CUA - has announced a mutual scholarship program for charities and nonprofits, in partnership with US nonprofit, NTEN (the Nonprofit Technology Network -

The scholarships will cover virtually the full costs for two Australian charity representatives to travel to the US for NTEN’s annual Nonprofit Technology Conference in Washington DC in March 2011.

NTEN will provide similar scholarships for two US charities to attend CUA’s Connecting Up conference in Melbourne in June 2011. The scholarships will include return economy class airfares from the scholarship holder’s nearest major city in their home country to the conference venue, full conference registration, and a contribution of the equivalent of US$500 towards accommodation and meals (a contribution of up to A$3,000 per delegate).

Connecting Up Australia CEO Doug Jacquier, in announcing the scholarships, said, “This is an outstanding example of cross-Pacific cooperation between the leading technology-focused nonprofits in their respective countries. Holly Ross, the CEO of NTEN, and I are delighted we’ve been able to put this scholarship program together and we invite further contributions from companies and other donors so we can expand the program even further.”

Mr Jacquier said that his own organisation had benefited enormously from the knowledge they had gained from overseas colleagues and the cooperative relationships that have developed, especially the DonorTec ( donation program linkage with US nonprofit TechSoup Global.

Full details and a downloadable application form are available on CUA’s site at or email [email protected]

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Connecting Up Australia

Connecting Up Australia is a nonprofit organisation focused on capacity development for the nonprofit sector. Connecting Up operates the DonorTec ( and TechSoup New Zealand ( ) technology donation channel to Australian and New Zealand nonprofits, which in the past two years has delivered over $80m in technology savings to Australian charities and nonprofits. Connecting Up also conducts the national conference series on ICT in the nonprofit sector Connecting Up ( ) and the annual Australian Community Technology Awards.
Doug Jacquier, CEO, Connecting Up Australia
P: (08) 8212 8555
M: 0408 955 541


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