5 end of financial year fundraising tips

What are the secrets of fundraising at tax time?
a pile of Australian money: $50, $20 and $10 notes

For artists and not-for-profits, the month of June should be penned in the calendar as a fundraising hot-spot.

June is when many well-off arts lovers seek to lessen their tax loads by donating to causes they believe in, and other arts supporters are also keen to give.

But if you think cashing in is a simple affair, you need to think again. According to two seasoned experts, there’s a fine art to end of financial year fundraising, and campaigns should be built on well laid plans and strategies that suit your story.

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ArtsHub's Arts Feature Writer Jo Pickup is based in Perth. An arts writer and manager, she has worked as a journalist and broadcaster for media such as the ABC, RTRFM and The West Australian newspaper, contributing media content and commentary on art, culture and design. She has also worked for arts organisations such as Fremantle Arts Centre, STRUT dance, and the Aboriginal Arts Centre Hub of WA, as well as being a sessional arts lecturer at The Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA).