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David and Goliath – the realities of political fundraising

Climate 200 challenge major political players by supporting independents taking action on climate, integrity and gender equity. Their fundraising efforts help level the playing field.

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Data: your regular giving program’s best friend

Regular giving has the potential to provide a lucrative and reliable foundation for your fundraising. But without data, and the processes to collect and understand it, you will struggle to make your program a success

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Face-to-face: Is it time to go it alone?

This article was originally published in May 2017. Oh, it’s easy, you think. When you are looking at a gap between the numbers of regular donors you need to acquire and the number you can get from suppliers then the answer may seem obvious: start your own face-to-face team. Several Australian nonprofits have seen this […]

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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.

The power of two: a story of awe-inspiring leadership, fundraising and going from idea to launch in just 10 days

Chris Howlett and Adele Schonhardt have achieved an extraordinary amount for Australia’s classical music scene, both before and during the pandemic, winning them the Creative Partnerships Arts Leadership Award. F&P’s Fiona Atkinson caught up with them to find out more.

Your annual report is a fundraising tool

Annual reports can be a powerful tool in securing support – here’s how to get the most out of them.

Tom and Andy will help you measure your regular giving at Fundraising Forum

If you’ve ever pondered how to explain your regular giving ROI to get greater investment from your Board, this session is for you.

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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.

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charity: water – a thirst to provide clean water for all

We spoke to Viktoria Harrison, co-founder of charity: water about the benefits of telling the same story from a thousand different angles and the importance of customer service.

Are you just a great fundraising technician – or more?

Simone Joyaux believed that being an enlightened fundraiser involved more than just raising funds. Here is an example of the wisdom she shared with the nonprofit community during her 35-year career.

Using data to improve the ROI of your regular giving programs

David Pettigrew and Mythili Baker explain how timely, accurate data insights can improve the ROI of your regular giving program using the new analytics ‘GivingInsight’.

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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.

Rebranding a charity during a pandemic

In a competitive market for charities, Townsville Hospital Foundation was Queensland’s best-kept secret. Not any more, says CEO Tanya Busoli.

[video] Meet mid-level giving master Jen Love

Nonprofits that invest time and attention in their mid-level donors are reaping the rewards. Isn’t it time you showed them some love?

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Regular giving: how to avoid failure

International fundraising expert Harvey McKinnon on 19 things not to do if you want your regular giving program to succeed.

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Mid-level donors: the forgotten middle child of fundraising?

Ahead of the Fundraising Forum, Ruth Wicks shares some fundraising tips based on new Australian research into mid-level donors.

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How The Smith Family saved $1.6M in regular giving revenue

The Smith Family is set to reveal how it responded to its bank changing policy on dishonoured credit cards at the upcoming Fundraising Forum.

Donor development – Australia’s best reveal their secrets

The winners of the four donor development categories in the 2019 Pareto Benchmarking program share their strategies and tactics.

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The power of motivated supporters

Elsa was an 11-year-old whose mother was a professional fundraiser. One day the girl informed her mum that she wanted to help her raise the money to build a women’s shelter. You see, the daughter calculated that to raise $1 million she only had to find 3,334 donors to give $25 a month for a […]

World fundraising experts Harvey McKinnon and Jeff Brooks are coming to Australia

Super-earlybird tickets are now on sale for the 2019 F&P Fundraising Forum. Andrew Sadauskas reports two of North America’s leading fundraising experts are set to deliver masterclasses and host sessions at the event.

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Hunting your regular giving monster – no silver bullet required

The next big thing in regular giving probably won’t be cast in silver, says Paul Bailey.

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F2F…refreshed

As suppliers step up and in-house teams rise, can we look at face-to-face fundraising with fresh hope? Adam Watson thinks we can.

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The changing face of F2F

Paul Tavatgis on why it’s no longer business as usual for the Cinderella of fundraising.

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What are your face-to-face fundraisers saying?

With a change in thinking, higher expectations and closer monitoring, your fundraisers can deliver the right message every time, argues Matt Gilbert.

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F2F: the benefits of best practice

According to Peter Hills-Jones, a continued focus on high standards and accountability will preserve the sustainability of face-to-face fundraising in Australia.

