The CMHA is holding its third National NDIS and Mental Health Conference in Adelaide in 2020. The theme for the conference is ‘A national conversation about what comes next’ following the near completion of the NDIS rollout. Conference topics include innovation, interface, human rights and social equity and lived experience workforce and leadership. The host for the conference is The…

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The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has warned of scams amid the recent fundraising appeals for the Australian bushfires. According to the ACCC, people should protect themselves using the following information: Scammers are pretending to be legitimate well-known charities, creating their own charity names, and impersonating people negatively impacted by the bushfires. Scammers are cold-calling, direct messaging and creating…

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Google Ad Grants

Google Ads are offering $10,000 USD of in-kind advertising every month to successful applicants with a valid charity status. For more information regarding this opportunity, including the application criteria and process, click here.

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Social change maker Dignity has won the highly prized 2019 Australian Business of the Year accolade at the National Telstra Business Awards. They were also awarded national winner in the Social Change category. It is the first time since the awards started 27 years ago that a charity has won. The charity has empowered more than 50,000 vulnerable people experiencing…

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2020 Pro Bono Salary Survey

The Pro Bono Salary Survey is a remuneration report for the not for profit sector. The report is built from responses from employees of not for profit organisations and aims to assist organisations create meaningful remuneration benchmarks. Information from the report can be used to guide boards, management and individuals in regards to their pay. If you are an employee…

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The Optus 2020 Future Makers Program is a capacity building program designed to empower organisations who leverage technology to address social challenges for disadvantaged and vulnerable people. The six month program includes eight days of in-person workshops. Participants will be coached by Optus business leaders and will have the opportunity to network with each other. The program is open to…

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Speakers have been announced for the Communities in Control Conference 2020. Speakers include: Georgina Dent – Journalist, editor, and passionate advocate for gender equality and mental health Professor Hilary Bambrick – Head of School at the School of Public Health and Social Work, QUT Tom Nash – DJ, Quadruple amputee, speaker Professor Kristy Muir (PhD) – Leader, researcher, educator or…

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Australia has been ranked one of the most generous nations in the World Giving Index by the UK-based Charities Aid Fund. Australia came in fourth behind the US, Myanmar and New Zealand. The report used ten years’ worth of surveys that asked people across 128 countries if they had helped a stranger, given money or volunteered for a good cause.…

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A survey commissioned by the Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS) is currently being undertaken on behalf of the COSS Network. The aim of the Australian Community Sector Survey 2019 is to determine how the community sector is currently faring, and what is needed to improve capacity and impact. All staff in community sector organisations in Australia are invited to…

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The Climate Council has been awarded 2019 Charity of the Year for the Cities Power Partnership program at the Australian Charity Awards. The Cities Power Partnership, established by the Climate Council in 2017 is a local government climate alliance, with 105 councils representing over 11 million people. The Charity of the Year award recognises the role Climate Council plays in…

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