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Every day we are exposed to requests to help the disadvantaged and vulnerable in our local communities and globally. Australians are very generous people, especially in times of crisis and natural dis...
Regardless of the actual number of charities in Australia, it feels like they are everywhere. Nearly every day we see charity street collectors and receive window-faced envelopes in the mail, read crowdfunding requests and watch charity television ads. Charities have become very good at attracting our attention, because they need to be.
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Last week I had the pleasure of launching the Australian Charities Report 2014 -- the second-ever charity census. While the Australian Charities Report 2013 captured attention as the inaugural censu...
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I often get asked if charities are wasting their money on administration. Australians are very generous when it comes to donating to charity, especially after a humanitarian or natural disaster. They...
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What is the tipping point that prompts a dignified man to reach out to a relative stranger? It is the desperation of relentless fighting, food shortages and dwindling options for keeping his family safe.
Most Australians have a secret -- and it's not that they fail to donate to causes they publicly support. In fact it's the opposite -- Australians are donating large sums of money and they are not speaking about it.