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The Greenpeace turnaround: from decline to growth

Nicola Norris says overcoming the challenge of declining donor acquisition and retention is not only possible but achievable.

Face-to-face campaign: Life Education Queensland

Using face-to-face, Life Education Queensland grew its regular givers from zero to 9,000 in only two years. Its CEO, Michael Fawsitt, explains how.

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Face-to-face fundraising: will it survive the challenges of 2016?

Face-to-face fundraising has been successful for decades despite an eternally bad media rap – but has it survived the challenges of 2016? Anthea Iva reflects on the method.

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Forecasting the future

Accurate budgeting and forecasting is becoming a must-do for nonprofits, especially as their individual giving programs grow, say Clarke Vincent and Andy Tidy.

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Guide Dogs Victoria: retaining newly acquired donors

The only way to retain newly acquired regular donors is to continually engage with them says Alex Cross from Guide Dogs Victoria.

The rise and rise of regular giving

Establishing a regular giving program is a big challenge for any charity. F&P asked Fiona McPhee how she recommends getting donors over the line and keeping them on board for the long term.

Face-to-face fundraising: all for the better

Aside from a few technical compliance issues, the Public Fundraising Regulatory Association’s Paul Tavatgis says face-to-face fundraising is generally being operated to a high standard.

Talking point: Donor retention

Increasingly, a key goal of many charities is to strengthen donors’ commitment so they give more frequently and, ideally, make larger donations. Anthea Iva asks fundraisers what they are doing to make this happen.

Regular giving and the Australian Red Cross

Australian Red Cross has one of the largest face-to-face and regular giving programs in the country. Jeremy Bradshaw asked David Armstrong how the charity is approaching retention of these donors.

Filling a regular giving donor pool

Royal Life Saving Society WA has designed a donor/raffle-player club that’s now providing vital monthly income and in March won a Fundraising Institute Australia award. Liz Henderson delves into the story of how this clever data-driven program came to be.

What’s new in online regular giving recruitment?

Jonathon Grapsas reveals recent developments – and what is around the corner – in the rapidly evolving space of regular giving acquisition online.

New life-blood for Life Flight

Getting a regular giving program off the ground was the heart of a five-year plan to revitalise fundraising at New Zealand’s Life Flight Trust emergency air service, explain Gareth Davies and Candy Schroder.

Think face-to-face: think mobile

Digital is a hot-button for the sector, yet so heavy is the focus on raising more funds, few have utilised it well for retention purposes. Jonathon Grapsas and Marcus Blease reveal how a digital communication strategy is helping Cerebral Palsy Alliance retain more face-to-face recruits.

Regular giving or one-off donations: which to go for?

Fundraisers need to grow their databases, but should you invest in regular giving or one-off donations? Sean Triner shares some data which shows why you need to do both.

Regular giving driving individual fundraising growth

Last year was the biggest in Australian individual giving history, according to Pareto Fundraising’s latest benchmarking project. Greg Johnson looks at the role regular giving has played in the growth.

Difficult lessons in donation frequency

Greenpeace turned to weekly and fortnightly regular giving products after its acquisition deteriorated in 2008. Darryl Whatmough explains how the offerings’ early success saw the program’s rejection rates rise dramatically.

New regular giving one-stop-shop launched

OneDonation promises to be a one-stop-shop for online regular giving. Greg Johnson reveals how nonprofits can join this new platform.

From raffles to regular givers … just ask!

House with No Steps has successfully encouraged many of its art union and raffle supporters to become regular givers. Natasha Duncan explains how its telephone program has raised over $100,000 extra from these supporters in just year 1.

Address the rejection

Regular giving rejection rates are edging upwards, but nonprofits aren’t doing enough to understand and address the issue. David Pettigrew explains what the problems are and appeals for CEOs to act to reduce the issue.

Regular giving helps CareFlight remain airborne

Trent Osborn tells how CareFlight NSW leveraged its database to convert ‘bear buyers’ to regular givers.

How does your fundraising product portfolio shape up?

Going to market with a new fundraising product? John De Rango has some points for you to consider.

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