The 2019/20 bushfire seasons was one of the worst on record, devastating so many communities and having such an impact on our sector in particular. The good - from this, we saw an outpouring of generosity from members of the public, including the epic $51million raised by Celeste Barber. The bad - but we also saw from this incredible act of generosity the blurred lines, boundaries and legal issues associated with this. Then it turned a bit ugly, with many stories questioning whether support was reaching communities that needed it the most, leaving some supporters to ask – where did my funds go?
Executive Manager Regulatory Affairs and Policy - Fundraising Institute Australia
Industry Fellow - Centre for Social Impact, Swinburne University of Technology