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The Christmas Appeal round-up

The pandemic did not hinder Christmas giving, the findings from our recent appeal survey show. We share an overview of tactics, learnings and what turned out to be some very healthy results.

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What donors think

Mark Phillips on the longer-term impact of COVID-19 on giving in Australia and the five things charities should do now

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Reflections of a busy fundraiser

Time-poor and stressed out? You need to put your oxygen mask on first. Nicole Lovelock takes the time to explain why and how you can do that

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FIA Awards 2022 – WINNER – Most Outstanding Fundraising Project & Best Supporter Experience

A donor-centric culture led to MSQ’s biggest fundraising year in the organisation’s 63-year history

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FIA Awards 2022 – JOINT WINNER – Impact Through Events

CEO DARE TO CURE – Children’s Cancer Institute  Reckon you could get into a snake bath, walk across hot coals, or stick your hand into a ‘mystery box’ of creepy crawlies? That’s what fundraisers were asked to do in the CEO Dare to Cure event.  The concept  CEOs or business leaders register for the event and […]

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FIA Awards 2022 – JOINT WINNER – Impact Through Events

THE LONGEST DAY – Cancer Council NSW Charity golf days — nothing new, right? Well, it depends on how you run them. With an innovative approach, Cancer Council NSW established a golf day that would become a true diamond in their portfolio of events.  The concept The Longest Day is a first-of-its-kind peer-to-peer golf challenge […]

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FIA Awards 2022 – Arthur Venn Lifetime Achievement Award

ROEWEN WISHART, Director, Xponential Group An Australian authority on high-return fundraising strategies is the recipient of this year’s prestigious award. Director of Xponential Group and founder of the Australian Major Gifts Benchmarking Study, Roewen Wishart’s experience covers all areas of fundraising with a focus on strategy, major gifts, campaign development and gifts-in-wills.  Rowen has worked extensively […]

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FIA Awards 2022 – Young Fundraiser of the Year

TOM HANSFORD Grants Coordinator, Asylum Seeker Resource Centre That an independent audit of the management of a grant valued at $3.8 million received a close to perfect score was mostly due to the calibre of the work of Tom Hansford. Starting out in 2019 as a volunteer grants officer working just one day a week before […]

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FIA Awards 2022 – Fundraiser of the Year

CARL YOUNG Philanthropy and Fundraising Director, Peter MacCallum Cancer Foundation The stats are compelling when it comes to Carl Young’s success as a fundraiser and nonpfrofit leader. Net revenue grew from $17 million in FY16 to $23.9 million in FY21 — an increase of 40%. Peter Mac’s donor base grew from 109,000 in FY16 to 124,469 […]

Death tech: the big disrupter to gifts in wills

Technology is bringing greater transparency and wider participation to an important but underutilised revenue stream

Donations decrease for the first time since 2015

The results of the 2022 McNair yellowSquares Survey of Public Awareness and Support of Leading Charities are in

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It’s all going swimmingly

Australia is a nation of swimmers and two charities have won their hearts. F&P takes a deep dive into their highly successful P2P fundraising

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Charity leaders must step up

Katherine Raskob on the four key areas that charity CEOs and board members should focus on to truly become fundraising leaders

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Build it and they will come

The Property Industry Foundation has a deep understanding of how to make corporate partnerships work. Fiona Atkinson finds out more

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A systemic approach: can it change the game for your philanthropic asks?

F&P’s Fiona Atkinson talks to Steve Killelea about his journey into international aid, the creation of the Global Peace Index, and why you should always keep funders closely connected to the work they support

Is your organisation digitally mature?

In 2021, Blackbaud Pacific surveyed 134 organisations across Australia and New Zealand to explore how they had adapted and innovated throughout the many challenges brought on by the pandemic. The results outlined in 2021’s The Dynamics of Change report made for encouraging reading. In the face of significant obstacles, the vast majority of social good […]

Talking Point: Tell us about your winter appeals

Anthea Iva, Director of Redstone Marketing, asks three nonprofit executives for their perspectives on fundraising.

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5 minutes with a fundraiser – Tom Duggan

We speak to Tom Duggan, Associate Director of Individual Giving at Plan International Australia

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