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Pandemic pressure grows on volunteers, demand, fundraising but there's hope on the horizon

Pandemic pressure grows on volunteers, demand, fundraising but there’s hope on the horizon

By Business, Revenue - Fundraising

Not-for-profits in Australia are coming under intense pressure a year on from the start of the COVID-19 pandemic with 52 percent reporting more demand for services, and the majority suffering a slump in volunteers and donations. Denis Moriarty, group managing director, Our Community, said the immense pressure meant it was time for governments to do more to support the sector.

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Charities burdened by fundraising red tape

Charities burdened by fundraising red tape

By Business, Revenue - Fundraising

“An independent survey of more than 600 charities and NFPs reveals a significant number of Australian charities are caught up in fundraising red tape that limits their capacity to pursue essential fundraising activities and philanthropic support. The Fundraising Survey 2021 report highlights that 40 percent of Australian charities find current fundraising rules are “an unnecessary financial burden” while 1 in 5 charities believe the current rules and regulations have become an impediment to fundraising.” – Philanthropy Australia

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Time to head back to (fundraising) school

Time to head back to (fundraising) school

By Business, Revenue - Fundraising

Fundraising Institute Australia (FIA) has announced they have launched several new short courses for fundraising professionals from entry-level to advanced.  These courses offer professional development to suit different learning styles or time commitments, including webinars, online self-paced courses or online tutor-led learning. Probono discusses with Karen Mutch, FIA’s executive manager of education, the ongoing professional development in digital fundraising and the potential to inspire fundraising professionals further.

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Professional fundraising peak body launches 2021 policy priorities

Professional fundraising peak body launches 2021 policies priorities 

By Business, Revenue - Fundraising

The Fundraising Institute Australia announced its policy priorities for 2021, pushing for further fundraising red tape reduction and fundraising regulation across all states and territories. “Our 2021 policy priorities demonstrate our commitment to the fundraising sector and the critical issues our 1,200 members and the broader fundraising community are currently facing.” said Katherine Raskob, chief executive officer.

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Rethinking the business of charity

Rethinking the business of charity

By Business, Revenue - Fundraising

As the charity sector is struggling to rebuild itself following the destruction caused by the global pandemic, leaders are now challenged to rethink their traditional resources such as donors. Former M&A lawyer, Save the Children’s Paul Ronald’s reflects on his experience in the charity sector striving to restore affected organisations.

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Now or never – Time to fix fundraising

Now or Never – Time to Fix Fundraising

By Business, Revenue - Fundraising

David Crosbie from ProBono Australia describes the desperate need for charities to reset themselves and adapt to the growing platform of online fundraising following the heavy impact of COVID-19. Crosbie also proposes a set of draft regulatory draft principles following issues of fundraising regulations raised by federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg.

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