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Five minutes with a fundraiser – Arani Duggan

What did you want to be when you grew up?  Throughout my childhood I was always involved in theatre, so like a lot of other kids, I wanted to be an actor. Funnily enough, my involvement in theatre meant that I did a lot of fundraising. A play I was in was selected to represent […]

Creative process
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Caritas and the creative process

Catherine Braybon explains how the international aid charity develops compelling campaigns to inspire support

Berry Street Tax Campaign
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FIA Awards 2021 – WINNER – Fundraising Impact through Creativity

‘A Sign of Love’ – Berry Street’s Tax Campaign 2020 Launched during the pandemic, Chloe’s story in Berry Street’s ‘A Sign of Love’ campaign stands out and captures donors’ imagination. 2020 was a roller coaster year for Berry Street and its clients: kids impacted by family violence and neglect. The bushfires and coronavirus had affected the Victoria-based family […]

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FIA Awards 2021 – WINNER – Fundraiser of the Year

Trudi Mitchell Deputy National Director for Australia for UNHCR (A4UNHCR), Trudi Mitchell, took out the Fundraiser of the Year award for her leadership, tenacity and influence in the organisation. With over 25 years’ experience in the sector, Trudi has played an instrumental role in leading the team through the pandemic. Working with the National Director […]

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FIA Awards 2021 – WINNER – Arthur Venn Lifetime Achievement Award

Wendy Scaife FIA’s Arthur Venn Lifetime Achievement Award for 2021 went to Wendy Scaife for her invaluable contribution to the sector. Wendy has worked in, studied and taught philanthropy and fundraising for over 30 years. In her role as Associate Professor and Director of the Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies (ACPNS) at QUT, […]

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FIA Awards 2021 – WINNER – Young Fundraiser of the Year

Luke Toebelmann Luke Toebelmann has only been in the sector for five years but has already made a mark. The Corporate Partnerships Manager at the Brotherhood of St. Laurence (BSL), Luke has helped grow their income to over $5 million in just 12 months. Luke was also involved in the strategy behind securing BSL’s largest […]

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FIA Awards 2021 – WINNER – Impact on a Shoestring

St John’s Care Emergency Appeal With only three weeks of food and funds when COVID-19 hit, St John’s Care had to think quick and cheap. What can you do with $328.05? Quite a lot, actually.  This was the budget for St John’s Care, a small emergency support organisation operating in Reid, ACT. The organisation runs […]

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FIA Awards 2021 – WINNER – Most Outstanding Fundraising Project & Best Pivot Campaign or Initiative

Arts Wellbeing Collective COVID-19 Crisis Appeal – Arts Centre Melbourne Changing your fundraising proposition is no mean feat, but this is what Arts Centre Melbourne had to do when COVID-19 meant their ask was no longer relevant. They had to pivot. When the pandemic hit, the Arts Centre Melbourne was forced to close theatres and cancel […]

Talking Point: What is the biggest threat to fundraising in 2021?

The Director of Redstone Marketing asks three nonprofit executives for their perspectives. BREE JOPP Community Fundraising Officer, Australian Conservation Foundation The ACF pushes for bold solutions to make this country better. As an advocacy organisation, we expose environmental destruction and create real solutions for a better future. We are made up of over 700,000 passionate […]

Creating Impact
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Creating Impact

Grantmakers in the US are beginning to understand the power of unrestricted funding. Here’s how nonprofit executives can collaborate with grantors on capacity building

Fundraising & social media

Fundraising & social media: what’s next?

Imagine if every post you ever made on Facebook or Twitter could be monetised into micro-donations for a cause you care deeply about. Imagine, instead of toxic trolls and constant conflict, there was a social network that focused on what good we could do for the world, instead of what bad is currently happening to […]

Corporate philanthropy
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Will the ongoing global pandemic usher in a new era of corporate philanthropy?

Now is the time for corporates to consider their purpose and move beyond traditional ways of giving back by implementing a new mindset, argue Iain Rawlinson and Ben Morton Wright from Global Philanthropic

People power
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People power

Jim Green on how Hear and Say took a people-centred approach to growing a P2P campaign during a global pandemic

Fundraising in 2030

Fundraising in 2030: The most important skills you need to know

Fundraising in 2030. Looking so far ahead may feel daunting. After all, in 2020, very few of us were able to look beyond even the next few weeks, let alone months or years. It’s fair to say 2020 turned the fundraising world upside down, forcing all of us to rethink. One thing we can all […]

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Inside a global competition for a $US100 million grant

The MacArthur Foundation makes a big bet on funding solutions to the critical problems of our time

En Pointe
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En Pointe

We go backstage at the West Australian Ballet to speak to Philanthropy Director, Catherine Henwood, and winner of the Creative Partnerships Australia Emerging Philanthropist Award, Alexandra Burt.

Navigating uncharted waters to help nonprofits

For more than 20 years, an unsung hero of the nonprofit world has empowered fundraisers to achieve more for their causes through cutting-edge technology

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