National Sports Plan  Submission by the Australian Sports Foundation To assist the Sports Foundation in fulfilling its objective of delivering an additional $300m to sport from community donors and from private and corporate philanthropic sources, i
Step 6 - Thanking and engaging your donors After winning a premiership, hitting a personal best or receiving a first cap for Australia every athlete I have ever heard speak to the media afterwards has thanked those who help
Step 5 - Kick to win the game! How to make a successful ask When trying to decide how to ask for a donation, it’s always a good idea to put yourself in the mind of a donor. People don’t like to feel as though they’re being “sold”
Step 4: Pre game chat - Motivating your team to perform The most efficient sporting teams have good leadership from their coaching staff and their captains to keep their team on track and sticking to the game plan. Their roles involve e
Riley Day passes sprint test as Sasha Zhoya flies in pole vault Junior sprint sensation Riley Day has two big tests this week and she’s not sure which one is more important. She passed the first with flying colours last night, winning the na
SPORTS FOUNDATION STEPS IN TO SUPPORT MORE ATHLETE FUNDRAISING The Australian Sports Foundation has widened its Athlete Fundraising program following the success of its pilot program conducted immediately prior to the Rio Olympic and Paralympi
$1 million Balls4All equipment bonanza now open Former Australian cricket captain, Michael Clarke is urging sports clubs, schools and communities to apply for the $1 million Balls4All giveaway as part of the ground-breaking part
Step 2: Locker Talk - Story telling that turns heads You will not believe what happened on the weekend… Stories are the backbone of every fundraising campaign and are especially important in tax deductible fundraising which essenti
Step 1: Before the whistle – creating an EOFY campaign With only five months until the end of financial year, now is the time to start thinking about your tax deductible fundraising campaign and put together a strategy that will capita
2017 NT Sport Awards – who will you vote for? The Northern Territory Department of Tourism and Culture is hosting the NT Sports Awards to recognise the achievements of athletes, coaches, sporting officials and volunteers over
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Fundraising how-tos Together with Terry Dillon Solutions, CEO Patrick Walker takes us through a few quick videos on how the Foundation works, what you can fundraise for and how to get the most from yo
New Foundation to make a real difference to grass roots football AFL Tasmania has announced an exciting new initiative that will provide direct financial support to the traditional heartlands of Tasmanian football.   The Tasmanian Football Foun
Connecting communities through sport The Glen Iris Junior Football Club has helped bring opportunity and happiness to children in the remote Papunya Aboriginal Community. This inspirational sports fundraising story be
DGR status explained Our deductible gift recipient (DGR) status means that donations of $2 or more are tax deductible. The Foundation will provide your donors with a tax receipt for all money contribu
What’s in it for you? If you’re wondering what you can raise funds for, our fundraising projects raise money for any initiative that will enhance or develop sport in Australia. Three of the most popul
Breaking Down Barriers We know that it can sometimes be awkward, embarrassing or daunting to ask potential donors to donate, so we’ve got you covered with these tips. If you’ve got it, flaunt it! Mak
NSO Forum Announced 2016 marked another successful year of sports fundraising, with a record $32m donated to sports via tax-deductible donations in partnership with us. Donations to sport have almost
Sports Fundraising Dos and Don’ts There’s more to sports fundraising than selling chocolates and our CEO, Patrick Walker, shares his advice on how to get the most out of your fundraising projects: DO create a mea
$300m target broken with record $32m in sport donations Australians contributed a record $32 million in tax deductible donations to sport via the Australian Sports Foundation in the 2015-16 financial year – taking total funds rais
Groundbreaking Funding Opportunities Available for Rio Athletes Individual Australian Olympic and Paralympic athletes, who have qualified or are in the process of qualifying, for Rio 2016 can now raise tax-deductible funds to assist their prepa
FFA seeking $160,000 for Pararoos Football Federation Australia (FFA) today announced a fundraising partnership with the Australian Sports Foundation (the Sports Foundation), to help the Pararoos qualify for the CP
Tax deducible Community Fundraising set to `Give Every Girl a Chance'   We have joined forces with the Netball Foundation to launch our first Community Fundraising project; Confident Girls. The project aims to raise up to $250,000 in 2016 to make a pos
