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Australia’s Millionaires Snubbing Philanthropy

Xavier Smerdon, Tuesday, 12th January 2016 -  Australia’s richest people are the least philanthropic in the world, giving less to charity than those from other countries, according to a new report. The Wealth-X and Arton Capital

Gender Income Differences Affect Couples’ Donations

Xavier Smerdon, Thursday, 24th September 2015 -  The charitable causes to which married couples donate to are affected by the differences in gender income, a new report out of the US has found. In the US, the Indiana University – Purdue…

Americans Give Record $358 Billion to Charity

Xavier Smerdon, Thursday, 18th June 2015 -  Americans gave an estimated $US358.38 billion to charity in 2014,breaking a record that has stood for 60 years, with the majority of “mega-gifts” given by relatively…

Aussies Lag on Workplace Gender Disclosure

Xavier Smerdon, Wednesday, 17th June 2015 -  Australian companies publicly report less information on equal opportunities for women in the workplace than their UK and US counterparts, a new study reveals. Equal Opportunity

Rhetoric About Impact Investing Outpacing Reality

Xavier Smerdon, Tuesday, 2nd June 2015 -  A survey of US-based Chief Executives, including those from large private foundations, suggests that the rhetoric around impact investing seems to be outpacing the reality. The…

Teens Rule Social Media – NFP Report

Xavier Smerdon, Thursday, 16th April 2015 -  Almost a quarter of all American teenagers go online “almost constantly,” facilitated by the widespread availability of smartphones, according to a new national…

Australia Moves Up International Scale of Generosity

Xavier Smerdon, Tuesday, 18th November 2014 -  Australia has climbed to sixth place in a global report measuring generosity around the world after New Zealand. The number of people saying they had helped a stranger has risen over…

Evolution Needed to Attract Younger Workers

Xavier Smerdon, Monday, 10th November 2014 -  In 2015, millennials, people born between 1981 and 1996, will become the largest generation in the US workforce and with their takeover, the value of hard skills will outweigh personalities,…

USA Looks to Copy ACNC

Xavier Smerdon, Thursday, 6th November 2014 -  Charity regulators from across the United States are looking to the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission (ACNC) for advice on cutting the red tape burden that charities…

US Warns on Ebola Charity Scams

Xavier Smerdon, Tuesday, 28th October 2014 -  Fake charities have started to emerge in the USA in the wake of the Ebola virus scare, forcing watchdog organisations to warn people to be wary of scams. The Federal Trade Commission…

QLD to Host International Research Centre

Xavier Smerdon, Thursday, 9th October 2014 -  Experts from universities, Governments and NGOs across seven countries are set to tackle the urgent problems of people with deep and persistent disadvantage through a $28 million…

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Top Tips on E-Newsletters

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 30th September 2014 -  US Not for Profit technology guru Heather Mansfield has given her top 10 tips for creating the best and most effective e-newsletters. Despite the rapid rise of social media, more online…
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