Connecting Up’s Australian Not for Profit Technology Awards celebrate innovative and technologically savvy organisations in the Australian not for profit sector. Organisations will be awarded in the following categories: Technology Volunteer of the Year Not for Profit Technology Lifetime Service Award Best Social Media Campaign of the Year Technology Innovator of the Year Best Small to Medium Enterprise Best Government…

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Clinical depression affects almost one in five people during their lifetime and the World Health Organisation (WHO) predicts that by 2020 clinical depression will impost the second highest burden of any disease in Australia and other advanced countries. The Australian Genetics of Depression Study is part of an international study created to further understanding about the genetic drivers behind clinical…

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Violet Roumeliotis, Chief Executive of not for profit Settlement Services International (SSI), was awarded the Telstra Australian Business Woman of the Year for 2017. Roumeliotis was running against 45 finalists selected out of 4000 entrants for her work building an organisation helping settle refugees in Australia. Through SSI’s employment and enterprise efforts 1185 refugees have gained work in the past…

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This week is National Adoption Awareness Week and Deborra-lee Furness and actor husband Hugh Jackman have launched a campaign to encourage Australians to think about adoption reform and support the social media movement #ahomeforeverychild. Furness is the founder of Adopt Change an organisation that advocates for: a decrease in the number of children currently in state care; an increase early…

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Leaders from some of Australia’s most prominent nfps will gather at Australia’s Not-for-Profit Leaders Forum to share their successful case studies and what make’s their organisation great. Attendees will be given strategies and tools to strengthen their organisation and remain viable and financially sustainable. The forum, organised by Akolade, will be held in Sydney between the 5th and 7th of…

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The Governance Institute of Australia is holding a workshop on the key issues associated with the preparation and administration of meeting papers. The Board Papers Law and Practice workshop will be help on Friday 1 December from 9:00am ‰ÛÒ 11:30am in Adelaide. For more information or to register click here.

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Decjuba has partnered with The Hunger Project Australia to release a limited-edition pouch. The pouch project is part of an on-going partnership which has seen Decjuba raise over $90,000 for The Hunger Project. The Hunger Project has engaged women in Bangladesh to hand craft the bags, assisting with the development of local women’s skills, providing jobs and enabling the women…

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The deadline for applications for Community Child Care Fund (CCCF) grants has been extended and will now close on Thursday 2 November 2017. The CCCF is part of the Australian Government’s new Child Care Safety Net, which contributes to giving vulnerable children a stronger start in life while supporting parents into work. For more information or to apply click here.

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B Corps are organisations certified by B Lab for meeting rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability and transparency. Community Sector Banking, an Australian banking service dedicated to the not for profit sector, was ranked in the top 10 per cent of B Corps worldwide. Click here to find out more about B Corps.

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Within its first year of operation, mental performance-enhancing drink Shine+ has been rewarded for its charitable efforts at the World Beverage Innovation Awards. The Sydney born start-up was recognized for its partnership with “Water Is Life” ‰ÛÒ providing one day of clean drinking water to someone in need for every bottle of Shine+ sold. The company has already donated over…

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