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PM's partner takes part in the Kidney Kar Rally

Posted on 22/08/12 by Connecting Up N...
Prime Minister Julia Gillard's partner Tim Mathieson participated in one of Kidney Health Australia's charity events this week, the Kidney Kar Rally. Doing his bit for a good cause, Mr Mathieson drove in the first leg from Mandurah to Kalgoorlie in Western Australia.

Making sense of open-source CMS for your not-for-profits

Posted on 21/08/12 by Ben Teoh
Need to make a decision about which content management system to use? Here's a quick look at three of the top open-source CMS solutions and how they compare.

New app set to 'change the face of volunteering' in WA

Posted on 21/08/12 by Connecting Up N...
A new web and mobile phone application for the Big Help Mob was launched in Western Australia over the weekend, and is set to 'change the face of volunteering' in the state. The Big Help Mob is an initiative that connects volunteers with nonprofit and charity organisations who are looking for help or assistance, whether it's for planting trees or creating a website.

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.


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