Giving it Away: the economics of charities

Published on ABC on November 16, 2017.

Charities bring in 134 billion dollars a year in Australia and employ over a million people. The sector accounts for 8.3 percent of our GDP, so it’s no small change.

And while governments and fundraising by the charities themselves make up most of the cash, how do you know if your money is being well spent?

The economics of charities on this week’s episode of The Money.


Alison CovingtonFounder and Managing Director of Good360 Australia.Caroline FiennesDirector, Giving Evidence.Dr Nicholas HookwayLecturer in Sociology, University of Tasmania.William McGregorSenior industry analyst, IBISWorld.Susan PascoeFormer head of the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profit Commission (ACNC).Claire RogersCEO, World Vision Australia.


Title: It Ain’t What You Give, It’s The Way You Give It

Author: Caroline Fiennes

Publisher: Whitebarn Consulting

Released: 11 June 2012

Further Information

Giving EvidenceWorld Vision AustraliaGood360 Australia


PresenterRichard AedyProducerKate PearcySound EngineerIsabella Tropiano

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