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Celebrities, social media and merchandise - the R U OK? campaign is right on target

Posted on 12/09/12 by Connecting Up N...
It is always great to see charity organisations and not-for-profit initiatives making the most of the tools available to them. Be it social media or a collection stall outside the supermarket, there are a range of ways that Australian charities can attract attention and garner support.

Include a Charity Week is just around the corner

Posted on 11/09/12 by Connecting Up N...
Those working for Australian charities may want to consider spreading the word about their chosen cause in the lead up to Include a Charity Week 2012. Include a Charity is an organisation dedicated to helping people include a donation to a charity in their will. This makes up a significant portion of funding for many not-for-profits across the country.

Media: secure your spot to speak with the ACNC commissioners

Posted on 11/09/12 by Connecting Up N...
The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) is set to open for operation on October 1 2012. In the lead-up to this much-anticipated day, the ACNC Taskforce has answered many questions from the sector, especially surrounding what to expect. Yet it seems that for every question that is answered another is asked - individuals and organisations are hungry for information about this new commission.

Not-for-profit Social media Forum coming to Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney

Posted on 10/09/12 by Christine Halim
Looking for practical examples of how Australian not-for-profits are using social media? In November, we’re running our first social media forums in Adelaide, Melbourne in Sydney featuring speakers from local not-for-profit organisations and keynote speaker, Gavin Heaton.

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.

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