Community News

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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The Royal Australian Mint has released a new $1 coin that’s designed to be donated. The dollar coin is legal tender and the Mint is encouraging Aussies to use it wherever cash donations are accepted to help people or organisations that are in need. Our Community alongside the Community Council for Australia (CCA) are hosting a live webinar on 7th…

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The United Nations’ International Day of Charity will be celebrated on 5 September this year. The date commemorates the passing of Mother Teresa who was known for her dedication to charitable work and gave her life to helping others and overcoming poverty, suffering and distress. The focus of the campaign is to enhance social responsibility and increase public support of…

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R U OK? Day

This year R U OK? Day will take place on Thursday 10 September 2020. A national day of action R U OK? Day reminds us that every day is the day to ask, “Are you OK?” if someone in your world is struggling with life’s ups and downs. Learn what to say after R U OK? with free resources and…

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