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Connecting Up Customer Support will be unavailable on Monday 3 October due to a public holiday in Adelaide. Business will resume as usual Tuesday 4 October.


UN calls on global citizens to campaign for a better world on social media

Posted on 25/09/12 by Connecting Up N...
The United Nations Foundation is launching a new and exciting worldwide campaign, called the Global Good Challenge (GGC). By participating in this challenge, people can win a range of massive prizes including a backstage pass to a Lady Gaga concert and tickets to the MTV Video Music Awards. All people have to do is connect with the GGC online - via Facebook - and start spreading the word about important global issues on their social networks.

Product donations now available to public libraries!

Posted on 25/09/12 by Ryan Jones
We're pleased to announce that public libraries are now eligible to request donated Microsoft, Symantec and SAP software for their public access computers!

ACNC start date delayed due to 'Coalition filibuster'

Posted on 24/09/12 by Connecting Up N...
The new Australian charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) was due to open its doors for operation on October 1 2012. However, this start date has been pushed back due to what assistant treasurer David Bradbury is calling a 'Coalition filibuster'. The Coalition government voiced concern and opposition in regard to proposed ACNC legislation when it was being reviewed in the House of Representatives last week.

First 'National Op Shop Week' launched by charity organisation 'Do Something!'

Posted on 24/09/12 by Connecting Up N...
For those that have been putting off a spring clean, procrastinate no further - charity op shops around the country are in need of donated goods. Today marks the beginning of the first National Op Shop Week, which will run through until September 30, and is organised by the Australian charity 'Do Something!'. According to research, the amount of donations to op shops has been declining, especially of clothing items.

First coffee, now chocolate - what won't people give up for charity?

Posted on 21/09/12 by Connecting Up N...
While donations are always warmly welcomed by most Australian charities, a few have been thinking outside the square lately when it comes to creating fundraising campaigns. Instead of asking people to part with their hard-earned cash, some organisations have designed challenges that ask them to sacrifice something a little different.

Need help with your presentation? SlideRocket shares two handy guidebooks

Posted on 20/09/12 by Ben Teoh
It's no secret that good presentations need good design and good communication - but it can be tough. Here are two guidebooks to help you with both.

Welcoming our new CEO

Posted on 20/09/12 by Ben Teoh
Change is in the air at Connecting Up as we say goodbye to our leader, Doug Jacquier and welcome our new CEO.

The Vodafone App Aid begins!

Posted on 20/09/12 by Connecting Up N...
Today (September 20) marks the beginning of the Vodafone App Aid, a two-day charity event that connects not-for-profits with app developers. There are ten teams in total, with each Australian charity having been paired with an app developer.

How important is breathing space to your mental health?

Posted on 18/09/12 by Bonnie Baguley
Almost half (45% or 7.3 million) of Australians aged 16-85 years have had a mental disorder at some time in their life

Tech in action - Show the world what you're up to!

Posted on 18/09/12 by Ben Teoh
Our global partner, TechSoup is calling for not-for-profits to show how their using technology to make a difference. Find out how your organisation can win a free dynamic infographic from Karma Store.


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