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NSW RSL Inquiry Prompts Calls for Sweeping Fundraising Reform

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 14th February 2018 -  A high-level inquiry has called for sweeping reform of fundraising regulations to make charities more accountable for how they spend public donations, after it found “corruption

Get With The (Donor) Program at FIA Conference 2018

Contributor, Tuesday, 13th February 2018 -  Time is running out to get your tickets to the Fundraising Institute Australia’s (FIA) 41st international fundraising conference, to be held at the Sydney International Convention

Sector Welcomes ‘Sensible’ DGR Reforms

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 6th December 2017 -  The social sector has welcomed the government’s proposed Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) reforms including a move away from plans to limit environmental advocacy. The Minister

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,

New Authority to Oversee Fundraising Code

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 19th October 2017 -  A new independent authority has been established to help raise the bar for fundraisers around best practice and ethical conduct. The Fundraising Institute Australia (FIA) has announced

Annual Reporting for DGRs Will Reduce Red Tape Burden – FIA

Lina Caneva, Friday, 4th August 2017 -  Annual one-stop reporting to the national charity regulator for organisations with deductible gift recipient status (DGRs) would reduce red tape burden, according to peak body

UK Charity Opt-Out Service ‘Unnecessary’ in Australia

Rachel McFadden, Wednesday, 5th July 2017 -  New UK legislation which would fine charities for failing to adhere to a no-contact list is not required in Australia, the nation’s peak body representing professional fundraising

Fish Scholarship Open For 2017

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 14th June 2017 -  Small Australian charities are being given the chance to get a free education boost. Fundraising consultancy and social enterprise Fish Community Solutions has announced its Fish

FIA Board Approves New Fundraising Code

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 13th June 2017 -  Fundraising in Australia is set to be governed by a new code in a bid to reflect best practice and meet community expectations. Following an extensive review, the Fundraising Institute

Review of Consumer Law Sees Charity Sector ‘Fobbed Off’

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 26th April 2017 -  A coalition of not-for-profit organisations under the #fixfundraising banner says the charity sector has been “fobbed off” and relegated to third position in any future reform…

Five Steps to Moving People From Interest to Action for Your Cause

Derrick Feldmann, Wednesday, 15th March 2017 -  At the core of humanity, people want to do good, but they often need a push to take the first step, writes international speaker and Achieve president Derrick Feldmann, who was the keynote

Fundraisers Smash Sector Myths

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 7th March 2017 -  Fundraisers are on a mission to dispel some commonly held “myths” about the sector. In what marked a world first, the Fundraising Institute of Australia, in conjunction with
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