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.
Australian Not for Profits and social enterprises can now apply for a share in NAB’s new $1 million impact investment fund.
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.
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.
One of the most influential and respected people in Australia’s Not for Profit sector has celebrated a milestone birthday with a twist.
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.
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