Making a Difference in 2012

Happy new year! It's shaping up to be a busy one for us as we look at bringing some new things to the nonprofit sector here in Australia. Here's a quick look at what we're up to.

Events, workshops and roadshows

We've heard what you've been saying! Bringing you more workshops for nonprofits is high on our agenda and we are currently in the process of organising a number of workshops, webinars and roadshows. Last year "Mobile Apps for Nonprofits" was a popular topic, and we'd love to hear from you about what other topics you would be interested in. Contact us at and let us know what you would like to see featured.

Speaking of events, Connecting Up 2012 is just around the corner!

Connecting Up Conference 2012

This year's conference is themed "Unleashing the Power of Your Nonprofit." We already have a number of great speakers from overseas and we're currently on the hunt for speakers on topics which were highlighted at the end of last year's conference. Registrations are now open with a great earl-bird discount. Get in now and save on registration fees.

National Directory

The National Directory of nonprofit and charity organisations was launched late last year and in 2012 we'll be promoting it more to help organisations make the most of it. It's completely free to add your organisation to the existing list (over 60,000 organisations) and will be a great way to help people find out more about your organisation. You can add your organisation today.


2011 saw the DonorTec team introduce a number of new products such as refurbished laptops and desktops and a number of new partners on board (such as Calxa, D-Link and more). This year, the team have some great new products in the pipeline which will also be accompanied by some great educational resources through the Connecting Up Learning Centre and competitions. This means that your nonprofit will be able to access donated technology, learn how to use it and have a great incentive to put it into action. Stay tuned, we have something special planned in a couple of months!

Social Media in the Learning Centre

This year, we'll also be focussing on helping nonprofits make the most of social media. You'll find more articles in our Learning Centre which will introduce you to the basics and take you through to more advanced topics. We'll show you how to use different tools, and show you how to save time using them. You can get a headstart by checking out our Facebook 101 and Twitter 101 articles.

So, that's a quick look at what's on the plate for Connecting Up this year. What's happening in your nonprofit that you're excited about this year?