This #GivingTuesday, Australian software company Calxa pledges to donate $1million in software to not-for-profit organisations.

This #GivingTuesday, Australian software company Calxa pledges to donate $1million in software to not-for-profit organisations.

Media Release: 30 November 2015 On 1 December 2015 (#GivingTuesday), Australian budgeting and cashflow forecasting software company, Calxa, pledges to donate $1million of software to not-for-profit organisations, having just hit the milestone of fulfilling its’ first $1million pledge in donations this week. Calxa CEO Mick Devine declares “When we made our pledge four years ago, we didn’t realise how soon we would fulfil our target. Knowing that hundreds of organisations are making significant inroads in cutting the burden of reporting and achieving better governance is a great feeling.” As part of the international day of giving known as #GivingTuesday, Calxa are pledging to donate a further $1million in software to NFP organisations, which represents the single biggest donation to date for #GivingTuesday Australia. “It really makes a difference for us, and I know Calxa actually is helping to change the world for the better by donating the software to the many charities it goes to.”, says Alan ‘Junior’ Marlowe, Business Manager at Townsville’s contemporary arts centre Umbrella Studio. #GivingTuesday Australia Team Leader, Mathan Allington, says “It is amazing to have a local #GivingTuesday partner step up with such a generous pledge of support to the NFP sector. This announcement is the single biggest ever for #GivingTuesday Australia, demonstrating amazing generosity within the Australian business sector, at the same time showcasing the possibilities of NFP and business sector partnerships. We look forward to seeing more partners follow Calxa’s lead this year, and on future #GivingTuesday’s.” Calxa reached its first $1million target this week with their donation to Southern Shoalhaven Meals on Wheels, a small community organisation that delivers meals and provides social services to the frail and elderly on the NSW south coast. Services co-ordinator, Vicki Love, says, “As a small not-for-profit we welcome any assistance we can get and I really think that Calxa will make a difference to...
GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS Attempt

GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS Attempt

Now in its fourth year, #GivingTuesday is a global day dedicated to giving back. Last year, more than 26,000 partners and countless individuals celebrated #GivingTuesday in 68 different countries. On #GivingTuesday which falls this year on December 1st 2015, PayPal has collaborated with 92nd Street Y, the founder of #GivingTuesday to set a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title. With the help of contributions through their platform from donors around the world, PayPal is aiming to break the Guinness World Record title for the ‘Most money donated online in 24-hours’ on #GivingTuesday on December 1st The current title is for $19 million raised in the UK for the Tsunami in December 2004. PayPal’s goal is to break that record on #GivingTuesday this year through their platform. We are collaborating with PayPal to encourage Americans <localize> to donate on this big day and have their contributions set a Guinness World Record. Since its inaugural year in 2012, PayPal has extended a 1% donation match in the US for donations above $10 through the PayPal Giving Fund. This year, on #GivingTuesday which falls on December 1st, PayPal is extending the Give Cheer campaign and 1% donation match globally to nine markets – Australia, Brazil, Canada, Mexico, Ireland, Singapore, Spain, US and UK. Each of the markets are working with their  local #GivingTuesday partner or charity partners to drive up donations through PayPal on this day. In Australia, donations made with PayPal to their key partners count towards the 1% donation match and Guinness World Record Attempt. Those partners include: World Vision Unicef Doctors Without Borders Jeans for Genes The Smith Family Living Ocean...

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