awardsEntries are now being accepted for the 2018 Australian Not-For-Profit Technology Awards. The final date to submit your nonprofit’s entries is just a few weeks away and closes at 11:59 pm AEDT on December 22, 2017.

Why Innovative Technology is So Critical for Nonprofits

Technological innovations aren’t just changing the way individuals work in the for-profit sector. These improvements are making it increasingly easy for NFPs to get the word out about their cause and connect with volunteers, donors and other supporters. The impact of social media, for example, has gone a long way to make it less complicated for even very small nonprofits to expand their reach.

Another way that innovative technology is significantly improving the not-for-profit sector is in the area of gathering and applying big data. Data is critical to understanding your nonprofit’s impact in your community. Using data to drive your NFP’s decision making can help you to decrease bias, and, increase the transparency of your processes. It’s also especially beneficial in helping your organisation to identify bottlenecks and obstacles in your processes that slow things down and waste your precious resources.

These awards seek to call attention to just how important technology is for all nonprofits and the communities that they serve.

How is Your Nonprofit Using Tech?

How is your NFP using technology to make a difference in your service community? While the work that every single volunteer does is incredibly important, do you have a “tech superstar” that’s using technology to make a unique and meaningful contribution to advance your cause in your community? How does technology drive your social media campaigns and digital storytelling? What are you doing with technology that’s a little bit different than anyone else?

This event is a great way to offer more comprehensive public recognition to your volunteers and staff for all their efforts and hard work. The awards feature seven categories, so why not enter to have the chance of sharing your NFP’s story with the broader nonprofit community?

Celebrating Innovation

Additional information about the background of the awards, the specific awards categories, judging criteria, and other terms and conditions can be found at ConnectingUp.

The winners will be announced at the Australian Not-For-Profit Technology Awards Dinner, which will be held on Thursday, May 3, 2018, at the Hilton Hotel in Brisbane.

Don’t miss out on this wonderful opportunity to celebrate your organisation’s volunteers and their contribution to the greater charitable community!