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Revenue – Fundraising

Frameworks for understanding impact at scale

By Business, Revenue - Fundraising

In a project funded by the AMP Foundation and the Paul Ramsay Foundation, Social Ventures Australia (SVA) has undertaken an investigation into the challenges of creating impact at scale in the social sector and equipping social sector leaders in Australia for this endeavor.

As part of the project, a literature review explored various frameworks used by social purpose leaders globally in their pursuit of impact at scale. Each framework offers unique perspectives on achieving impact at scale, addressing aspects such as building blocks, strategic levers, conditions for systems change, scaling strategies, endgame options, field components, and system innovation.

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Mass charities data breach prompts warnings​

By Business, IT/Digital, Revenue - Fundraising

Australian charities are scrambling to review their data management systems and processes in the wake of a ransomware attack exposing the information of tens of thousands of donors.

Authorities have warned organisations to be wary of relying on third-party providers who have access to their data, as the shockwaves continue from a huge fundraising breach that has affected an estimated 70 Australian and New Zealand charities.

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A ‘tentatively good’ budget for not-for-profits and charities

By Board & Governance, Business, Financial Management, Revenue - Fundraising

David Crosbie, CEO of the Community Council for Australia assessment is that this budget passes – and takes some important steps in the right direction – but it is not a bold or assertive budget, and lacks significant and sustained investment in programs and services that could make a real difference to charities, not-for-profits, and the communities they serve.

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Fundraising rules to be harmonised nationally​

By Board & Governance, Business, Revenue - Fundraising

In a move that could save the charity sector $1 million a month and many admin headaches, fundraising regulations will be consistent across the country for the first time. ​

“The principles will give charities and donors a clear understanding of appropriate conduct, while allowing for greater flexibility as to how charities achieve compliance,” said Assistant Minister for Competition, Charities and Treasury Andrew Leigh.

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The Status of ANZ Fundraising – 2022 Benchmark Report​

By Board & Governance, Business, Financial Management, Revenue - Fundraising, Revenue - Other

The very first Status of ANZ Fundraising Report featuring the views and insight of charity professionals working in organisations across Australia and New Zealand. ​

The report creates a comprehensive view of fundraising in 2022 and provides a unique opportunity for charities looking to benchmark their performance.

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What Australia’s rising millennial population means for the future of philanthropy

By Business, People & Culture, Revenue - Fundraising, Revenue - Other

The latest census data reveals that Australia’s millennial population now sits on par with baby boomers. This is a generation that cares deeply about social issues but seeks to take tangible action. Many will use the money they earn and the money they inherit to influence change on issues they care about most.

Brayden Howie, CEO of Action on Poverty, says this echoes a growing generational shift underway within the philanthropic sector that marks the beginning of a new era of giving.

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ACNC annual report shows volatile year for charities​

By Board & Governance, Business, Operations, People & Culture, Revenue - Fundraising, Revenue - Other

The ACNC has tabled its annual report in Parliament, giving a glimpse into the year that was for the charity regulator.​

The report highlights that charities have faced a volatile year, but that charities were resilient even as demand increased.​

The report also highlights the ACNC’s actions over the past year, including enhancements to the Charity Register.​

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Red Tape Cuts For Australian Charities Highlighted In Acnc Annual Report​

By Board & Governance, Business, Operations, People & Culture, Revenue - Fundraising, Revenue - Other

Significant red tape cuts for thousands of Australian charities are highlighted in the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) annual report.

Acting Commissioner Deborah Jenkins said the report sets out a range of achievements in 2021-22. “We worked closely with the Australian Government to implement changes to charity size thresholds, meaning red tape cuts for around 5,000 Australian charities. With their size shifting downward, they have fewer ACNC reporting obligations, starting from the 2022 Annual Information Statement reporting period,” Ms Jenkins said.

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