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Government remains committed to reducing homelessness, says Brendan O'Connor

Posted on 13/09/12 by Connecting Up N...
On September 11, the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) released "official estimates of the prevalence of homelessness" based on data garnered from the 2001 and 2006 censuses. The results revealed that in 2006, there were approximately 89,728 homeless people in Australia - this is equivalent to 0.5 per cent of the population. Northern Territory had the highest number of homeless, while Tasmania had the lowest.

Mixed reactions to ACNC

Posted on 13/09/12 by Connecting Up N...
While many individuals and organisations are ready for the new Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission (ACNC) to open for operations on October 1 2012, some are expressing concern that this will hinder not help the sector. Yesterday (September 12) it emerged that the Coalition is against the ACNC, and will not continue with it should they be elected to parliament in the next vote.

Connecting with Aussie youth to share their story

Posted on 12/09/12 by Guest Author
Bupa Health are using social media to engage young people better. See how and why it's working for them.

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.


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