More conversations and sharing in the charity sector can only be a good thing. That’s why we want to make it easier for people to connect with each other.
Anyone who works within a social or voluntary organisation and has an interest in digital.
This initiative was started by Nesta in 2012 – you can read more about it here.
We ask for data that will make Coffee Connections matches possible and to help us monitor impact:
We will only share your data with the people you are matched with, as part of an automated, random matching process.
We’ll keep your data as long as the Coffee Connections initiative is running, or until you choose to opt out. To opt out, get in touch with Tori Ellaway on email@example.com and we’ll delete your data.
We send out matches every 2 months. The matching process is automated and completely random, but we try to avoid matching you with anyone from your organisation or who you've previously matched with.
We’ll send you and your match an email introduction, then it’s over to you to arrange. During the pandemic, all meetings should take place online. We recommend a video call, but telephone works too if your internet connection isn’t great.
To make Coffee Connections a good experience for everyone involved, we ask that participants make every effort to chat with their matches at some point.
If you’ve been matched with the same person more than once, or you haven’t received a match in over 2 months, please let Tori Ellaway know on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Anything and everything! Here are some suggestions for questions to ask?
Get in touch with Tori Ellaway on email@example.com to ask a question or give very welcome feedback about Coffee Connections.