Funding resources for Australian not-for-profits

Securing funding is VITAL for every not-for-profit in Australia. 

Without enough money, it’s impossible to continue to help the vulnerable people you care for and make the world a better place.

Here’s a list of useful resources, training and organisations so you can raise more funding and help more people.

The Institute of Community Directors offers help and best-practice governance ideas and advice for Australian not-for-profit and government boards and committees.

Not-for-profit Finance Week 2023 is happening this September.
You can upskill yourself or your team with these FREE information-packed webinars hosted by, where not-for profits go for help.

Not-for-profit Finance Week free webinar training 

Questions your board should be asking about the finances

11 Sept 12.30pm

  • The questions you should be asking and the reports you should be seeing.
  • How to read, understand and act upon financial papers.
  • Ways to build financial matters into decision-making processes


Financial ethics: Are you meeting your obligations?

12 Sept 12.30pm

  • The new ACNC party disclosures required for 30 June 2023
  • Identifying and dealing with conflicts of interest
  • Payroll
  • Risk management
  • Accountability


Economic Update – looking ahead

13 Sept 12.30pm

  • Global markets and what they are telling us
  • Australia’s economic outlook
  • Implications of rising interest rates
  • Impact on consumer spending levels


Cyber Update for Not-for-Profits

14 Sept 12.30pm

  • Getting the basics of cyber security right
  • Using a cybersecurity framework to help protect your not-for-profit
  • Ways to approaching cybersecurity
  • Common types of scams


Not-for-Profit Fundraising

15 Sept 12.30pm

  • The current fundraising landscape
  • The funding market segments that will help bring financial sustainability to your organisation
  • How you can attract alternative income streams to boost your impact in the community


They also offer training for the other important stuff: Privacy, Understanding Finances, SEO, HR Compliance, Running Great AGMs and a whole lot more.

Where not-for-profits go to find money

Check out The Funding Centre for information on live grants, tools and fundraising resources.

The go-to body for every Australian not-for-profit or charity

What the Australian Charities and Not-for-profit Commission don’t know is not worth knowing. These guys are the official government advocates and charity experts in Australia.

Starting a charity or not-for profit? Start here

Not-for-profit jobs

Looking for staff? ProBono Australia helps people find jobs with purpose. Basic listings start from $125 incl GST which is cheaper than SEEK.

The online giving app we ❤️

Charitabl is Australia’s first native app-based donation platform built by fundraisers, for fundraisers.  With more than 15 years in the not-for profit fundraising space, Charitabl is making generosity easy and accessible for everyone.

  • Commission-free
  • Safe, secure & approved by Apple & Android
  • Features only ACNC registered charities

Tax obligations for not-for-profits

The Australian Tax Office has a section dedicated to the complexities of the not-for-profit space. Jump across to connect with the ATO or access the Not-for-profit Infoline on 1300 130 248

Smart tech solutions for not-for-profits

Check out the blog I wrote about what not-for-profit organisations need to know about their website, email and domain (from what I saw people learn the hard way). There are 3 questions to ask a volunteer who’s managing your digital presence that will save your heartache long-term.

Microsoft also have some great offers for not-for-profit and charities. Find out about their offers and discounts and see if your organisation can benefit from their free Business Basic email and storage option.

Hopefully this has given you a starting place for finding more funding for your not-for-profit organisation. If it has, shoot me an  email and let me know how it helped you.

You can also see how we helped one local not-for-profit organisation build a digital presence and create an impactful marketing strategy.