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Energy

Energy is a highly volatile market and your organisation will want to make sure that you enter into a contract at the right time to lock in rates when they are at their lowest. Through our partnership with NUS Consulting We can help you determine the best energy solution for your organisation's needs whether that is electricity and gas, large market energy, solar energy or something else.

ACCESS

To hundreds of leadings brands at discounted prices, specialist advice, benchmarking services and support across a range of services

SAVE TIME

Minimise costs, gain efficiency in your supply chain and purchasing processes

EXCLUSIVE

Established to exclusively support the not-for-profit sector so we understand your organisation’s needs

HAVE THE ABILITY

To focus on your organisation’s core values so you can better assist the people you help in the community

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Have a question or request? Send us a message here or give us a call on 1300 248 724

BECOME A MEMBER

Church Resources Membership is exclusive to not-for-profit organisations and is completely FREE! By becoming a Member, your NFP will gain access to our wide range of procurement solutions to help you start saving time and money, so that you can focus on helping those you serve in the community.

Electrical & Gas

Our partnership with AGL gives your not-for-profit access to exclusive Member discounts on mass market/small site electricity and gas usage charges. Find out more about how much you can save in your state
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Large Market Energy

We are partnered with NUS Consulting to help your organisation develop and implement the most effective energy plan to meet your needs. They provide professional advice on when to contract, best supplier to use and how to optimise your contract.

Sustainable Energy

Your organisation can reduce its carbon footprint through sustainable energy solutions. You can reduce your energy usage with efficient lighting, solar power and gas heating and we can help you bring these solutions to your organisation.

AGL Solar Smart Plan

Your not-for-profit can access AGL's solar Smart Plan for $0 upfront through us allowing you to invest in your organisation's future while preserving your capital. Not only that, solar energy can help you to save on your energy bill in the long run.

Latest Blogs

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How to Choose Business Phone System

20/12/2018

There are three different types of phone system solutions available to you in the market: Hybrid IP Pbx systems– system that offers both traditional digital handsets, phone lines as well as the latest IP technology. IP PBX– designed for all...

InsureRight

18/12/2018

  We will assist CR members procure the most appropriate and cost effective insurance and risk management services As your external risk management advocate, we make sure that you have all the facts, information and knowledge necessary to make a...

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What is SD-WAN?

03/12/2018

SD-WAN simplifies the management and operation of a WAN by abstracting network operations from their management.  A key application of SD-WAN is to build high performance WANs using low cost and commercially available public Internet, enabling businesses to partially or...

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Indigenous Supplier Expo

17/10/2018

  La Trobe University, in collaboration with Supply Nation, invites you to attend their inaugural Indigenous Supplier Expo. The event will open up opportunities for Indigenous owned businesses to showcase their capabilities within the University sector, local businesses and Councils....

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Why so many schools are using Windows devices as opposed to Apple devices

11/10/2018

There are a number of reasons why Windows PCs are a great option for schools as opposed to Apple devices. Cost – With the many brands and options available, the starting price for Windows laptops and desktops is much lower...

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StarLeaf recognised by Gartner in its 2018 MQ for Meeting Solutions

28/09/2018

The Gartner 2018 Magic Quadrant for Meeting Solutions is out! It makes great reading, for you and your customers, as it presents a concise overview of StarLeaf and why its premium meeting room solutions have been included. StarLeaf is one...

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HP Chromebook + Chrome Console + Bonus item(s) for $1 each

25/09/2018

Church Resources has access to hundreds of quality brands at CR Member discount pricing across a range of IT categories including: desktop computers, laptops, tablets, audio visual, print, electronics and many more devices and accessories. Purchase a minimum of 30...

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Want to get more from your mobile devices?

19/07/2018

We understand that each individual not-for-profit organisation has different needs when it comes to mobile plans. Whether your organisation has one mobile phone or a large fleet, needs data heavy plans, unlimited calls + SMS, sim + handset, options for...

