New partnership with Visualise Fundraising

Global Philanthropic Australia partners with Visualise Fundraising to better use data and research to support more robust fundraising strategies.

Higher education – Unlocking philanthropic opportunities

There are important lessons which have come out of the pandemic for higher education organisations, lessons which are important to keep top of mind as we continue to move forward, and lessons which will continue to be as important post-pandemic as they were during.

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10 steps to engage your Board for better fundraising

Does your board engage in fundraising and take responsibility for your organisation’s revenue and growth? Or are they passive, or even invisible, in this process?

If you feel your board could do more, you’re not alone. The good news is, there are solutions to these challenges.

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Our authentic selves and doing diversity right.

Donors are already changing. For fundraisers, investing in diversity and inclusion means to change the established fundraising system that caters largely to white male donors and apply more adaptive and empathy-based practices to engage ever diversifying donor communities.

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Underused and overlooked: harnessing LinkedIn as a strategic tool for fundraising

I developed, adapted and continue to fine-tune my presentation on how to strategically use LinkedIn—the free version—for fundraising purposes. I have now shared this knowledge in several countries, and always with very positive feedback. Let me give you the basics.

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Reaching their full fundraising potential: Canberra Hospital Foundation success story

The Canberra Hospital Foundation sought Global Philanthropic’s expertise in research and fundraising strategy to inform the case for moving to an independent entity. The Foundation needed evidence that the move would be viable and, if it was, how it could be implemented for the best efficiency and effectiveness.

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10 ways to optimise your resources with a fundraising consultant

I was previously the director of a rapidly growing fundraising department in a major university, and before that the executive director of a non-profit organisation. Now that I’ve just completed my second year as a consultant, I’ve learnt one or two things along the way I wish I’d known back then. And I’m happy to share!

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The benefits of benchmarking

When you and your organisation are setting goals for your new fundraising endeavours—be it for your start-up fundraising operation, your augmented major or principal giving programme, or launching in a new country or region—you will have many questions, one of which will be, ‘What are our peers doing?’ 

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Developing your compelling Case for Support

Understanding and articulating your Case for Support to donors can be challenging—we can suffer the curse of too much knowledge or, alternatively, be too close to the coal to see the broader scope of our vision. Yet getting this step right is not only critical to our fundraising success but can make our role as fundraisers so much easier.

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Fundraising during COVID-19: Time for decisive yet measured action

Yet while the familiar major gift cycle for principal donors is almost the same as for major donors, it is important to realise there are some subtle but critical differences.