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Fundraising lessons from 568km of pedal power

This year, a team of cyclists from Metricon doubled their previous fundraising result for Canteen. How did they do it and what did the partners learn?

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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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10 digital trends that will shape nonprofits

Originally published March 2021 Recently named one of the 25 most influential nonprofit thought leaders and one of the seven nonprofit thought leaders to follow on Twitter during the coronavirus crisis, Julia Campbell is on a mission to make the digital world a better place.    What’s on tap for nonprofit marketing this year? Which digital marketing […]

They came, they baked, they ‘rose’ to the challenge

The Bread & Butter Project recently completed their first crowdfunding campaign for asylum seekers and refugees. We share the outcomes.

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The rise and rise of giving days 

As events went virtual in 2020, giving days became a fundraising go-to. Tania Burstin shares her thoughts about their rapid rise and the four pillars of giving day success.

To give, or not to give: what’s motivating peer-to-peer donors?

New research aims to find out so get involved to gain valuable insights for your P2P strategies and maximise income from events.

FIA Awards finalists and state winners announced 

This year’s awards acknowledge ground-breaking innovation and creativity in response to the continuing pandemic, alongside an unbreakable commitment to best practice fundraising and exceptional donor care.

Top 12 F&P articles of 2021

Curiosity, case studies, corporates and COVID-19 dominated the interest in our articles in 2021. Here we look back at the year that was.

Digital pivot pays dividends for Cure Brain Cancer Foundation

Facing multiple lockdowns, border closures and an immuno-compromised community, Cure Brain Cancer Foundation has bucked the trend of fundraising in 2021, raising over $1.9million for its most recent flagship event, Walk4BrainCancer.

GivingTuesday is in its ninth year – has it been a success?

Widely adopted in the US, billions raised worldwide, and a slow uptake in Australia. With the campaign happening this week, we take a look at results and share insights.

A new virtual peer-to-peer event receives national award

In its first year, the March On Challenge made light work of its target, more than tripling the anticipated fundraising result. The goal? To prevent veteran suicide.

Worldwide peer-2-peer event goes virtual for second year

A global pandemic isn’t enough to stop the fundraising efforts of the RBC, raising millions for youth-focused charities.

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Innovate or die!

Innovation is more than just launching a new campaign or event. Here’s what you should do before you brainstorm your next big idea.

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St John Giving: Reshaping their story for WA

After serving the community since 1891, St John WA is telling their story to inspire community fundraising. 

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Let’s get ready for your digital transformation

Digi.Raise + EventRaise recently wrapped up for 2021. Andrea Riddell and Andrew Sadauskas share eight digital fundraising lessons from the conference.

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Riding high

Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research took a huge gamble bringing their charity bicycle ride in-house. Starting from scratch, their dedication and determination paid off.

BC SPCA digital tips and tricks

BC SPCA wants you to have the confidence to shake up your digital fundraising

We asked Canadian nonprofit, British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, for their thoughts ahead of Digi.Raise + EventRaise 2021.

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Facebook Fundraisers a hit with women

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that the Facebook and Instagram community has raised over US$5 billion for nonprofits – and guess which group is the most generous.

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A night with The Funding Network

The Funding Network held their first hybrid crowdfunding in April. Find out how much they raised and how they did it.

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Sharing the load of mental health

Mental health was front of mind last year and this year two of Australia’s leading mental health charities, Lifeline and headspace, are joining forces to make sure it stays there – one push-up at a time.

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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

Top 12 Articles by month

Top 12 articles of 2020 by month

In the spirit of Christmas, we’re bringing you our round-up of the top 12 articles of 2020. No partridges or pear trees were harmed in the making of this list.

Triumph in trying times: How A21 launched the Global Freedom Summit

In the middle of a pandemic, A21 increased its reach by pivoting an annual event into a global summit. Here’s how they pulled it off.

EventRaise2: The show must go on!

The last time you joined us for EventRaise, the world was a different place. At EventRaise2, we’ll help you navigate the new landscape for fundraising success.

How Jeans for Genes went virtual

How Jeans for Genes went virtual

As coronavirus took its toll on fundraising, Children’s Medical Research Institute saw an opportunity to transform its annual ball, with surprising results.

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Melbourne on a Mission

Melbourne City Mission CEO, Vicki Sutton, on the pressures of fundraising during a pandemic, developing new donor relationships, and what the future holds.

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Reimagining Connor’s Run

In the wake of her son’s death, Liz Dawes had to reimagine her life without him. Seven years later she is having to reimagine the fundraising event established in his memory.

Dry July has responded to fundraising in a pandemic by quickly launching a new initiative.

How Dry July quickly changed its strategy during the pandemic

Dry July Foundation faced a pandemic just months before its 2020 campaign. Andrew Sadauskas reveals how it rapidly shifted its event fundraising strategy.

Fundraisers display their creative moxie during pandemic

Katherine Raskob looks at how fundraisers have come up with creative ways to ensure the money still flows in to help their beneficiaries.

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Extreme fundraising – what it is and why it’s working

MND & Me Foundation has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars with extreme fundraising events such as trekking Everest Base Camp.

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How to raise more money from peer-to-peer fundraising

Find out how a 12-year-old peer-to-peer fundraising campaign grew its fundraising by 150%. This and more at EventRaise 2020.

EventRaise coming home to Melbourne in 2020

A lineup of Australia’s leading online peer-to-peer and event fundraising specialists are set to share their insights at EventRaise in 2020.

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Connor’s Run raises over $1 million

More than 4,500 runners united along Melbourne’s foreshore on Sunday 16 September for the largest fundraising event for paediatric brain cancer.

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Trekking for a cause

With results beyond expectations, Connor Brown explains how UON pulled together its Larapinta Trail Challenge.

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Dry July Foundation from $3,000 to $30 million

In July 2008, three mates decided to abstain from alcohol for a month to raise money for a family member affected by cancer. Brett Macdonald discusses the fundraising phenomenon.

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