Strict new guidelines for the use of charity bins have been introduced by in the ACT Government after more than a year of negotiations with local charities.
Not for Profits are looking more and more into innovative ways to improve income streams, one of which is through social enterprise. The presentation “Let’s Talk Business”, as part of the Givewell Forum for Purpose, looked at how NFPs can succeed in maintaining a social enterprise.
Customer-owned bank, bankmecu has stepped into the online fundraising arena joining with crowdfunding platform Pozible to help fund new social enterprise projects.
Seeing Eye Dogs Australia’s new Kennel and Puppy Centre is “living proof” that Not for Profit mergers do create more opportunities for clients, says Dr Kevin Murfitt, chair of Vision Australia, a national provider of blindness and low vision services.
Combining adventure travel with charity fundraising is rapidly rising in popularity, as freelance journalist Sue Vittori discovered at the Fundraising Institute Australia’s recent Melbourne conference.
The School for Social Entrepreneurs Australia has launched a free fundraising guide for social enterprises and Not for Profits.
A coffee catch up between two friends six years ago saw one cancer charity raise $10 million and expand its scope to being hands on in the prevention, research and funding process for cancer. Charity founder Gary Bertwistle says their success is due to thinking differently.
PhD researcher Karen Sutherland offers her tips on what Not for Profits can do to inspire people to be ongoing supporters if they are only supporting their friends or family rather than the actual organisation to which they are donating.
In an Australian first, award winning recording artist, Christine Anu is set to produce a one-of-a-kind music track from the rhythm of Australians’ heartbeats to raise awareness and funds for heart research.
One of Australia’s largest gift giving appeals has set a new record with 470,658 gifts collected for people in need in the run up to Christmas.
National poultry producer Steggles has called for applications for an Australian children's charity to become the 2014 Steggles Sydney Roosters “Charity of Choice”.
Electronic funds management company eftpos says its 2013 Giveback campaign has achieved its target to donate $2 million to fight diabetes and skin cancer.
Humanitarian Not for Profit, Engineers Without Borders (EWB) has been chosen as the exclusive charity partner for City of Sydney’s New Year celebrations – putting EWB up in lights on the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
Australia’s Royal Flying Doctor Service has again been named the country’s most reputable Not for Profit organisation, ranking highest in the 2013 AMR Charity Reputation Index.
Melbourne Not for Profit organisation Youth Projects has unveiled a confronting Christmas themed community service announcement (CSA) that shines a spotlight on the harsh living conditions of Melbourne’s disadvantaged and homeless.
The Australian philanthropic sector has been urged to collaborate in providing natural disaster support and to consider the longer-term recovery of affected communities.
A national cancer Not for Profit is using the latest ‘virtual’ technology to upscale its annual ‘bandanna’ fundraiser.
The area of ‘disease prevention and medical research’ is currently leading the public online poll undertaken by electronic funds transfer system company, eftpos Australia in its campaign to to give $2 million to Australian charities.
Good Return is working hard to live up to its name. Established by World Education Australia in 2009, Good Return specialises in providing microfinance and financial education to women in poverty in the Asia Pacific region. It’s a model the Westpac group has also embraced.
While the world’s most publicised crowdfunding campaigns can only be described as addressing ‘first world problems’ a newer generation of crowdfunding platforms is allowing Not for Profits and social entrepreneurs an opportunity to raise the funds to create a better future for their communities. Entrepreneur, Tom Dawkins from StartSomeGood explains.
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