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Cancer Council rejoices over High Court ruling on plain packaging tobacco

Posted on 15/08/12 by Connecting Up N...
One Australian charity, the Cancer Council, has expressed happiness and relief at the news that the High Court has sided with health organisations and supported the plain packaging of cigarettes. From December 1 2012, all tobacco products will have to be free of branding, industry logos, colours and promotional text in order to be sold in Australia.

Are you wearing a beanie for Acquired Brain Injury Awareness Week?

Posted on 14/08/12 by Connecting Up N...
If you have seen a few more people wearing blue beanies over the past two days, then don't worry you're not missing out on some underground fashion trend - it's just Acquired Brain Injury Awareness Week! To raise money and awareness about brain injury, Synapse has organised a new campaign called BANGONABEANIE, hence why so many people are keeping their heads warm with these fluffy hats.

DONORTEC: Cisco, Kaspersky and Sophos add new products for not-for-profits

Posted on 13/08/12 by Ben Teoh
Looking for networking hardware or security software for your not-for-profit? New donations and discounts from Cisco, Kaspersky and Sophos for not-for-profits are here!

#npau tweetchat - being a responsible Facebook Page admin

Posted on 13/08/12 by Ben Teoh
It's happening. The law is starting to catch up with social media and we're seeing more cases of Facebook Pages becoming responsible for the content posted on their Timeline or comments made by others.

New Woolworths campaign hopes to raise thousands for children's hospitals

Posted on 13/08/12 by Connecting Up N...
Supermarkets have long been an ideal fundraising location for nonprofits and charity organisations. From hosting sausage sizzles near the car parks to selling merchandise by the front doors, any place near a shopping centre is bound to be inundated with people all day long. This may be one of the reasons behind why Woolworths has managed to raise a phenomenal $69 million for charities and community initiatives over the past 20 years.

Do all charity organisations need to register with the ACNC?

Posted on 13/08/12 by Connecting Up N...
As we slowly edge closer to October 1, the official opening of the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC), it seems that many organisations have lots of burgeoning questions for the Implementation Taskforce.

Australia's Biggest Morning Tea 2012 hits the $12 million mark

Posted on 10/08/12 by Connecting Up N...
It's always a bit nerve racking to see charity organisations set massive fundraising targets for themselves. However, more often than not aiming high pays off - charities seem to be able to bring in more and more donations every year. We saw this in May with the Mother's Day Classic, a charity event that broke all previous records by fundraising over $4 million.

Vic coalition announces funding for abused animals

Posted on 09/08/12 by Connecting Up N...
Charity organisations that work with abused and neglected animals in the state of Victoria may benefit from a new $1.6 million funding package announced by the coalition government today (August 9). Agriculture minister Peter Walsh said that this fund is delivering on an election promise that was made when the coalition was in opposition. During this time they committed to donate any fines, penalties or seizures from illegal puppy farms to animal welfare organisations.

Three days to go until City2Surf charity event

Posted on 08/08/12 by Connecting Up N...
The countdown is on until one of Sydney's biggest charity events unfolds, with just over three days to go until the annual City2Surf fun run begins on Sunday August 12. Organised by Fairfax Media and presented by Westpac, the fun run has been described by race director Fred Taylor as "an iconic Australian event that showcases the best that Sydney has to offer".

Is Facebook making people apathetic about donating to charity?

Posted on 07/08/12 by Connecting Up N...
Charity organisations and nonprofits are often being encouraged to jump on board the social media revolution, with sites such as Facebook and Twitter seen as cost-effective ways to connect with supporters and donors. Yet a recent study suggests that the popularity of these platforms could actually be making people lazy or apathetic when it comes to donating money to a good cause.

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