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While we can't meet in person, this year's conference will have a great two day program (to avoid the fatigue inevitable from a day of Zoom) and still provide opportunities to network with your colleagues. Register for our conference in November and hear presenters on a variety of topics, including:

- Emma Hayward from Deakin University and Stephen Rowe from the Australian National University discuss capacity rating methods

- University of Queensland fundraiser Weston Bruner on inspiring researchers as fundraising partners

- The University of Auckland's John Bird on the pros and cons of modelling methods

- A panel discussion on career paths with a foundation in prospect development featuring Conor McCarthy from the National Library of Australia and Anneke Burlinson from Murdoch University.

- Fundraising Research & Consulting's Molly Masiello and Western Sydney University's Victoria Coyne provide guidance on gift acceptance and due diligence work. 

More presentations are pending and should be confirmed by the end of October, so consider this a teaser. 

Each day will feature regular opportunities to virtually 'break out' and chat to your colleagues about the presentations, or anything else on your mind.

The cost is $30 for Apra Australia members, and $45 for non-members. Register below.

Data Ethics and Privacy in Fundraising in Australia

  • 1 Sep 2020
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Zoom

Registration is closed

Apra Australia is excited to offer our first collaboration with the Fundraising Institute Australia, with a presentation from CEO, Katherine Raskob.

Best practice collection, management and use of data in fundraising activity is critical in order to meet community and donor expectations. 

While Australia’s privacy principles are stringent, they don’t go as far as the 2018 GDPR regulations in the European Union.  There, consent must be freely given, specific, informed and unambiguous.  And it must be expressed by a clear affirmative action. That means that generally no pre-ticked boxes, silence or inactivity is allowed. It must also easy be to withdraw consent. 

It’s important to review the way in which consent is obtained for best practice and also in advance of potentially stricter legislation around the issue of consent which likely to land in Australia in the coming year or two.  Therefore, in fundraising, we ensure our data is collected and managed and how we can further our own data standards in preparation. 

Join Katherine to discuss issues around data privacy and ethics in data in fundraising including as they relate to the FIA Code. 

Katherine is CEO of Fundraising Institute Australia, the largest representative body for the $10.5 billion charitable fundraising sector. Previously she was director of communications and customer experience at Australia’s largest marketing association, the Association for Data-Driven Marketing & Advertising (ADMA).

She grew up in Minnesota, USA, where she completed her undergraduate degree as well as a Master’s in International Business Management. 

Katherine is also a member and graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

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