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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.

The new Connecting Up site is here!

Posted on 06/08/12 by Ben Teoh
It's time for change! The Connecting Up website has had a huge makeover, but what's really exciting is what's happening behind the scenes. Why change? Because we want to make it easier for you to find what you’re looking for.

Are you ready for the ACNC to open its doors?

Posted on 06/08/12 by Connecting Up N...
October 1 marks the beginning of a new era for the nonprofit sector in Australia.  The charity regulatory system has gone through what is arguably the biggest set of reforms in its history, and a brand new department is set to open its doors in less than three months time.

How do workplace health and safety laws apply to volunteers?

Posted on 03/08/12 by Connecting Up N...
For many Australian charities, volunteers are their bread and butter. The nonprofit sector relies heavily on the generosity of others, not just in a financial sense but in a practical sense as well. Without volunteers, who would walk the streets armed with collection buckets? Who would help organise the thousands of charity events that take place each year?

Join our weekly webinar on website management in August!

Posted on 01/08/12 by Christine Halim
Our theme for the month of August is website management and we'll be bringing you lots of learning resources on this topic.

FIA launches new guidelines for social media fundraising

Posted on 01/08/12 by Connecting Up N...
Social media is proving to be a valuable tool for nonprofit and charity organisations across Australia.

See the TechSoup global network making an impact!

Posted on 31/07/12 by Ben Teoh
As we round out our digital storytelling month, we thought we'd show part of our story and how the network we're a part of is making a difference

Vodafone Foundation connecting charity organisations with technology

Posted on 31/07/12 by Connecting Up N...
It's always good to see charity organisations being connected with technology that can help them raise


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