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‘It is the right time to help charities’: ALP renews push for urgent fundraising reform

Luke Michael, Thursday, 11th June 2020 -  Advocates say fundraising reform is a zero-cost option to help a struggling sector 

Opinion

Celeste Barber’s story shows us the power of celebrity fundraising… and the importance of reading the fine print

Krystian Seibert, Wednesday, 27th May 2020 -  We shouldn’t let the legal issues associated with the comedian’s record-breaking fundraiser detract from the role celebrities can play by using their platform to promote giving, writes Krystian Seibert.

COVID-19 crisis revives battle to #fixfundraising

Maggie Coggan, Thursday, 23rd April 2020 -  The Charities Crisis Cabinet is calling for an emergency set of national fundraising rules to help struggling charities 

Fake charities use social media as scamming platform of choice

Maggie Coggan, Thursday, 12th March 2020 -  The amount of money stolen by charity scammers has doubled from 2018 to 2019 

Opinion

Fundraising reform – Why it’s different this time

Katherine Raskob, Wednesday, 11th March 2020 -  Katherine Raskob, chief executive officer of the Fundraising Institute Australia, explains why she believes fundraising reform may really be on the horizon.

Calls for a crackdown on fake crowdfunders

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 14th October 2019 -  One of Australia’s largest crowdfunding platforms is calling for the fundraising industry to fight scams together

Charity leaders slam continued inaction on fundraising reform

Luke Michael, Friday, 30th August 2019 -  The charity sector’s hopes of achieving urgent fundraising reform have been dealt a major blow, after the issue was left off the agenda for an influential meeting between consumer affairs ministers.

Opinion

Hoping for a bureaucratic miracle? Don’t hold your breath

David Crosbie, Thursday, 15th August 2019 -  The Consumer Affairs Forum is not a group that is likely to drive significant change in fundraising regulation across Australia, writes Community Council for Australia CEO David Crosbie.

Fix fundraising: ‘The horse has well and truly bolted’

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 7th August 2019 -  The battle to fix fundraising and achieve reforms using the existing state and territory regimes is lost, says the head of Not-for-profit Law at Justice Connect.

Folau’s GoFundMe take down highlights murky fundraising rules

Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 25th June 2019 -  The shutdown of Israel Folau’s GoFundMe campaign raising money for his legal challenge against Rugby Australia has prompted calls from the fundraising sector for stricter regulation of international crowdfunding.   
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