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Stretchy Sydneysiders take to their yoga mats to raise money for charity

Posted on 04/09/12 by Connecting Up N...
If you see a large group of Sydneysiders in downward dog or child's pose at the Domain this weekend, don't be alarmed - this isn't a yoga flash mob or a peace protest, it's just a charity event! Volunteers of all ages and sizes will be taking a flexible approach to fundraising on Sunday, as part of the Yoga Aid World Challenge, which is a 24-hour global relay.

10 resources to help your not-for-profit build a better website

Posted on 03/09/12 by Ben Teoh
Last month, not only did we launch our own website overhaul, we took time to help not-for-profits improve their online presence through a well implemented website.

Legacy Week 2012 looks to leave a lasting impact

Posted on 03/09/12 by Connecting Up N...
Today (Monday September 3) marks the beginning of Legacy Week 2012, a national fundraising campaign to collect money for the families of deceased veterans. Organised by the Australian charity of the same name, Legacy, the campaign has been running since 1942 and provides vital support to widows, children and people with disabilities. The aim of the week is to raise awareness about the legacy that these veterans leave behind, as well as about the families in need.

Marvellous market mangoes to help charity organisations raise money

Posted on 31/08/12 by Connecting Up N...
A shipment of marvellous mangoes is coming to Sydney from the Northern Territory, with the delicious sweet fruit to be auctioned at the Flemington Markets on September 5 to raise money for charity. The Sydney Markets Foundation, Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia and the Cancer Council NSW are all set to benefit from the mango money garnered at this unique event.

Investing in the wellbeing of our young people: the Nest project

Posted on 30/08/12 by Connecting Up N...
A national initiative called the Nest Project is looking at ways to improve and invest in the wellbeing of Australia's young people, and encouraging organisations and individuals to get involved.

The ACNC uses social media to connect with charities

Posted on 29/08/12 by Connecting Up N...
It is not unusual to hear about charity organisations using social media to connect with followers and supporters. Yet taking this means of communication one step further is the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC), who are using Facebook, YouTube and Twitter to get in touch with the charities themselves.

What's new with the ACNC?

Posted on 28/08/12 by Connecting Up N...
On October 1, the new Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) is set to open its doors for operation. In the lead-up to this much-anticipated day, the Implementation Taskforce and interim commissioner Susan Pascoe have been releasing important information, to help charity organisations across the country understand how this change will affect the sector.

ACNC Bill introduced to Parliament

Posted on 27/08/12 by Connecting Up N...
Last week's announcement that the ACNC Bill had been introduced to Parliament (August 23) has been met with applause from the Australian Charity and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) Taskforce. The bill, which is set to reduce red tape in the Australian charity sector and reduce the unnecessary regulatory obligations faced by the industry, is a major step forward for national charity regulation, said assistant commissioner Murray Baird.

Hunger an important issue in metropolitan NSW

Posted on 23/08/12 by Connecting Up N...
Areas of western Sydney and the New South Wales Central Coast region are among those hardest-hit by the issue of hunger, according to one Australian charity executive. Foodbank NSW chief executive Gerry Andersen asserted that working poor families are hit especially hard by high costs in these area, including general cost of living expenses, as well as electricity and rent costs.

Eradicating racism through social media: One Paramatta's ambitious goal.

Posted on 23/08/12 by Ben Teoh
Earlier this year our news team picked up the One Parramatta story and it struck a chord with many of you. With the launch of episode 2, we asked Delphine Vuagnoux & Priscilla Brice-Weller from All Together Now, the organisation behind the campaign to share how and why they're using social media as a tool for social change.

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