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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.

Results from Foodbank's first End Hunger report announced

Posted on 22/08/12 by Connecting Up N...
In order for charity organisations to provide adequate support and assistance to those in need, it's important that they have a good understanding about the requirements of the people they're aiming to help. One way to go about this is by conducting comprehensive surveys, reports and studies - the results can provide useful information about the challenges facing certain groups.

Are you taking part in Enviroweek 2012?

Posted on 22/08/12 by Connecting Up N...
We are currently halfway through Enviroweek 2012 (August 20 to 24), and many community and charity organisations are taking part. Are you doing your bit for the environment? The initiative behind the campaign, Cool Australia, is encouraging people to make a pledge during the week that will go to support the environment.

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.

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