Posted on 18/03/11 by Ben Teoh
The news of the earthquake, tsunami, and now nuclear threat to Japan has shaken the world. Images and video footage from the unfolding tragedy paint a bleak picture for the people of Japan. For people in Australia and New Zealand, the news of yet another natural disaster added to the pain already being felt by their own share of recent flooding, cyclones and earthquakes.
While the disasters on our backdoors meant that we had various ways to give and support each other, supporting the Japanese is more difficult. Thankfully, however, the Assistant Treasurer announced earlier this week that the earthquake and tsunami in Japan are now recognised as a disaster for tax purposes.
Posted on 15/03/11 by Ben Teoh
Every month, we highlight a nonprofit who we have been working with through DonorTec and other programs.
Who or what is Uniting Church Child Care Association?
The Uniting Church Child Care Association (UCCCA) is a community-based service and non-profit organization which offers a fully modern, fully air-conditioned child care and family day care centre with age specific playgrounds. It offers the highest standard of accreditation and is run by dedicated, fully qualified staff.
Posted on 04/03/11 by Ben Teoh
On March 3rd, over forty people from around Adelaide gathered together to discuss how technology can be used for social good. The Inaugural Tech for Social Good Event in Adelaide, South Australia was held as part of the global NetSquared events, which are an initiative of TechSoup Global.
Guest speakers from the Women's and Children's Hospital Foundation and #Quiz4QLD presented compelling examples of how the rise in social media has the capacity to produces amazing results for social good. During the event, tweets were sent out via our @ConnectingUp account using the #Net2ADL hashtag. Participants also tweeted as the event progressed, drawing audiences from interstate and overseas.
Continue reading to find out more!
Posted on 07/02/11 by Shai
We're really excited to let you all know that delegate registration for the upcoming Connecting Up Conference (#CU11) in Melbourne is now open.
Posted on 18/01/11 by Shai
Over the last few weeks, news of the Queensland floods have moved a number of individuals and groups both in Australia and overseas. Many have decided to take part through sharing news via social media, and others have gotten involved through donating, fundraising, and/or volunteering through different organisations.
Posted on 16/01/11 by Shai
Welcome to another year of featured nonprofits here at Connecting Up Australia. Here, we highlight some of the nonprofit organisations that we work with through DonorTec and other programmes. For our first nonprofit in profile in 2011, we feature Leisure Networks.
Who or what is Leisure Networks?
Leisure Networks is a nonprofit organisation which focuses work to promote and strengthen community sport, recreation, and health opportunities for people of all abilities across the Barwon Region of Victoria. Its main focus is on supporting young people with disabilities. They also provide assistance to primary school-aged children from less advantaged backgrounds.
Posted on 11/01/11 by Shai
Happy new year, everyone! Yes, the whole team is now back in action after the holidays. And, we welcome 2011 with exciting news.
Posted on 15/12/10 by admin
As the year draws to a close, we find ourselves reminiscing about some of our memorable moments in our organisation.
Posted on 14/12/10 by admin
A few days ago, Radio National’s Life Matters program held a talk-back about Christmas gifts (What's in a gift?). This is something that we think about a lot at this time of year. But, the focus of this program was on unwanted gifts.
We get caught up with feelings of obligation to give gifts to family members and friends at Christmas time and often miss the mark. So, we end up giving things that are neither useful nor wanted. What a waste!
So, with that in mind, here are some suggestions for gifts that will not encumber recipients with useless clutter, will help people who really need it, and they can link you and your gift recipient with the wider world.
Posted on 13/12/10 by admin
So, you've already met two of our scholarship winners who are going to attend Nonprofit Technology Conference by NTEN. First, we introduced you to Erica. Then, we met Christopher. Now, please meet our third and final full scholarship winner who will be joining the Australian contingent* at NTC '11 in Washington DC in March 2011.
This time, please say hello to Sarah Pulis from Media Access Australia.