Civil Voices
MEDIA, JOBS & RESOURCES FOR THE COMMON GOOD

Australian Charities Urged to Enable Mobile Donations This Christmas

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 12th December 2017 -  Charities need to modernise their donation strategies and utilise mobile and tap-and-go payments, or they risk missing out on donations from digitally-savvy consumers this Christmas, according to new research.

Australians Give Less as NFPs Move to Find New Revenue

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 6th December 2017 -  Australians are donating less to charity – by about $1 billion a year –  as not-for-profit organisations move to find new ways to raise the funds to deliver community services, according to a new report by the national charity regulator.

Opinion

Why We Need Philanthropy Champions

Alan Schwartz, Tuesday, 5th December 2017 -  We need more visionary Australians who are prepared to join the impact movement by using their private wealth for public good, writes Philanthropy Australia Council president Alan Schwartz, coinciding with the launch of Philanthropy Champions.

New Program Receives Grant to Help Women With Disability Find Work

Luke Michael, Monday, 4th December 2017 -  Grant funding has been awarded to a new project assisting women living with disability to gain employment, through mentorships and the use of professional networks.

CPA Turns Old Finance Tools Into New Skills

Contributor, Tuesday, 28th November 2017 -  After 25 years as a senior finance professional, William Duperouzel BEM FCPA relished the chance to join a charity that turns old tools into new skills for communities in need, writes Belinda Parkes in this article that first appeared in CPA Australi

ACCC Raises Concerns With Charities’ Transparency Around Third-Party Fundraising

Luke Michael, Monday, 27th November 2017 -  New research has raised concerns about the level of transparency by some charities around third-party fundraising, and the disclosure of the size and structure of fees paid to these agencies.

NFPs Need Greater Investment in New Technologies and Social Media

Luke Michael, Monday, 27th November 2017 -  Not-for-profit organisations need to engage with millennials by further investing in new technologies and social media to facilitate greater giving and fundraising, according to a new report.

Wage Theft Rampant Among Migrant Workers in Australia

Luke Michael, Thursday, 23rd November 2017 -  A third of international students and backpackers are paid about half the legal minimum wage, according to a major new report into wage theft in Australia.

Opinion

Stop Bashing Charities Over their Fundraising Costs

Rob Edwards, Thursday, 23rd November 2017 -  The CEO of Fundraising Institute Australia, Rob Edwards has called for an end to what he calls “charity bashing” over the cost of fundraising, arguing fundraisers are being held to an unfair double standard in the media and by some opinion leader

Sage Foundation’s Enterprise Funding Round Opens

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 22nd November 2017 -  Global cloud business management company, Sage has launched the second round of funding from Sage Foundation’s Enterprise Fund for Australian not-for-profit organisations.
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