The Fisk Chick on the Central Coast

Last week The Fish Chick visited the beautiful central coast of NSW to deliver some educational opportunities for non-profits in the region. This was in partnership with Fortunity, a local accounting, investment and wealth management business.
Central Coast NFP Forum Bianca Crocker
Bianca shared insights about building better relationships with donors with a group of charities at a breakfast session at the University of Newcastle’s Ourimbah campus. She also delivered a more in-depth half day workshop about fundraising success for small charities as part of our offering of the Small Non-Profits Alliance.
Central Coast NFP Forum Bianca Crocker
donor behaviour report Australia 2019 CAF

Australia Giving 2019

The CAF Australia Giving report 2019 looks at trends in giving in Australia and displays key findings.

This infographic provides a fantastic summary of that latest report, but you can also read the full 16 page report here on Good2Give’s website.


Australian charity sector fundraising statistics report

Good2Give is a not-for-profit organisation that makes it easy for businesses and donors to give, and publishes the latest research, knowledge, data and statistics on giving in Australia, New Zealand and from around the world with the CAF Global Alliance.

A Changing Sector

The Australian charity sector has evolved over the past twenty years, and a report release last month by private wealth management business, JBWere, highlights some of these changes.

The Cause Report, as it is known, is an in-depth report that investigates the role of the sector in Australian society. It compares the our sector here to those in the USA, Canada, UK and a few other countries and provides some predictions for the future. The report also explores the different types of organisations in the sector such as health, environment, education and social services.

Additionally, as indicated in the Executive Summary, The Cause Report covers:

  • the scale, scope and significance of the charitable and not-for-profit sector;
  • the long term trends across the sector;
  • the headwinds in relation to sustainability and volunteerism; and
  • a breakdown of data at a sector level.

The report identifies the charity sector as “the glue which holds much of Australian society together and allows it to function and prosper” and while it is a lengthy report it is certainly well worth the read.

For more information about the report or to download it, please visit the JBWere website here.


Review of Aussie NFP Sector

kodareviewThe Koda Capital Non-Profit Sector Review is a comprehensive document that everyone working in the non profit industry should take the time to read.

Calling for more collaboration between the community and government sectors to get the job done, the document looks into issues such as the industry’s growth and input to Australia’s national GDP, verses the insignificant salary growth of employees within the sector.

There is a strong suggestion that although Australia is already a leader in volunteering, non profits should be looking even more so to take advantage of our highly trained and skilled workforce to build a network of people willing to offer their talents and their time.

The 2015 Koda Capital Non-Profit Sector Review