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#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.

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?

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