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Impact investment needs to stretch horizontally not just vertically

Ingrid Burkett, Friday, 24th April 2020 -  Professor Ingrid Burkett and Professor of Practice Alex Hannant consider the emerging field of equity crowdfunding, and the role this could play in provoking dialogue across impact

How the world gives during a time of social dislocation

Emma Sakellaris, Wednesday, 8th April 2020 -  To come together to weather the immediate storm, a different approach to giving is needed, writes Emma Sakellaris, pointing to a rise in direct giving. The ubiquitous presence of

Crowdfunding: When the government fails to act, the public wearily steps up

Contributor, Wednesday, 18th December 2019 -  GoFundMe has revealed its most successful campaigns of the year. It paints a picture where farmers are seeking relief from the drought and firefighters stretched to their limits

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 A lack of donor protections on crowdfunding websites could see

How Australian NGOs can embrace crowdfunding to boost donation efforts

Contributor, Tuesday, 1st October 2019 -  In light of the recent Global NGO Technology report, GoFundMe regional manager Nicola Britton shares her learnings on how to make your crowdfunding campaign a success. This year’s

An angel dressed as a plumber

Maggie Coggan, Saturday, 21st September 2019 -  An English plumber has become an internet sensation after refusing to bill a 91-year-old woman with acute leukemia for work on her boiler.  James Anderson has run his not-for-profit

The five Cs of a successful crowdfunding campaign

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 27th August 2019 -  In the last few years crowdfunding platforms have raised billions of dollars worldwide, so it’s no surprise that social enterprises, not for profits and changemakers are turning

How to revamp your fundraising strategy with live crowdfunding

Contributor, Tuesday, 30th April 2019 -  Live crowdfunding is a tried-and-tested model that engages donors in a fun and memorable way, write The Funding Network (TFN), which are sharing their IP and methodology so you can

How crowdfunding is helping US charities build trust

Luke Michael, Thursday, 18th April 2019 -  American charities turning to crowdfunding are experiencing an increase in giving because donors think they’re more transparent, new research shows. Analysis from Indiana University’s

Campaign to Free Aboriginal Women Raises Almost $300K

Luke Michael, Monday, 14th January 2019 -  A crowdfunding campaign to free Aboriginal women who have been jailed for unpaid fines has raised almost $300,000 and put pressure on the state government to change the law that advocates

Crowdfunding – a Solution or a Problem?

Contributor, Thursday, 20th December 2018 -  Crowdfunding can be a great way for charities to raise funds for a worthy cause but a badly communicated and delivered campaign can be problematic, writes HLB Mann Judd. Competition

Live Crowdfunding Raises Half a Million to Increase Social Impact

Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 13th November 2018 -  Australia’s first blended live crowdfunding event has raised close to half a million dollars for three grassroots social enterprises, and has been touted as an innovative way to
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