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Three weeks to go until the official opening of the ACNC

Posted on 10/09/12 by Connecting Up N...
The countdown is on until the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) officially opens for operation on October 1 2012. It looks like things are heating up over at the ACNC headquarters, with a note posted on the Taskforce Facebook page earlier today explaining that they may be a little quiet as they prepare for the opening.

Local History Grants Program looks to preserve stories and memories in Victoria

Posted on 10/09/12 by Connecting Up N...
In an age where email reigns and letter writing is becoming a lost-art form, it may be that we are more focused on the present moment and future possibilities than we are on the past. Yet the Victorian government wants to reassure people that it is doing what it can to preserve the state's stories, memories and histories.

Cancer Council's website gets a makeover

Posted on 07/09/12 by Connecting Up N...
The Cancer Council have just unveiled a brand new website, right in time for spring.  However, the charity organisation's fresh new look is not purely cosmetic - it has been designed with practicality and accessibility in mind.

Want to learn more about CRM for your not-for-profit?

Posted on 06/09/12 by Christine Halim
Constituent Relationship Management (CRM) is an important tool for not-for-profits to manage volunteers, donors, members, fundraising events and much more.

Australian charities welcome ABS statistical definition of homelessness

Posted on 06/09/12 by Connecting Up N...
Many charity organisations are concerned about the rising issue of homelessness in this country, but recent work from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) may help to combat the problem. Over the past few years, a team of researchers from the ABS have been working hard to try and come up with a statistical definition of homelessness.

ACNC assistant commissioner Murray Baird joins Twitter

Posted on 06/09/12 by Connecting Up N...
With only a few weeks to go until the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) opens its doors, it looks like the taskforce is doing all it can to spread the word far and wide. The ACNC Facebook page is regularly updated with links to helpful articles and information, but the commission is also making an impact on other social media sites, too.

Built from the Cloud up – Windows Server 2012 arrives for not-for-profits

Posted on 05/09/12 by Ben Teoh
Did you know that the number of digital devices users are expected to be using will double the world’s population by 2015? What’s more, the applications to drive the devices and the data they output all need to be managed in some way.

Adding a personal touch: ACNC services team to be 'human face' of commission

Posted on 05/09/12 by Connecting Up N...
With modern technology dominating today's world, sometimes it is easier to access a computer generated voice or an automatic email reply than it is to speak to a 'real' person. Yet the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) is taking steps to ensure that the department will not lack a personal touch.

Lifeline tackles taboo topic with Out of the Shadows campaign

Posted on 05/09/12 by Connecting Up N...
Not-for-profit organisation Lifeline is tackling the taboo topic of suicide with its Out of the Shadows campaign. The initiative is encouraging people to talk about the issue instead of letting it lurk in the shadows, in the hope that this will raise awareness and help those who are affected by severe mental illness.

Understanding your donors: Don't make this communications mistake

Posted on 04/09/12 by Guest Author
It's no secret that communication is vital for ongoing support of not-for-profits, so why do many organisations limit how they interact with their community? Stephen Mally from Fundraising in Asia looks at the danger of limited channel communication.


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