Revision or Revolution – What Will You Choose?

04/07/2018

  You are warmly invited to attend Procurement Australia's action packed one-day 13th Annual Conference REVISION OR REVOLUTION? at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.   DATE: Friday,  24 August 2018 TIME: Registration 8.30am for a 9.00am start Conference Network Drinks from 5pm -...

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Procurement Australia and Church Resources announce Supply Nation membership

03/05/2018

Procurement Australia and Church Resources, brand names of Procurement Australasia, one of Australia’s largest aggregated buying groups, are now Supply Nation members. This membership reinforces their commitment to helping close the gap by improving economic and business opportunities for Australia’s...

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How Church Resources can help your school

01/03/2018

The world of education is constantly evolving with new technologies changing the way students learn and interact with one another as well as teachers. We understand that your school time and money should be spent on improving the education of students,...

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How do the new data breach laws affect you?

27/02/2018

Written by Video Dynamics / Church Resources The new Notifiable Data Breaches (NDB) scheme which came into effect on the 22nd of February now includes not-for-profit organisations as part of the entities required to disclose hacks and leaks of information...

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Spending too much on your 13/1300 or 1800 services?

26/02/2018

We understand that not-for-profit organisations can spend up to a massive $20K-$30K a month to access and maintain their 1300 and 1800 phone services. To help ease the financial burden of maintaining these specific services, Church Resources has an exclusive...

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Are you ready for the NBN?

31/01/2018

It’s easy to get lost and confused amidst all the news and information that gets circulated regarding the rollout of the NBN. Many organisations believe that once the NBN goes ‘live’ in their location/s there is only a short timeframe...

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Save 15% On Our Bestselling iPad Bundles in December

30/11/2017

For the month of December we're offering your school a discount on our bestselling iPad bundles! For the younger ones we've included a sturdier Gripcase to make the iPad easier to hold while we have an STM Dux case included for...

Need to find better ways of communicating and collaborating?

17/11/2017

Church Resources (CR) can help you find the right collaboration tools and technology to overcome the challenges you face.

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The Laptop for Every Education Budget

03/11/2017

Church Resources has access to hundreds of quality brands at CR Member discount pricing across a range of IT categories including: desktop computers, laptops, tablets, audio visual, print, electronics and many more devices and accessories. Looking for high quality, low...

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Protect Your Devices This Upcoming Year

25/10/2017

Many schools are making plans for next year on the devices they will need to provide to their students, whether it be for new years coming in or a refresh of an existing years' devices. We recommend you also take...

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How Your School Can Save Money & Time With Church Resources

24/10/2017

We understand that running a school is not easy and you would like to be able to focus all of your efforts on ensuring that your students get the best educational experience possible. The last thing you want to worry about...

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10 Pack Bundle Offer: Apple iPad + STM Dux Case

19/10/2017

Church Resources has access to hundreds of quality brands at CR Member discount pricing across a range of IT categories including: desktop computers, laptops, tablets, audio visual, print, electronics and many more devices and accessories. Talk to us today to...

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Designed for today’s schools: HP ProBook 430 G5

04/10/2018

Church Resources has access to hundreds of quality brands at CR Member discount pricing across a range of IT categories including: desktop computers, laptops, tablets, audio visual, print, electronics and many more devices and accessories. Full-featured, thin, and light the...

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Special Offer: Windows Lenovo V110 Laptop below $370

14/09/2017

Church Resources has access to hundreds of quality brands at CR Member discount pricing across a range of IT categories including: desktop computers, laptops, tablets, audio visual, print, electronics and many more devices and accessories. We currently have a special...

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Are your printers a help or a hindrance for your organisation?

02/08/2017

Now is a good time to evaluate your printing solutions. Are your printing practices meeting the current and future needs of your organisation? With the ever increasing prevalence of activity based working, distributed workforces and mobile workforces, the simple task...

