Happy 2013 from Connecting Up!

2013 is here and it looks like it’s going to be a big year for many in the not-for-profit sector.

Happy new year from Connecting Up

With the ACNC continuing their public consultation and community presentations, along with the first stage of the NDIS rolling out in July, we’re sure to see a number of significant changes happening this year.

At Connecting Up, we’re looking forward to what this year brings and finding more opportunities to support you – our fellow not-for-profits – over the next 12 months.

Here’s a quick look at some of the things we already have planned:

Early bird for Connecting Up 2013Connecting Up Conference 2013 – Get in early

This year we’re looking forward to another big annual conference. With three fantastic keynote speakers lined up – Beth Kanter, John Kenyon and Brad Howarth – and over 30 local break-out session speakers, we’re sure it will be an exciting event in the Gold Coast.

Early bird registrations are open until March 31. Not only will you be able to save on full priced registrations, you will also go in the draw to win a prize worth $500 including: 2 nights' accommodation in a premium suite with daily buffet breakfast at Hotel Grand Chancellor Surfers Paradise and a double pass to the Australian Outback Spectacular show.

Digital Storytelling Competition

This year we will be giving you the chance to learn more about digital storytelling and also put your skills to work to showcase the work your not-for-profit is doing – and win prizes!

We’ve already seen not-for-profits using their donated Flip cameras to good use. Here are a few articles our intern, Marie Carbone put together based on work they have done.

Donations and Discounts program

Late last year, we farewelled the ‘DonoTec’ name and announced the name change to Connecting Up’s Donations and Discounts Programs. We’ll be continuing to add more partners to these programs and also the latest products including the anticipated Microsoft Office 2013 suite.

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What are you up to this year?

Is your organisation planning something new this year? Let us know with a comment below!