There are approximately 56,000 charities in Australia!
It is comforting to know so many Australians have the drive to help make a difference in society; however, from those 56,000 charities, many have a similar purpose which brings us to collaborations.
Some benefits of charity collaborations are:
Every cent is vital when operating a charity, so cost-cutting must be taken seriously. Sharing an office or co-running a fundraiser can significantly reduce a charity’s expenses, allowing more funds to go towards the charity’s goals.
If multiple charities are doing the same work, the effect may not be as powerful as if they combined their funds. Working with other charities ensure your purpose is unique and prevents duplication.
By combing knowledge and skills, charities can have a greater impact and efficient outcomes. More hands make light work, and with a collaborative approach, everyone involved will benefit.
Information is crucial when running a successful charity. Sharing helpful information about health statistics, funding sources and community insufficiencies can save charitable resources, which is crucial when operating on donations and volunteers.
Many charities learn the hard way and find they struggle to stay financially sustainable. Learning from other charity mistakes and experiments can save you precious resources and money.
Working with another charity allows your charity to spread its wings and work on different projects, bringing greater awareness of your charity and giving you a larger audience to connect with.