Excited to be working with you, Spartan! We are excited to announce that leading international sports goods supplier, Spartan Sports, will sponsor our nationwide Giving4Grassroots™ (G4G™) grants program. G4G™ funds
G4G Grants Impact Our Youth G4G Grant supports Tennis Club membership increase of 30% Paramount Tennis Club received a $3,700 G4G grant in 2015, which allowed them to increase their club’s membership by
Getting Underprivileged Kids to Their Cricket Games A $5,000 grant has allowed Sunshine Heights Cricket Club to transport less-privileged kids to their cricket games. “The make-up and backgrounds of our junior players means th
G4G Grant supports Tennis Club membership increase of 30% Paramount Tennis Club received a $3,700 G4G grant in 2015, which allowed them to increase their club’s membership by 30%. The club knows how important the role of sport is fo
Sports legends to champion fundraising programs for $300m goal The Australian Sports Foundation today celebrates its 30th anniversary and announced that 12 sports greats have agreed to support its fundraising initiatives as “Champions”. Si
Fundraising Quick Win Debbie Adams, Tritons Secretary/ Junior Development Officer, shared with us some of her tips on how she raised $2,000 to run a Come ‘n Try program, which resulted in 50% of all C
Be a good sport and donate through the ASF He belongs to a family known as one of the most of the richest and most philanthropic in the nation. Yet even Josh Liberman never knew he could make a donation to his favourite spo
Celebrating Melbourne Cup, it's Fundraising That Stops A Nation! Our top ten reasons to fundraise with the Australian Sports Foundation battle it out in a race to be number one. Who will take out The Cup? 1. Tax deductible donations 2. No chocol
Spotlight on the Cronulla Sharks Launching your campaign is the hardest part, but it does get easier. We are following the Cronulla Sharks fundraising journey to give you an insight into what a high profile club g
2015 G4G recipients update We granted 26 clubs grants in August this year, thanks to our generous G4G donors who made this possible. We have an update from 3 of our recipients on how their have been using th
NEWS – Dockers’ facility to set new AFL benchmark The Australian Sports Foundation is partnering with Fremantle Dockers AFL club to help the Dockers fund its contribution to a $109 million integrated community and elite sport and
South Australia Sports Museum It is made apparent that every donation, no matter how small, helps our partners in their fundraising goals. Through the official launch of the future South Australia Sports Museum
NEWS – Bresciano backs Pararoos for Rio Games With funding secured for the Australian Pararoos to compete in the World Championships later this month, former Socceroo Mark Bresciano is now urging the public to support fundrais
FROM THE CAPTAIN – MAY 2015 With just one month to go before financial year end, donations are rolling in across many of our projects. Amazingly, nearly 40% of all donations we receive typically come in the m
NEWS – Donation allows Hawks to invest in Indigenous football communities AFL premiers, Hawthorn, will expand its Indigenous program following a $1 million donation from Epic Pharmacy Group founders and Hawthorn Football Club Foundation members, Stuart G
NEWS – Sports Foundation moves to save Adelaide Lightning WNBL club The Australian Sports Foundation is working with Adelaide Lightning to ensure it participates in the 2015-16 Women’s National Basketball League, and to continue to provide a path
NEWS – Queensland Rugby aiming to hook world record for SCRUM monument Queensland Rugby will raise awareness for its SCRUM monument at Suncorp Stadium by attempting to break the world record for the World’s Largest Scrum in September. Queensland Rug
FROM THE CAPTAIN – APRIL 2015 The year end is fast approaching so it is a great time to engage with your donors to thank them for their ongoing support and to ensure you are front of mind as they plan those end
The fundraising market and opportunity for sport   Many people perceive sport as being incredibly well funded in Australia, however the professional and public nature of the minority provides an uneven bias to this opinion.
FROM THE CAPTAIN – MARCH 2015 The sporting summer continues and hasn’t it been a great one!? Our congratulations go to our newest world champions, the Australian Cricket team, for their fantastic world cu
FROM THE CAPTAIN – FEBRUARY 2015 What a time to be an Aussie sports fan – the Australian Open and Asian Cup were amazing and with Cricket’s world cup just around the corner it’s sure to be a big
From the Captain – April 2015 The year end is fast approaching so it is a great time to engage with your donors to thank them for their ongoing support and to ensure you are front of mind as they plan those end

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