WHAT IS IT?
We believe in creating opportunities to level up both yourself and your groundup throughout your journey of doing good.
Groundup Connexion is a series of workshops that take place on a quarterly basis, designed to build the capabilities of groundup founders and core volunteers.
We invite experts within our community to share their knowledge, from domains ranging from fundraising to legal registration to succession planning. What's great about the whole experience is that you get to learn and grow whilst meeting like-minded individuals and fellow groundup leaders at the same time!
NEXT SESSION: TO BE ANNOUNCED
Watch this space for the next session!
GROUNDUP CONNEXION: STORYTELLING
In our first virtual session (thanks COVID-19), we invited The Hidden Good to share what it takes to tell a good story, their 5C story mountain framework, and some tips on social media usage!
GROUNDUP CONNEXION: LEGAL REGISTRATION
When's the right time to register your groundup and what entity types should you consider? That's what we set out to discover in this session hosted in collaboration with Law Society Pro Bono Services!
GROUNDUP CONNEXION: PDPA
Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) - that big acronym that affects everyone, groundups included. In this session, we explored the depths of PDPA and what to look out for when collecting data, be it from beneficiaries, event participants, volunteers and more!
GROUNDUP CONNEXION: LEGAL CONTRACTS
Can you as a groundup sign a contract with another party? What are the extent of your legal responsibilities? In our first session together with Law Society Pro Bono Services, we discussed the different scenarios in which legal knowledge comes into play.
GROUNDUP CONNEXION: REUNION LOUHEI!
Loosening it up as we invited the groundups and their volunteers to celebrate CNY together with us! This was a lesson in itself to remind ourselves to always show appreciation to our volunteers, and build lasting relationships with them.
GROUNDUP CONNEXION: PARTNERSHIPS
Often wonder how to form partnerships with others when you're just a small initiative? We heard from fellow groundup founders on how they managed to collaborate with different agencies, and then had a breakout session to piece together a journey map!
GROUNDUP CONNEXION: SUCCESSION PLANNING
Starting a groundup doesn't mean you have to run it forever! In this session, we heard from founders on how they successfully grew their initiative and developed the next generation of leaders!
GROUNDUP CONNEXION: VOLUNTEER MANAGEMENT
Volunteers - the amazing group of people that groundups are nothing without. We hung out with experienced volunteer management practitioners and picked up tips on how to keep volunteers engaged and motivated!
GROUNDUP CONNEXION: FUNDRAISING
What does a funder look out for in a grant application? How can you create a compelling crowdfunding campaign? These were some questions that we learnt insight to during this session! (And we subsequently learnt how to take better group photos too 😂)
GROUNDUP CONNEXION: ADVOCACY
Session one! We invited groundups to join us for the very first time to find out more about the advocacy journey of fellow groundups, and also some handy tips and tricks on how to better engage the media from a professional PR firm.