Research into the Commission-based Charity Fundraising Industry in Australia

| November 22, 2017

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This report into commission-based fundraising in the Australian charity sector has been prepared by Frost & Sullivan Australia Pty Ltd (“Frost & Sullivan”) on behalf of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (“ACCC”). The report is based on existing secondary data sources as well as inputs from charities and the commission-based fundraising industry, the face-to-face fundraising industry association, members of the public who have made a charitable donation in the last 12 months, as well as individuals who are currently working, or have recently worked in commission-based fundraising for charities.

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