Kate vanderVoort - Round 1, 2018 Champions

Creating connected communities

Kate vanderVoort is passionate about connecting people, organisations and ideas through online communities.

Kate helps small businesses and not-for-profit organisations find effective ways to connect people to the things they care about. Kate works with a wide cross-section of groups and networks, helping them to stay up-to-date with the rapidly changing digital technology industry.

Kate lends her skills and experience to the development of digital adoption in the Moreton Bay region through her involvement with the Moreton Technology Alliance.

Kate also volunteers with Samford Commons – a local community project creating a sustainable arts, education and farming precinct in Samford, just outside Brisbane. She has established a vibrant online community as part of this neighbourhood venture, engaging locals in the project.

In the last year she has been working to establish an online community network for the emerging suburb of Yarrabilba near Logan.

Kate was first recognised as a Community Digital Champion in 2016. As a continuing champion, her focus will remain on helping her community go digital by:

  • assisting local people and businesses to connect and collaborate via social media, creating a sense of shared community
  • teaching businesses and not-for-profit organisations how to take advantage of social media as a powerful tool for marketing, customer service, digital storytelling, fundraising and community engagement through a series of workshops and webinars
  • encouraging and facilitating collaboration amongst technology providers across her region.


Kate is nominated by: Samford Commons Ltd

Creating connected communities

Kate vanderVoort is passionate about connecting people, organisations and ideas through online communities.

Kate helps small businesses and not-for-profit organisations find effective ways to connect people to the things they care about. Kate works with a wide cross-section of groups and networks, helping them to stay up-to-date with the rapidly changing digital technology industry.

Kate lends her skills and experience to the development of digital adoption in the Moreton Bay region through her involvement with the Moreton Technology Alliance.

Kate also volunteers with Samford Commons – a local community project creating a sustainable arts, education and farming precinct in Samford, just outside Brisbane. She has established a vibrant online community as part of this neighbourhood venture, engaging locals in the project.

In the last year she has been working to establish an online community network for the emerging suburb of Yarrabilba near Logan.

Kate was first recognised as a Community Digital Champion in 2016. As a continuing champion, her focus will remain on helping her community go digital by:

  • assisting local people and businesses to connect and collaborate via social media, creating a sense of shared community
  • teaching businesses and not-for-profit organisations how to take advantage of social media as a powerful tool for marketing, customer service, digital storytelling, fundraising and community engagement through a series of workshops and webinars
  • encouraging and facilitating collaboration amongst technology providers across her region.


Kate is nominated by: Samford Commons Ltd