#Helping: How To Use Hashtags To Boost Your Fundraising

The hashtag. Not that long ago it was called the pound sign and was relegated to being one of the least used keys on a telephone. But over the past decade, the once humble hashtag has undergone an astronomical change, emerging as one of the most powerful symbols of the modern age.

While hashtags are often used for the most trivial things (#blueandblack vs #whiteandgold dress, anyone?) they’ve also been instrumental in bringing about sweeping social and political discussion.

A Good Culture Can Improve Employee Engagement, Here's How...

Employee engagement is a challenging topic for many companies. Top-performing organisations understand that employee engagement drives positive business outcomes. 

Gallup’s 2011 research in the US suggested that engaged employees are more productive, profitable, customer focussed and more resilient to the temptation to leave a company. Conversely, actively disengaged employees erode an organisation’s bottom line and impact workplace culture in the process.

Volunteering: A thing of the past, or even more relevant today?

The act of volunteering has always been an essential bedrock in creating and nurturing the idea of community, and collective responsibility. However, a recently published opinion piece (Volunteering doesn’t make the world a better place, Catherine Walsh, SMH, 5 Jan, 2018) has criticised the concept of volunteering, arguing that people should reconsider its value, due, the argument goes, to its lack of impact. Further criticism suggested that volunteering is not sustainable because if it was truly effective it would make itself redundant.

Fundraising Websites: What You Need to Know Before Launch

One of the best things about digital is the fact that no matter what is created it can be edited, fixed or changed after publishing. This is fine for a few typos however when it comes to your fundraising page, hub or microsite, perfect is the aim so as to create the right impression and to make sure you are operating within the law.

So, here is a comprehensive list of things to know, check and set up before launching a new fundraising website. The list is broken down into legal elements, engagement and analytics as well as all the final and last minute checks and double checks to get everything off to a smooth start!

11 Effective Fundraising Ideas for Australia

Fundraising in Australia is growing. According to the Australian Charities Report 2015, the total income for 50,908 charities registered in Australia is a staggering $134.5b (ACNC, 2015). This implies that new fundraising ideas in Australia are becoming harder to generate however, there’s no slowing down when it comes to innovative ideas that have proven to be highly successful in raising funds. At FrontStream we have compiled a list of tried-and-true fundraising ideas that have worked exceptionally well in Australia and may inspire you and your cause too.

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