Australian National Food Donation Tax Incentive implementation analysis
This project served to test the National Food Donation Tax Incentive (NFDTI) across the food waste ecosystem to substantiate its ability to drive impactful change in the food relief sector, and deliver support to the Australian environment, population and economy.
A home of one’s own
This report highlights the heightened risk of homelessness for older women and single mother, and calls on the private and philanthropic sector to invest in social housing to help alleviate the worsening housing crisis in Australia.
Partners in recovery: moving beyond the crisis?
This report examines the role of charities in Australian communities, the impact of COVID-19 on charities, their financial health, and the challenges they face in the months and years ahead.
An examination of tax-deductible donations made by Australian taxpayers in 2019-20
This study analyses published Australian Taxation Office (ATO) data and represents the extent and characterisitcs of tax-deductible donations made and claimed by Australian taxpayers to Deductible Gift Recipients (DGRs) at Item D9 Gifts or Donations in their individual income tax returns for the 2019–20 income...
High net wealth giving in Australia: a review of the evidence
This report examines trends in high net wealth (HNW) and ultra high net wealth (UHNW) in Australia, the philanthropic giving of these individuals and their potential to have a greater positive social impact.
High net wealth giving in Australia: a review of the evidence - summary report
This summary report provides an analysis of giving by Australians, with a focus on High Net Wealth2 (HNW) and Ultra High Net Wealth3 (UHNW) giving.
Paying what it takes
Australian charities are being hamstrung by a lack of funding for their core operational needs, severely affecting their ability to deliver frontline services to Australians living with disadvantage. This report finds that the prevailing funding model for not-for-profits is failing to cover indirect operating costs...
National benchmarking report on fundraising leadership
Academic research and market insights tell us that Boards and CEOs play a critical role in fundraising outcomes and impact. Fundamentally, increasing leadership involvement in fundraising often involves difficult conversations about responsibility, accountability, money, personal networks and skills gaps across traditional power structures and hierarchies...
Philanthropic and charitable donations
Philanthropic and charitable donations, both time and money, can be valuable to both those who receive donations and those who make them. This report focuses on financial giving, presenting an overview of the Australian system and amount donated by individuals, business and philanthropists.
An examination of tax-deductible donations made by individual Australian taxpayers in 2018-19
This study uses information from published Australian Taxation Office (ATO) data and represents the extent and characteristics of tax-deductible donations made and claimed by Australian taxpayers to Deductible Gift Recipients (DGRs) at Item D9 Gifts or Donations in their individual income tax returns for the...
The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the charitable sector, and its prospects for recovery
This report finds that the COVID-19 crisis will decimate the charity sector in the United Kingdom unless the government takes urgent action.
An examination of tax-deductible donations made by individual Australian taxpayers in 2017-18
This study uses information based on published Australian Taxation Office (ATO) material and represents the extent of tax-deductible donations made and claimed by Australian taxpayers to Deductible Gift Recipients (DGRs) at Item D9 Gifts or Donations in their individual income tax returns for the 2017-18...
Evaluation of the Giving Circles at Work pilot
Giving circles are a form of collective giving, which generally involve donors joining together to pool their funds, then collectively deciding when and to whom the funds are to be distributed. This evaluation found that overall satisfaction with participating in the pilot was positive, and...
Retrospective impact evaluation: Save the Children’s sponsorship programming in Woliso Impact Area, Ethiopia (2002-2010)
This is the final report of a retrospective impact evaluation conducted of Save the Children’s Sponsorship program in Woliso, Ethiopia (2002-2010).
The giving experience – overcoming the barriers to giving among the wealthy in the UK
This report is written for fundraisers from the donor perspective. It reflects their experiences and perceptions of working with fundraising organisations, identifying the reported barriers to giving and provides insight on how to overcome those barriers by understanding what makes wealthy donors tick.
Over the character limit
This research, supported by the Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues at the University of Birmingham, found that the more moral virtue language is being used on Twitter, the more likely there is to be virtuous behaviour on the platform.
Dear baby boomers: Australian philanthropy needs your help
A picture of what philanthropy looks like in Australia, and why we have an opportunity to improve our giving culture.
Giving Australia 2016: Giving and volunteering: the nonprofit perspective
This report in the Giving Australia 2016 study explores how Australia’s Nonprofit organisations engage the community, business and philanthropic foundations. The report provides a snapshot useful to NPOs and sector funders for benchmarking and strategy. It also creates a new baseline for future research and...
An examination of tax-deductible donations made by individual Australian taxpayers in 2014–15
Australians are a generous bunch – with around 14.9 million adults (80.8%) donating $11.2 billion to charities and non-profit organisations (NPOs) over twelve months in 2015–16.
Encouraging charitable bequests by Australians
At the heart of this research is the quest to provide a robust evidentiary base for the development of policy and practices aimed at encouraging charitable bequests by Australians. This report identifies the following...
Developing countries in need: Which characteristics appeal most to people when donating money?
A discrete choice experiment was conducted to discover the relative importance of five characteristics of developing countries, as suggested by the literature, considered by people when choosing countries to donate money to. The experiment was administered via an online survey involving almost 700 student participants...