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 Covington
Founder and Managing Director of Good360 Australia.
Caroline Fiennes
Director, Giving Evidence.
Dr Nicholas Hookway
Lecturer in Sociology, University of Tasmania.
William McGregor
Senior industry analyst, IBISWorld.
Susan Pascoe
Former head of the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profit Commission (ACNC).
Claire Rogers
CEO, 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


Richard Aedy
Kate Pearcy
Sound Engineer
Isabella Tropiano
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