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Masterchef's Callum Hann wins $20,000 for the Cancer Council

Posted on 20/08/12 by Connecting Up N...
One charity organisation just received an extra $20,000 thanks to a nail-biting Masterchef finale last night (August 19). Season two runner-up Callum Hann has moved up on the podium, finally winning first place after coming back to our screens for the Masterchef All Star series - a show where former contestants battle it out for a second time.  However the big win is for the Cancer Council, who now has some more funding for important research.

Ride to Conquer Cancer Brisbane raised over $5 million

Posted on 20/08/12 by Connecting Up N...
On Saturday morning (August 18), while most of you were probably still enjoying a sleep in or drinking your morning coffee, over 1,500 riders left Brisbane on a 200km bike ride. The Ride to Conquer Cancer is a charity event that occurs throughout four major cities in Australia - Brisbane, Sydney, Perth and Melbourne.

Alzheimer's Australia makes information available in 21 languages

Posted on 17/08/12 by Connecting Up N...
The national peak body for people living with dementia, Alzheimer's Australia, made information sheets available in six new languages today (August 17), bringing the total count up to 21. Hindi, Indonesian, Khmer, Maltese, Sinhalese and Tamil are the latest dialects to be added, joining a range of others including Arabic, Croatian, Greek and Vietnamese.

Are you an U.G.L.Y bartender?

Posted on 16/08/12 by Connecting Up N...
The Leukaemia Foundation is on the lookout for U.G.L.Y bartenders to help them raise money for people with blood problems. Don't worry, this fundraising campaign isn't a beauty pageant - U.G.L.Y stands for Understanding, Generous, Likeable, You! If you put your hand up to be one of these volunteers, then you will help raise funds to go towards important leukaemia support.

Funding available for nonprofits who want to invest in new technologies: WA

Posted on 16/08/12 by Connecting Up N...
The Western Australia government has made funding available to businesses and nonprofits who are interested in investing in new technologies and embracing e-commerce. State minister for science and innovation John Day made an announcement on Monday (August 13), encouraging organisations to apply for a grant. Eligible companies and nonprofits need to be able to show that they have programs to get their members online and involved in the digital economy. Initiatives could receive up to $50,000 per project, depending on the funding available.

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.

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