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Death tech: the big disrupter to gifts in wills

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

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Family vs Charity

The law has not usually favoured charities when it comes to contested bequests, but recent cases offer hope. Anne Robinson explains.

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[video] A gifts-in-wills tip from Greenpeace

Ahead of the Big4 conference, here’s a quick tip to help your nonprofit’s gifts-in-wills program.

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Finals fever: gifts-in-wills fundraising insights from a Hawthorn director

Tim Shearer, the Director of Development at Scotch College and a board member at AFL club Hawthorn, is sharing his gifts-in-wills insights.

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Paws for thought: RSPCA Queensland sharing tips for purr-fecting your gifts-in-wills program

There’s one week left to RSVP for Big4. If you want best practice tips to strengthen your gifts-in-wills fundraising, missing this event would be a real cat-astrophe.

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When words cannot express: In-memory fundraising in a year of change

With a pandemic of grief in the wake of COVID-19, there are many practical steps that Australian charities can take to help supporters.

Include a Charity Week launches
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Gifts in wills income expected to drop in next two years

Despite a COVID-19 dip the long-term outlook for gifts in wills remains optimistic. With Include a Charity Week underway, here’s 6 tips to boost your bequest income.

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The untapped potential of planned giving (part 4)

In his final article in this four-part series, Lawrence Jackson explores the potential of going beyond our traditional ‘one-trick pony’ bequest marketing approach to enrich our local planned giving ecosystem and diversify our practices.

New Zealand’s Willpower

FINZ shares the results of a two-year study to benchmark and understand New Zealand gifts in wills.

Australia’s top 50 philanthropy list for 2022

A 2% decline on the year before, but still worth $942 million – what the AFR Philanthropy 50 List tells us about Australia’s mega-giving.

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Legacy Fundraising: Lessons from research

This article was first published 29 May, 2019 Legacies remain one of the last great opportunities in fundraising. Massively fewer of us give in death than we do in life, even though we often care passionately about the causes we support. Often this happens because folks either aren’t asked or are asked poorly. So what […]

New development opportunities for gift in wills and in-memory fundraisers

Legacy Futures has made exciting mentoring opportunities available in the Australia and NZ legacy fundraising space. Could you snag one of them?

Survey reports rise in private giving to arts and culture despite pandemic

A $26 million increase in cash giving during 2019/20 was a welcome reprieve for the arts sector, but a new report shows other support fell significantly.

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.

Fundraising leadership – there’s much more to be done

Fundraising and giving at board and executive level can result in transformative gifts, but a new study reveals an ongoing lack of clarity about leadership-level participation.

Big picture giving: a marathon, not a sprint

What we can learn from Hands Across Canberra about intergenerational wealth transfer and donations that last forever…

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Not a day goes by…

Although disparate and undervalued in Australia, the potential for in-memory giving is huge says Kate Jenkinson.

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Unlocking the potential of gifts in wills

Gifts in wills account for almost 20% of Australia’s fundraising income and the potential to grow that income is huge. Internationally recognised expert Ligia Peña will help you do just that in her masterclass at Big4.

How World Animal Protection is using Facebook to drive gifts-in-wills leads

How a very specific message on a tiny digital budget cut through the noise to deliver World Animal Protection strong bequest leads.

Include a Charity Week is here!

Demand for charity services is at an all-time high, but gifts in wills are declining. Include a Charity Week is doing something about it.

Planning ahead to maximise long-term value

How Humane Society International Australia and RFDS QLD are fundraising for sustainable success

Fundraising Forum: Sign up your team to get almost 60% off

Signing up your team to the F&P Fundraising Forum means you can all learn together, and you’ll get some amazing discounts too!

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Three extraordinary lessons from the Fundraising Forum

In 2020, the Fundraising Forum delivered new insights for extraordinary times. Andrea Riddell and Andrew Sadauskas share three key lessons from the event.

If you want to innovate fundraisers, first look to history  

We spoke to Mark Phillips about his journey, the biggest opportunity facing fundraisers today, and what inspires him. 

FIA prioritising reducing red tape for 2021

Following on from 2020, FIA is focusing on reducing red tape and standardising fundraising regulation across all states and territories.

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Five key trends in fundraising

Want to secure a seven-figure gift, grant or partnership? Andrea Riddell and Andrew Sadauskas share five tips for doing it, from the recent Big4 conference.

Surviving 20 years’ of change in six months

In the past year, our workplaces have changed more than they have in the past two decades. Here’s how to thrive in this new environment.

Big4

Big4 Fundraising 2020 is going virtual and registrations are open

Find out the secrets to securing big donations and grants from trusts and foundations, major gifts, gifts-in-wills and corporate partnerships.

Good news for bequests ahead of Include a Charity Week

The 10th annual campaign takes place against a backdrop of a long-term trend in the growth of charitable gifts in wills.

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Tips for securing large donations from the Big4 Fundraising conference

The Big4 Fundraising conference had a record attendance this year. Andrew Sadauskas shares four key fundraising insights from the event.

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Hold onto your hats, here come the boomers!

The baby boomer generation represents a massive opportunity for Australian gifts in wills fundraisers, but only if they are willing to embrace a new marketing approach. Meg Abdy explains.

Big4 Fundraising conference breaks registration record

A record number of Australian fundraisers are set to attend the Big4 Fundraising conference this year, with two weeks still to go before the landmark annual event.

Stellar lineup named for 2019 Big4 Fundraising conference

Ian Potter, Westpac Foundation, Cerebral Palsy Alliance, ACF, FRRR and RSPCA among the leading nonprofits and foundations presenting at Big4 in 2019.

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