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Five mistakes not to make if you want to give well

Maggie Coggan, Thursday, 11th June 2020 -  The team at Koda Capital share their tips on not just how to give, but how to do it properly  You only have to look back over the past few months to see that in times of crisis, philanthropy

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  Generous Aussies are being warned to watch who they give to on social media after new data revealed the number

Business and bushfires – a change for good?

David Pearson, Tuesday, 10th March 2020 -  Could the way businesses have stepped up in the wake of this summer’s bushfire crisis point to a “new normal” for business, asks David Pearson. Last summer’s devastating bushfire

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
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