Impact investing (sometimes also referred to as mission-related investing) is an investment strategy where an investor proactively makes investments that can generate both financial returns as well as intentional social or environmental returns for the community. Impact investing differs from socially responsible investing
An innovative pilot scheme for charities who would like to trial donation via text message has been extended. The Text Giving program, from the Telco Together Foundation, enables charities to accept tax-deductible donations of $5 via text message. The scheme is now seeking new expressions of interest from charities who would like to participate.
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The latest Pareto Benchmarking figures show that the number of new donors acquired by the 82 participating charities in 2016 was less than in 2015. These charities include a majority of charities raising over $20m in 2016, and a good selection of medium-sized fundraising organisations as well.
The Giving Australia 2016 Philanthropy and philanthropists report has been released. The report focuses on the giving patterns of high-net-worth individuals and institutional givers. Findings from the report will be of particular interest to philanthropists and grant-makers, financial intermediaries such as advisors and planners, and not-for-profit organisations.
Over 100 major charities have joined together to call on the government to fix Australia’s fundraising regulations, which they are say are “an almighty mess” and are directly leading to tens of millions of dollars in lost productivity being wasted in the charity sector annually.
The second edition of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD)’s national reform agenda, "Governance of the Nation: A Blueprint for Growth 2017", calls on Australia’s political and business leaders to take action to end policy and governance paralysis. The comprehensive plan outlines steps to help boost productivity