The Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission (ACNC) has recently released the Australian Charities Report for 2017.
The Australian Charities Report 2017 is the fifth annual analysis of the information the ACNC receives from charities in their Annual Information Statements. Download the full report here.
Key findings include:
- Total revenue of $146.1 billion
- Government grants as a revenue source increased by $7 billion
- Donations and bequests as a revenue source totalled $9.9 billion
- 3.3 million volunteers across Australia’s charities
- Most registered charities (36%) are ‘extra small’, a subset of small
- 30% of charities reported their main activity was religious activities
- 4,567 charities operate overseas
- The most common overseas operating locations include:
- Papua New Guinea
- New Zealand
If you’re on the Sunshine Coast later this month, Bianca will be speaking at the 2019 Australian Camps Association Conference.
‘Telling Our Story’ is the theme for the event, being held on 27 and 28 June, and The Fish Chick will be presenting on story telling for donors.
Telling your story to a potential funder is no less important than sharing it with supporters or the community, but sometimes it can be trickier as questions can be complex and word limits are tight.
As someone who has extensive experience working with small organisations, Bianca’s presentation will be informative and provide effective tools to writing better grants, learn where to access them and understanding the philanthropic grant environment in Australia.
You can find out more about the conference here.
The Fish Chick (aka Bianca Crocker) will be facilitating a fundraising masterclass at the Fundraising Institute of Australia’s (FIA) 2019 Conference in Melbourne, from 27 February to 1 March.
The masterclass will focus on creating a high performance small-shop fundraising team all while focusing on the health of the small-shop and those involved.
Many millennials prefer to make their payments on a monthly basis, so how you can you engage younger donors on a day like #GivingTuesday and beyond?
npENGAGE has featured a fantastic article on how to turn a single-time donor from a day like #GivingTuesday into a lifetime donor.
Writer Jenny Toldeo says;
As a millennial, I prefer to pay costs monthly—even if that means spending a little more.
And I’m not alone. 92% of millennials have active service subscriptions.
It’s just more feasible for me to give $20 monthly than it is to make a one-time $200 donation. Yes, you read that right! Understanding a situation like mine is crucial to running a successful sustainer giving program.
One organization broke the cycle. After I made my first gift, our relationship flourished. I’m now a proud lifetime supporter. Why? They followed a strategy I like to call the “Vowel Method.”
The Vowel Method has five elements: Accessible, Educational, Impactful, Open, and You. Let’s take a closer look.
Now in its ninth year, the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) World Giving Index looks at charitable behaviour around the world and shares insights into the nature of giving and trends in global generosity.
The CAF World Giving Index 2018 is based on data collected over a five year period (2013-2017). It includes results from 146 countries collected throughout 2017. Each country is ranked for three giving behaviours:
- Helping a stranger
- Donating money
- Volunteering time
What are the key findings from the CAF World Giving Index 2018?
- Giving has increased in developed countries; a welcome reversal of the decline we saw last year amongst most of the top- scoring Western countries.
- The giving gap between the continents is closing. For example, five years ago there was a 7 percentage point gap between the index scores of the Americas and Africa. Now it stands at just 1 percentage point.
- More people around the world reported helping a stranger and volunteering their time in 2017, but the proportion donating money has declined for the second year in a row.
Read the full report here.
Australia’s biggest grants study was recently release by The Australian Institute of Grants Management.
Find out what organisations are winning grants and why in the Grants in Australia 2018 research report.
See a summary of the key findings below or read the full report here.