Procurement Australia Acquires Church Resources’ Procurement Division

13/06/2017

Procurement Australia has acquired Church Resources’ Procurement Division, one of Australia's largest not-for-profit aggregated buying groups. Church Resources is an entity of the Australian Catholic Bishop’s Conference, a permanent institution and the assembly of the bishops of Australia. Procurement Australia...

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Let CR and OfficeMax support you in providing quality Aged Care

21/04/2017

Discover how Church Resources can help you get quality products at the best price for your Aged Care organisation. CLEANING CHEMICALS: By reviewing and auditing cleaning programs in each application area, CR suppliers are able to recommend solutions that can...

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Is ‘hedging’ the answer to your ‘large-site’ power woes over the coming years?

06/04/2017

In order to manage your electricity price risk and the potentially negative impact any price increases may have on your budget, it is recommended that you consider establishing a ‘hedge’ structure. This can be achieved by establishing a broad ‘target...

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Three reasons to buy whitegoods and appliances through CR

05/04/2017

Let us take the legwork out of researching and pricing whitegoods and appliances. Here are three reasons to buy from CR: 1. Value for money. The CR aggregated procurement model enables us to negotiate a price benefit for all of our...

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Plane Crash in Melbourne – TRAVEL INFORMATION

21/02/2017

Please be aware of the following major incident impacting travellers with flights today in and out of Melbourne Tullamarine Airport.   If you require any assistance please do not hesitate to contact your dedicated travel team on 1800 848 949....

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‘Procurement the New Black’ in Foodservices

23/01/2017

Download the procurement presentation by simply entering your details below, and gain the insight and method to enhance procurement in your organisation. CR Foodservice Ambassador Dr Karen Abbey, presented at the PASA Aged Care Procurement Conference in WA. She presented...

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Resolutions, innovation or efficiency. 5 Apps to do it all.

16/01/2017

Resolutions, innovation or efficiency. You can call it what you will, however when was the last time you took a moment to consider how you go about doing your day job? More often than not, we are all consumed with...

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CR Christmas break dates and emergency contacts

13/12/2016

Merry Christmas from us all at Church Resources   May joy be your gift at Christmas and may faith, hope and love be your treasures in the New Year. Church Resources would like to thank you, and all our Members and...

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Technology Announcements

04/11/2016

Church Resources works to provide you with advice and support when selecting the best Technology Solution for your school and students. We are pleased to give you the latest update from both Apple and Microsoft and how this will impact...

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Know you’re buying well

24/10/2016

Over the past couple of years at Church Resources, I have visited a large number of NFPs in Queensland and NT. I took on the role of looking after our Members in my own state, because I believed then, as...

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Banned on Flights – Samsung Galaxy Note 7

20/10/2016

IMPORTANT TRAVEL UPDATE Qantas, Jetstar and Virgin Australia have announced a total ban on the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 due to a recent recall of the phones. The ban is effective immediately and a result of potential fire risk after...

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‘Value’ Telco and Data

19/10/2016

Now only $53.13 per user per month for your Telco and Data*. This is an example of pricing based on 20 users and 6 Lines on a 36 month term.  Conditions apply. Make the most of your telecommunications spend with your voice,...

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3 things to consider when choosing your network provider

21/09/2016

We live in a world of abundant choice, with brands and service providers clamouring for our attention in an increasingly cluttered and competitive marketplace. And whilst this ups our odds of attaining the type of service we expect, it also...

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Event: Microsoft Education

14/09/2016

Introducing Microsoft in Education CR is pleased to bring together, Microsoft and CR Education Members working in the education sector to look at Technology for your next school year. We will explore: • The Microsoft Teacher Community • Microsoft OneNote •...

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iPad Price Decreases

08/09/2016

Apple’s September Keynote today has unveiled new products and applications, the changes and pricing of some models and great new features coming next week on iOS 10. iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus was unveiled this morning introducing two new...

