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Vollie is an online marketplace that connects potential volunteers to non-profits, charities and social enterprises for skills-based online volunteering. The platform is free for not-for-profits and charities to use. For more information please click here 

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University of Melbourne’s Law School is keen to hear from directors, board members, trustees, and management committee members of charitable organisations for an anonymous survey looking at governance duties and approaches to conflicts of interest. To read more about the project, and to access the survey, click here

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NFP Leaders Virtual Summit

Third sector will be hosting the NFP Leaders Virtual Summit from the 16th – 18th February 2021. The Summit which will be live streamed will feature speakers from within the sector, covering themes of financial sustainability, innovation and leadership in a digital world. For more information and to register click here

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The iSponsor app has been created to help sporting clubs and charities within Australia raise money in a different way. The free app enables communities to contribute to their chosen club or charity by purchasing their regular goods and services from the partners and sponsors listed through the app. For more information please click here

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GivingTuesday Australia is a campaign which celebrates and enhances generosity in our communities. The campaign provides a platform for individuals to participate in and encourage the donation of time, money, goods and services to address local challenges. The Institute of Community Directors will be hosting a free webinar on 5 November 2020 to provide information and help your organisation take…

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Evolve Webinar Series 2020

Marketing, free digital tools, fundraising, technology and innovation are all on the agenda at the Connecting Up Evolve Webinar Series from November 4-10. This five-day, six-event program features experts from IBM, Google, Strategic Grants, Infoxchange, Justice Connect and Orange Sky Australia who explain how to overcome the challenges facing not-for-profits during COVID-19 and how to rebuild and refocus for the…

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Communities in Control 2020 is a two-day virtual community conference, which will be streamed live from Melbourne on November 16 & 17. Since its inception in 2003, this conference allows the opportunity to connect with peers, celebrate successes, and draw strength for what lies ahead. This year’s theme is Connection, Creativity, Community: Finding Hope in a Climate of Crisis. For…

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Australia Post has introduced a temporary rebate for qualified Charity Mail campaigns to support fundraisers until the end of the year. The changes are devised to assist charities with fundraising and encourage them to undertake additional mailing activity to help supplement donation income. The Charity Mail Seasonal Support Rebate aims to help fundraisers recover from effects of COVID19 through additional…

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Twitter Australia has partnered with Australian suicide prevention charity R U OK to create a threadventure for R U OK? Day. Users can access a ‘choose your own adventure conversation thread’ at the R U OK? Day Twitter handle. Through the R U OK? Twitter threadventure, the hope is that Australians find new ways to navigate these important conversations with…

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Short Back & Sidewalks are a not for profit organisation who offer a free hair cutting service to Australians in need. Operating in Western Australia, New South Wales, the Northern Territory and Victoria, the organisation ‘s fundraising efforts have been heavily impacted this year by Covid-19. To help offset the pandemic’s influence, the organisation has teamed up with Melbourne social…

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