Australians are known for their larrikin sense of humor. We are also a generous lot and like to raise money for our local community organizations. Raffles, lamington drives, and charity balls tend to become a little boring, and community fundraising committees are always on the lookout for new and interesting money-raising ideas. So, combine humor, community spirit, and the need to create a bit of fun, and you end up with some of the wackiest events Australia has to offer. Some events lasted…
Are bigger water-bombers the answer to Australia's bushfire woes?
Experts are concerned that fire services do not have enough large-scale aircraft to deal with the unprecedented magnitude of fires Australia is now facing.
The Top Story: Australia bushfires: New South Wales declares state of emergenc
Today's Topic 10/21/13: Firefighters in New South Wales Australia, who have been working against the clock for days, battling one of the most destructive bushfires ever to hit the nation, say the three main blazes are at risk of joining into one "megafire" fire front. As told by Arirang, France 24, Euronews
How to Hold a Mega Raffle Fundraiser
So you want to raise lots of money with a raffle fundraiser for your non-profit? St. John’s University student, Benedette Cuffari submitted this “Impact a Life” college scholarship essay that has an idea on just how to accomplish this. If you, or someone you know is attending, or plan on …
How and Why to Hold a Raffle Fundraiser
Why hold a raffle fundraiser for your organization? Paige Howard, a student at Truman State University has some wonderful ideas and tips on why and how to hold a successful raffle for your organization! Thanks Paige for your “Impact a Life” college scholarship essay. Throughout my entire life, I have …
Venice Floods, Australia Bushfires, India Cyclone Top November Catastrophes
Flooding and inland storms led to multi-billion-dollar economic loss in western and southern Europe during November, according to insurance broker Aon's
Chicago's top chefs hold garage sale, bake-sale benefit
How to Hold a Chef’s Knife
Are you just not sure you're holding your chef's knife right? Do knives in general mystify you? Here are two of the most common ways to hold your chef's knife.
How To Hold a Booze Barrow Raffle Fundraiser
I am a board member of First Book of Greater Richmond. Our purpose is to provide books to children who cannot afford to buy books. One way we distribute the books is personally in different schools. We go to the schools, read to the children, let the children read to …
Top chefs join in Father’s Day fundraiser
I'll Have What She's Having, the women-led organization supporting women's health awareness, to hold second annual Father's Day cookout on June 16 at Last Concert Cafe
Library to hold on-line fundraiser April 10
The Lawrence County Public Library is taking part in an inaugural Library Giving Day campaign to be held on April 10.
A chef's guide to Western Australia
Fresh from a foodie road trip with Alex James, Matt Stone gives us his guide to the region’s best restaurants
Early bushfire season strikes Australia
December 06, 2019 Share this In November, Australia experienced one of its worst series of bushfire events – with bushfires occurring concurrently across multiple states. At present in December, many of these fires are still burning and spreading to other regions. Of concern is that Australia are not yet in what is considered the “heart” of the bushfire season – typically January and February. The impact of the bushfires can be seen from the statistics below: More than 620 homes lost More than…
What caused Australia’s devastating bushfires?
An insightful inquiry identifies more than one culprit
Cuomo holds secret fundraiser at St. Regis amid budget talks
Andrew Cuomo for president?! Four more years as governor?! Gov. Cuomo held a swanky, hush-hush fundraiser at the posh St. Regis hotel in midtown Thursday night — while in the midst of negotia…
MacArthur FFA to hold Spirit Night fundraiser Dec. 10
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What to Expect from James Beard's Chefs & Champagne Fundraiser
Deena Chafetx, chef at the newly opened Wölffer Kitchen, champions James Beard's commitment to local bounty and culinary technique at this year's Chefs & Champagne fundraiser.
Immaculate Conception Parish, Braidwood, to Hold “A Nite at the Races” Fundraiser on Oct. 13
It's Actually Okay If Your Nonprofit Doesn't Hold a Golf Fundraiser
To hear all the ads and emails, you’d think that any nonprofit that hasn’t started planning its spring golf tournament — right now, this instant — is putting a permanent divot into its fundraising budget. Doesn’t it make you feel a little nervous, hearing about how other groups are raising money in ways that yoursContinue Reading
How sweet it is! Eden Prairie couple to hold adoption bake sale fundraiser
On Mother’s Day weekend, an Eden Prairie woman will be taking her next step toward motherhood with a little help from a family tradition passed down through her own mom