23 April 2015

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.

22 April 2015

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.

08 April 2015

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.

08 April 2015

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.

17 March 2015

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.

17 March 2015

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.

11 March 2015

Australian Not for Profits and social enterprises can now apply for a share in NAB’s new $1 million impact investment fund.

10 March 2015

Consumer Affairs in Victoria is likely to investigate Melbourne businesswoman and cancer survivor Belle Gibson, after allegations that funds raised by her in the name of Australian charities were never paid as promised.

10 March 2015

The Federal Parliament has passed legislation to allow tax deductions for donations to Australia’s most disadvantaged schools through a new education charity, Australian Schools Plus.

04 March 2015

One of the most influential and respected people in Australia’s Not for Profit sector has celebrated a milestone birthday with a twist.

24 February 2015

The failure of the Federal and State Governments to fix or abolish antiquated fundraising laws is a “stupid and disrespectful” move holding back the fundraising profession, according to leading academic Professor Myles McGregor-Lowndes.

24 February 2015

Winners of the Fundraising Institute Australia’s 2015 National Awards for Excellence have been announced at the organisation’s annual conference in Brisbane, with “enduring leader” and prominent Not for Profit sector figure, Lesley Ray, taking the top prize.

19 February 2015

Australian fundraisers need a dramatic focus-shift towards embracing the personal stories of their donors rather than the missions of their own organisations, a national fundraising conference has been warned.

19 February 2015

Australia’s peak fundraising body, Fundraising Institute Australia, is consulting with the charity regulator on how to reduce red tape, an annual conference in Brisbane has been told.

17 February 2015

Two major Australian charities, St Vincent de Paul (Vinnies) and The Smith Family have increased their “unprompted awareness” by more than 50 per cent in just four years, according to the latest McNair Ingenuity Research Awareness and Support of Leading Charities annual report.

12 February 2015

Taken from her new book, '8 Founding Principles of Sponsorship Success', sponsorship expert Abby Clemence shares her eight tips for creating a foolproof sponsorship approach.

10 February 2015

Husband and wife philanthropists have made a multi-million dollar donation to an Australian university that will help it create cutting-edge small healthcare devices.

05 February 2015

Time is running out to get tickets to the Fundraising Institute Australia (FIA) 38th International Fundraising Conference, held in Brisbane, from 18 to 20 February 2015.

29 January 2015

Two of the world’s biggest philanthropists have predicted that the lives of people in poor countries will improve faster in the next 15 years than at any other time in history.

27 January 2015

Sponsorship expert Abby Clemence asks if your Not for Profit is ready to engage corporate sponsors in 2015 and offers her top tips for planning your new year sponsorship approach.

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