An historic share offer by one of Australia’s largest consortia of Not for Profits, Community 21 Ltd, has closed, raising just three-quarters of a million dollars - falling significantly short of the $4 million dollars originally outlined in the prospectus.
Make sure your Not for Profit benefits from one of the fastest growing income streams - wills and bequests - by taking part in the latest workshops and masterclasses by award winning fundraising consultant Evelyn Mason.
A crowdfunding initiative by StartSomeGood, the School for Social Entrepreneurs and ING DIRECT has raised over $137,000 for social impact projects in just three weeks.
Socially and environmentally conscious startups are set to benefit from the creation of the new $100 million Impact Investment Funds - said to be one of Australia’s biggest.
One of the most common sponsorship myths facing the Not for Profit sector is that sponsorship and philanthropy are the same thing, writes sponsorship expert Abby Clemence.
Online donation platform Givematcher recently made its fundraising services free for small and medium charities. CEO Franck Demoiseau explains why online fundraising is now a basic need for any charity and why free services are a valuable tool for Not for Profits.
Raising more money, both online and offline, is a key topic at the Connecting Up Conference in South Australia this week with US Not for Profit management expert, Darian Rodriguez Heyman offering his top tips for better fundraising.
Giving to charity in Australia grew by just 2 per cent over the year to February 2015, down from 10 percent at the same time last year, according to the latest NAB Charitable Giving Index.
Almost one in two people in Britain find it “very annoying” to be asked to give to charity on their doorstep or over the telephone, according to new research.
The Federal Opposition claims the Abbott Government is dragging its feet on reforms to introduce national Crowd-sourced Equity Funding (CSEF) laws.
Australian Not for Profit organisations are missing out on potential investment income by allocating large proportions of their capital in cash and deposits, despite the low interest rate environment, according to a new report.
Impact Investors plan to commit 16 per cent more finance to impact investment in 2015, according to a major global benchmarking survey.
The Australian Not for Profit sector has geared up to support the people of Nepal after a 7.9 magnitude earthquake killed more than 4,000 people over the weekend.
An international campaign using humour to raise awareness of the “dark side” of voluntourism is gaining traction.
A Melbourne health and wellness entrepreneur has admitted her cancer diagnosis was fabricated as Consumer Affairs Victoria continues to investigate her unsubstantiated claims that she donated thousands of dollars to charity.
Despite the buzz, developing an impact investment market is not the answer for the provision of capital for all social enterprises in Australia, writes Libby Ward-Christie, Head of Investment and Advisory at Social Traders.
An Australian organic food B Corp, Whole Kids, has launched a new grants program to support small community groups to improve children’s health and wellbeing at the grassroots level.
Innovative new funding models are tackling pressing social needs and the reduced availability of financial support to address those needs across Australia. Journalist Nadia Boyce spoke to one NSW property developer who recently secured $2.1 million in an impact investment to kick start his solution for funding new social housing developments.
Newly independent Queensland Senator Glenn Lazarus has helped secure a $2 million Federal Government funding commitment for The Big Issue’s national Community Street Soccer Program for the next two years.
Fake charities have been set up in the wake of Cyclone Pam which has devastated the islands of Vanuatu in an attempt to scam money out of caring donors, the national charity regulator has warned.
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