What happens when a sports-mad CEO joins a small NGO disability charity? A tech upgrade for its remote support “coaches”, for a start. The charity sector isn’t exactly known for its cutting-edge tech, but Wallara isn’t your average charity. “We’ve invested a lot in our digital side,” says CEO Phil Hayes-Brown. “When I came here… Read more »
The Envato Foundation has pledged to match donations up to a total of $25,000 as part of Smiling Mind’s annual giving campaign. Smiling Mind is a non-for-profit app-based meditation program developed by psychologists and educators to help make mindfulness and mental health support more accessible for Australians of all ages. The Envato Foundation had previously… Read more »
Aussie “GiveTech” startup Dataro has raised $2.5 million in a seed round to help charities improve their fundraising capacity. The raise was led by Basis Set Ventures, Black Sheep Capital, and Save The Children Dataro uses AI-driven technology to transform how charity fundraising works. Its machine learning algorithms analyse patterns in a charity’s entire history of… Read more »
Software startup GoGenerosity, which helps New Zealand businesses and charities make generosity easier, has raised NZ$1.3 million in a seed round. The raise was led by local private investors, with support from Icehouse Ventures. The funds are to expand the team and additional develop of the GoGenerosity software for new features such as EFTPOS integration. Recent… Read more »
A social enterprise startup that’s helping keep the homeless warm and fed during lockdowns needs more support to deal with growing demand. Sydney-based Gali Blacher and Maddy Jones co-founded the social enterprise The Good Box as a simple way to assist people on the streets. Working together in Sydney’s CBD, they saw the awkward interactions… Read more »
The dreaded ‘no show’ or last-minute cancellation is the bane of every event organiser, but a new app, Symlee, is hoping to change all that and help a range of charities in the process. Founder and CEO Skye Butler developed Smylee as an event organisation app, and was also conscious that human connection in the… Read more »
The Envato Foundation has ramped up its charity work adding two new organisations to its ongoing support program. The Foundation is the charitable arm of creative marketplace Envato, which donates 1% of the company’s annual pre-tax profits to fund its work. Its new partners have a children’s education focus: online tutoring and education services support… Read more »
As the number of coronavirus in India surpassed 20 million this week, resulting in more than 220,000 deaths, a group of leading Australian tech and investment companies, led by Canva, have stepped in to launch a fundraising campaign to get much-needed medical supplies to the nation. Canva, in collaboration with SafetyCulture, Airtasker, Blackbird Ventures and… Read more »
Australians are officially the richest people on earth. I recently read that some time last year we leap-frogged the Swiss who have had the strangle-hold on the top spot for many, many years. We’ve had 26 years of economic growth – again, the only country to do so – and we’re now the number one… Read more »
The Impact Suite hones in on the notion that donors want to give to organisations that deliver – or aim to deliver – on their charitable purpose.
Melbourne startup Socialsuite helps organisations measure their social impact and secure further funding
Melbourne’s Socialsuite has developed a platform that works to help social organisations gather data around their work and in turn analyse it to measure impact.
NAB Foundation has announced that it has opened applications for its second round of its 2017 grants, focusing on regional sustainability.
Helping connect women across the globe to charities working to put a stop to gender equalities is Sydney-based social enterprise Secret Sisterhood.
Feedmee is a social enterprise restaurant discovery and booking platform which donates a portion of each booking referral fee to charity.
Daybreak looks to help people change their relationship with alcohol by providing an online platform that enables users to access a support network.