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Giving governance

Lisa Grinham, Thursday, 27th February 2020 -  When it comes to organisations spending donations, the sentiment of “get it done” is admirable, but it must be extended to “get it done right”, writes Lisa Grinham, CEO of Good2Give.

NGOs seen to be lacking in competence, study reveals

Luke Michael, Friday, 21st February 2020 -  But NGOs are considered the only ethical institution Australians believe NGOs are ethical but falling short on competence, according to new research. The release of Australian

The key role of community organisations in disaster recovery

Cassandra Goldie, Friday, 14th February 2020 -  The community service sector is committed to helping those impacted for as long as it takes to rebuild and protect communities into the future. But as work continues on-the-ground,

Change and charity

David Ritter, Thursday, 13th February 2020 -  The beauty of our shared charity is not going to be enough in the face of the fires – it is only through advocacy that we can prevent the fires of the future, writes Greenpeace Australia

Fears of donor fatigue as bushfire relief efforts charge on

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 12th February 2020 -  Charity CEO describes relief effort as a marathon, not a sprint  National food aid charity FoodBank fears the rush of donor support seen at the height of the bushfire crisis is dwindling,

Taking stock: Four tips to prevent fraud and theft in our bushfire response

Oliver May, Thursday, 6th February 2020 -  Drawing on his experience of crises worldwide, Oliver May reflects on what we can learn about fraud prevention in our bushfire response. Maybe it was the time I walked into a hot warehouse,

Donating in a humanitarian crisis: What donors should know

Jocelyn Condon, Tuesday, 4th February 2020 -  Jocelyn Condon from ACFID shines a light on what donors can expect to know about how donations are spent and why speed is not always the best indicator of money well-spent. In recent

Environment group and bushfire victims take aim at ANZ on climate change

Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 4th February 2020 -  “It is illegal for someone to light a bushfire, and we believe it is illegal for companies to finance the burning of our common home,” Friends of the Earth says   Friends of the Earth

Post-fire plan to house all Australians

Robert Pradolin, Monday, 3rd February 2020 -  We must harness the collective goodwill that has been demonstrated after the bushfires as part of a longer-term and economically-based strategy to house all Australians, writes

Your nature snaps could help restore Australia’s devastated bushland

Maggie Coggan, Saturday, 1st February 2020 -  The project has received nearly 200 submissions in 24 hours     Australians are being urged to swap Instagram for a new photo sharing platform documenting the recovery of bushfire-affected

The bastard subsidiarity of bushfire responses

Contributor, Thursday, 30th January 2020 -  The shift from solidarity to suspicion we have seen in light of the bushfire crisis reflects the ambivalence of governments and of many citizens to charitable and community organisations.

Australians going ‘above and beyond’ normal giving during bushfire crisis

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 29th January 2020 -  New study shows people are continuing to give to their favourite causes while also donating to the disaster relief effort   Just over half of Australian adults have made a donation
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