The government has been criticised for its appointment of Gary Johns to head up Australia’s independent charities regulator.
Australians have reason to be apprehensive that some civil voices are not being heard in our liberal democracy.
Whether charitable giving functions like a market is part of a broader and complex debate within the sector.
Donors play a critical role supporting Australian charities, but we should not attribute them with more knowledge than they actually have.
She’s crowdfunding her start-up. But can it get off the ground?
Crowdfunding has seen booming growth for several years. A study of Ulule, Europe’s leading crowdfunding platform, shows that reciprocal gift can be a path to success.
That looks like a good match.
Nonprofit fundraisers have long relied on matching funds to encourage giving without knowing if they work. Recent research suggests one way to make the most out of challenge gifts from big donors.
Years from now, she’ll probably be ready to part with her photo assistant.
Most Americans cling to things with sentimental value that we no longer need. Taking pictures of these possessions may make it easier to give them away.
ACRI was founded with over A$2.8 million in donations from two wealthy Chinese entrepreneurs that had recently migrated to Australia. Bob Carr (left) was appointed its director.
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If Australia is going to successfully navigate its way through the “Asian Century,” we need independent centres of research excellence on China.
Many people are crowdfunding to be able to meet the high costs of health care.
Many Americans unable to afford health expenses are raising funds through medical crowdfunding. What are the risks?
Finding a well-run veterans’ charity isn’t hard with some due dilligence.
Some veterans' charities make the most of their donors' dollars, while others squander that money. Vetting these groups will help ensure your money is well-spent.
The vast majority of donations Australians make are on the spur of the moment.
Donors feel doubly let down when a charity they have supported falls short of the high standards of conduct expected of them.
Charities that fundraise across Australia – even if just through a website – are burdened with complying with red tape.
Australians' confidence in charities would be strengthened if any compliance action taken against them was made public.
Only about one-third of all registered charities are eligible for tax-deductible donations.
The current system of determining which organisations can receive tax-deductible donations and which cannot is overly complex and ad hoc.
Roughly 60% of donors to Australian charities give on the spur of the moment.
Giving is changing, moving more into the online realm and taking on different forms – and some charities are struggling to keep up.
We’ve put together an infographic snapshot of the key numbers and trends regarding Australian charities and giving.
Give a little?
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Research suggests the answer, surprisingly, may be no, but behavioral science offers a few ways to encourage the wealthy to open their wallets a little wider.
Last year 35 UK universities received donations of a million pounds or more.
Why higher education is a worthy cause for the rich and famous.
We shouldn't scoff at the Facebook founder's goal of eradicating disease.
Australia’s two major political parties are highly dependent on contributions from business by the standards of other rich democracies.
Australia’s political finance system is corrupt – but not because of bribery, or indeed any substantial quid pro quo.
Political funding is a fundamental public trust matter. It deserves to be debated at COAG.
Friday's COAG meeting is a perfect opportunity for politicians to govern in the public interest: and that should start with reforming political donations.