December 31, 2017

With the new year comes new ideas. If you are looking to set up a new F2F campaign in the next six months you need to be aware that the barrier to entry into the channel is rising. Here is my list of recommended requirements:

  • Clear and simple back-end debiting and d...

December 21, 2017

2017 saw the QLD OFT engage in stricter fundraising regulation, so that any agency that charged more than 100% of Year 1 had a tougher time getting a permit to fundraise in that state. With fees rising and no measurable improvement in the product, this seemed like a bo...

December 17, 2017

With a limited number of reputable agencies available in some states, some WA teams displaying behaviours last seen in the wild west movies, the class-action lawsuits building against the commission-only ones, and the knock-on effect of nervous boards putting pressure...

December 10, 2017

What is the fairest and most reasonable fee for a new donor? A comment on my last post got me thinking about the best way to remunerate a face-to-face fundraising agency.

The most common formats are the one-off upfront fee with either a rebate or clawback. For those no...

December 8, 2017

What’s in store for face-to-face fundraising in 2018? Whilst one or two charities pulled out of the Australian channel in 2017 following the announcement of the first class-action lawsuit and Channel 7's so-called expose, we are seeing more charities joining the f2f ra...

December 2, 2017

The cost of F2F is rising, but it’s not all bad news. With this rise in costs comes a rise in social responsibility. As the CEO of a charity recently told me, “we don’t want to be forcing the people who represent us into a position where they need our services”.

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