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Senate Approves Inquiry into Charity Fundraising

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 20th June 2018 -  The Australian Senate has agreed to establish a select committee to undertake an inquiry into charity fundraising in the 21st century. The proposal, which was brought before the

Alexa Harnesses Voice Technology to Make Charitable Giving Easier

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 4th April 2018 -  Users of Amazon Alexa can now donate to nearly 50 charities using just their voice, with the launch of a new feature that aims to make charitable giving easier. Alexa Donations, which

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

FIA Set for Brand Refresh in 2018

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 20th December 2017 -  Fundraising Institute Australia (FIA) is set for a “brand refresh”, with CEO Rob Edwards and a number of long-term directors stepping down in 2018. Edwards has been the CEO of

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,

Stop Bashing Charities Over their Fundraising Costs

Rob Edwards, Thursday, 23rd November 2017 -  The CEO of Fundraising Institute Australia, Rob Edwards has called for an end to what he calls “charity bashing” over the cost of fundraising, arguing fundraisers are being held

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

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

Charity Workers Take Class Action Against Alleged Contracting Scam

Lina Caneva, Saturday, 22nd October 2016 -  A group of former charity street fundraisers, “chuggers”, have joined a class action against a third-party global fundraising company Appco claiming to have been ripped off…

Fundraising From Vulnerable People

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 11th October 2016 -  A new guide has been published to help charities engage with vulnerable people while fundraising to protect public trust. The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission

FIA Launches Doing Good Campaign

Xavier Smerdon, Thursday, 23rd October 2014 -  Fundraising national peak body, the Fundraising Institute Australia has launched a consumer campaign, Doing Good Australia, where people share their personal stories via social…
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