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Charities’ fund-raising costs swallow millions in donations

December 21st, 2013

Some of Australia's biggest charities are spending almost half their donations on fund-raising, a Fairfax Media investigation has revealed. Analysis of the performance of 15 well-known charities shows some are spending up to 40¢ in every donated dollar on fund-raising, while others are spending less than 5¢. But there are few guidelines in a sector facing significant uncertainty as the Coalition dismantles the former government's Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission, which was intended to be a charities watchdog, in favour of a ''centre for excellence''.

http://www.theage.com.au/national/charities-fundraising-costs-swallow-millions-in-donations-20131220-2zqyw.html

By Rachel Browne and Michaela Whitbourn

The Age

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