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New CR Brochure

07/09/2016

The latest CR Brochure revealed This week we are pleased to launch a new Church Resources brochure that highlights all the Procurement Options we facilitate for our Members. Take a look at our new brochure. We welcome all feedback and...

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VoIP Features Your NFP Will Love

03/08/2016

As the Telecommunications industry matures and high-speed Internet becomes cheaper and more accessible, an increasing number of NFPs are taking advantage of VoIP enabled Phone Systems with more features. Also known as IP telephony, this service allows small and medium-sized...

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Trends in IT-Enabled Business Innovation

01/08/2016

The impact of technology on businesses in every industry sector has never been greater. The recent introduction of disruptive technologies is creating exciting new and innovative opportunities. In the reverse however, these technology changes are also creating major challenges for...

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The Benefits of Church Resources’ Voice and Data Solution

13/06/2016

In today’s world, Telecommunication services can do more than the traditional phone call. The latest telecommunications systems run on the same networks as data and video systems. This gives organisations like your not-for-profit access to sophisticated communication applications, by integrating...

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Why did CR Change Telco Providers?

06/06/2016

The not-for-profit environment is becoming more challenging, as organisations carry out their activities on a tight budget and with limited time. Information technology and Telecommunications services are essential for fast access to data and effective communication. This is why the...

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The Aged Care Roadmap: where might it lead us?

20/04/2016

Our CEO, Luke Kenny, believes this article below from Catholic Health Australia is one of the best synopsis he has read on the changing Aged Care sector. Following the former Prime Minister’s endorsement of the Aged Care Statement of Principles...

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Congratulations to CR’s Partner – Ethan Group

12/04/2016

Church Resources would like to congratulate our IT Partner, Ethan Group, on their most recent award, CRN’s Most Valuable Partner (MVP). The criteria for the award is the organisation who has the most Top-Tier Partner levels for selected premium vendors...

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The role of Customer Service in delivering Personalised Telecommunication Solutions

29/02/2016

The telecommunications industry has evolved to one of the largest and most crowded we know today. For service providers, being able to deliver a seamless communication experience has become highly reliant on how communication technologies can adapt to organisation and...

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Talk and Text over WiFi, even without a mobile signal

22/02/2016

WiFi Talk Business is launching! Wifi Talk is an app that allows you to make and receive calls and texts over a WiFi connection, even without a mobile signal. If you have in-building coverage issues at home or out and...

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Optus to boost regional mobile coverage with 1800 MHz spectrum

19/02/2016

Optus announced on 8 February 2016 it has successfully acquired new regional licences in the 1800 MHz spectrum band. Optus successfully acquired 2 x 20 MHz in 5 regions and 2 x 25 MHz in 7 regions for a total...

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Digital leaders just get on with it

27/01/2016

Church Resources is committed to leadership and technology and endeavours to be a digital winner. Digital leaders have mastered the ability to operate at genuine scale while not sacrificing agility, according to management thinkers at Bain. A paper called “Anatomy...

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eBooks

03/11/2016

eBooks bring together a range of titles, onto one digital platform Sourcing your school’s eBooks is now so much simpler – our Partner OfficeMax brings your school and student’s eBooks together from a range of publishers. OfficeMax eBooks create a...

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We went to ASBA

09/10/2015

Church Resources (CR) was proud to be one of ASBA's Silver Sponsors. We hope that your time in Perth was successful meeting new contacts amongst the many exhibitors, insightful thanks to the engaging speakers, and fun networking with other delegates...

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4 reasons to attend ‘Vision on the Road’

16/09/2015

VISION on the Road is Optus Business’ annual thought leadership roadshow, bringing together a business audience to talk technology and how it can enable business innovation and outcomes. Supported by Optus Future of Business Report 2015 - Road to Growth,...

We have been very pleased with the service we have received the Church Resources team.

Feb 2018

No changes, the process was extremely quick and pricing great as always.

Feb 2018

I cannot complain about anything,The whole transaction was quick and stress free.

Jan 2018