Category Archives: fundraising

DGR Reform


The Treasury Department has called for submissions commenting on a new discussion paper around Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) reform.  Read the paper here. Submissions are due by 4 August – as per the website – the discussion paper had 14 … Continue reading

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11 local giving circles – find one near you


There has been phenomenal growth in giving circles in Australia recently, so here’s a handy list to help keep track. Act of Women Giving  Membership: $250, $500 or $1,000 – supporting advancing opportunities for women & girls through education or … Continue reading

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Giving Australia 2016


The Giving Australia 2016 reports, commissioned by the Prime Minister’s Community Business Partnership, and researched and developed by QUT, Swinburne and the Centre for Social Impact, has now been completed. Bite size portions are now available together with fact sheets, … Continue reading

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Giving Australia 2016 – a preview


The Giving Australia 2016 report is being launched on 1 December.  It’s been just over ten years since the last major survey of generosity and philanthropy in Australia was undertaken.  Both these reports were initiated by the Prime Minister’s Community … Continue reading

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Generosity Forum – a collective giving conversation


As you know, my focus recently has been on giving circles and collective giving. So I was very happy to attend the Generosity Forum: Conversations in Changing Philanthropy this week to hear Tom Hull from the Funding Network, Gillian Hund … Continue reading

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Cause Report – 20 years of (r)evolution


JBWere and NAB have launched John McLeod’s “The Cause Report – 20 years of (r)evolution in the nonprofit sector” which is the first major statistical analysis of the charitable and non profit sector since 1996.  The report will be available on the … Continue reading

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Philanthropy and the Arts – review


Philanthropy and the Arts is a new book by Professor Jennifer Radbourne and Kenneth Watkins (published in October 2015). While it purports to be a best practice fundraising guide for arts organisations in Australia, it is more of a history … Continue reading

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The Funding Network


The Funding Network was established in Melbourne just over a year ago, based on a model from the United Kingdom.  It’s a new model of live crowdfunding where donors come together to hear about charitable projects and then make pledges … Continue reading

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Pivotal People Pivotal Journeys – a study on CEOS and fundraising


A research team at ACPNS, Dr Wendy Scaife, Marie Crittal and Katie McDonald has released a new working paper, Pivotal People Pivotal Journeys.  This follows on from Who’s Asking for What? released in 2013 which explored the role played by CEOs … Continue reading

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Philanthropy and art: why Australia’s wealthy don’t invest in culture


Check out this opinion piece from Raven by John McDonald art critic for the Sydney Morning Herald and film critic for the Australian Financial review.

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