Fundraising Institute Australia (FIA) and The Real Media Collective (TRMC) have announced a further success in negotiations with Australia Post across Charity Mail to assist during the COVID-19 recovery period, effective 1 October to 31 December 2020.
“FIA works tirelessly to support our members, and the broader sector. These initiatives help all charities, and, in these challenging times, we want to ensure the Australian sector receives as much help as possible to fund their critical missions,” said Katherine Raskob, CEO, Fundraising Institute Australia.
This rebate will benefit charities of all sizes with their fundraising efforts and will be of huge benefit at a very challenging time. Raskob said they are delighted to have negotiated this kind of rebate – a great example of how working with industry, Australia Post and charities can deliver meaningful results.
The program will provide charities with a postage rebate of 10% on any incremental Charity Mail activity undertaken from 1 October to 31 December 2020 compared to the same period in 2019.
The rebate applies to the incremental Charity Mail volume achieved through this period compared to the same period in 2019, adjusted for any Charity Mail volume shortfall that occurs in 1 January to 31 March 2021 compared to 2020, and any applicable credit claims in those periods.
“Our members include printers and mail-houses across Australia. Working with Fundraising Institute Australia and Australia Post to develop relaxations for charities provides solid volumes for our members and the broader industry, as well as support to charities who use direct mail for donor acquisition campaigns. Now, more than ever, charities need this support and we thank Australia Post for working with industry to achieve this relief,” said Kellie Northwood, CEO, The Real Media Collective.
This isn’t the first time FIA and TRMC have secured postage relief, with Charity Mail relaxations offered in May for charities and industry.