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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
There are some simple and inexpensive policy changes which can help grow impact investing in Australia, and the re-establishment of the Prime Minister's Community Business Partnership provides a unique opportunity to deliver them, writes Krystian Seibert, Policy & Research Manager with Philanthropy Australia.
Australian sporting legend and cancer campaigner, Glenn McGrath, has turned to online gaming to raise money for his charity.
The Australian man behind one of the biggest charity campaigns ever has called on Not for Profits to start making better connections with advertising and marketing agencies.
Former Australian Disability Discrimination Commissioner and now Chair of the Attitude Foundation, Graeme Innes, is heading up an online crowdsourcing campaign to fund a documentary series around positive disability stories.
A story that has circulated widely throughout the internet claiming some of the biggest charities in the world were reducing their “efficiency” by paying multi-million dollar salaries to their CEOs has been proven to be false.
Some 14 charities across Australia will share in $350,000 worth of funding to support a range of grassroots health programs aimed at young people and carers as part of nib foundation’s sixth annual Community Grants Program.
Customer-owned financial institution, Beyond Bank Australia, has launched a Bushfire Appeal to raise funds for residents of South Australia devastated by the fires.
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A two day forum exploring payment-by-outcome projects, focusing on the social causes of re-offending in Queensland, delivered some challenging but innovative approaches to addressing them, writes Sandy Blackburn-Wright, Managing Director of Social Outcomes.
An Australian charity has capitalised on the hipster trend of growing beards, making international news for their Christmas “Beard Baubles” fundraising campaign.
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