There is clear potential for a vibrant, dynamic, and informed impact investment market in Australia with the possibility of A$10 billion in impact assets under management within the next five years, a new report reveals.
The social purpose sector must think differently about how to tap into new capital to fund social change, the outgoing CEO of Social Ventures Australia Michael Traill said.
It is time for Australian philanthropy to move past its negative associations with the word transparency, writes Krystian Seibert, Policy & Research Manager with Philanthropy Australia.
An online crowdfunding initiative providing seed funding for 11 Australian social impact projects has been launched by online bank ING Direct.
Creative Partnerships Australia will allocate $1.75 million in matched funding for development and fundraising campaigns that will assist arts organisations to attract new donors and grow stronger donor networks.
International crowdfunding heavyweight, Liz Wald has a vision for the future of crowdfunding - stretching from the world’s richest economies to the poorest.
Gone are the days where an endorsement from a loved celebrity or high-rating talk show host ensured instant visibility and influence over a charity’s target demographic, writes digital marketing expert Richenda Vermeulen.
The Australia Council for the Arts has unveiled a new grants model set to allow a greater diversity of artists and organisations to apply for funding.
A new online op-shop style concept, GiveShop, wants to tap into the burgeoning second-hand exchange market to give charities access to income from the sale of second-hand goods without having to set up their own shopfront or handle a single secondhand item.
Australia’s first social benefit bond will deliver a return of 7.5 per cent to investors this year, a certification by auditor Deloitte has shown.
Diabetes research foundation, JDRF, has been recognised as the 2014 Charity of the Year in The Australian Charity Awards - an initiative of the Australian Business Awards.
The credit cards of more than 12,000 donors and charity partners to the crowdfunding and online fundraising organisation mycause are said to have been “compromised” after its website was hacked last week.
Fundraising Institute Australia has opened nominations for its 2015 National Fundraising Awards, with a new award for small organisations added to the lineup of honours.
The lack of systematic reform of Australia's Deductible Gift Recipient framework is a particular problem and continues to let many of our charities down, writes Krystian Seibert, Policy & Research Manager with Philanthropy Australia.
Pro Bono Australia’s Guide to Giving publication will celebrate its 25th year in 2015 - a publication that puts Not for Profit organisations in front of 56,000 donors Australia-wide each year.
A ground-breaking online donation matching marketplace called Givematcher allows any Australian donor to donate to charities and, in real-time, to have their donations matched by a choice of socially-minded companies that have allocated budgets to support the same charities.
Women’s odds of successfully getting crowdfunded are superior to those of men, according to new research.
The Australian Tax Office has decided not to appeal a Federal Court decision giving national Not for Profit, the Hunger Project, Public Benevolent Institution status - paving the way for more charities to access the fundraising status.
In the US, 20 private-sector investors have committed more than $1.5 billion in new impact investments, on the heels of a new report on how the government can partner with investors to unleash new capital and use private money for public good.
A new report on giving in the US has revealed Americans donated an estimated $335.17 billion to charitable causes in 2013, a three per cent increase from 2012.
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