Partners & Collaborators

We simply couldn't achieve what we need to without our Primary Partners and Collaborators. The organisations showcased below know that their investment in the Benchmarking Project demonstrates their commitment to an informed and best-practice fundraising sector. We thank each and every one for their support.

Marlin Communications

As we're sure you know, Marlin Communications is Australia’s largest creative and digital agency that works solely with organisations dedicated to changing the world.

It is vital that partners share values, so we are over the moon to join forces with a bunch of people who share ours. To paraphrase Bertrand Russell, we are inspired by love and guided by knowledge, and we know that Marlin Communications are the same. They are a certified B-Corporation, Carbon Neutral, charity focused, proud of their people and what they can achieve, and are great sector citizens.

More Strategic

The Benchmarking Project is very proud to partner with More Strategic to provide you with the full narrative your organisation needs to succeed.

The More Profitability Benchmarking, in conjunction with The Benchmarking Project, offers essential insights for every fundraising organisation.

Slingshot Data

It all begins with your data.

Provide us with your data (and we can assist with this too) and we’ll begin a review and undertake transactional analysis. We’ll build a model and segment the data – whether it’s a standard build or a customized requirement, we have the tools. If there is something in particular you would like to know about your donors, we’ll work the data to deliver the answers you need.

The more you know and understand your donors, the greater your ability to personalise and engage with them. Let us drive your data and put the knowledge in your hands.


A network of thinkers, change agents and content creators looking for a better way to help the world – and the people in it – communicate changes big and small.

They seek to accelerate understanding. To move people to acceptance and action. To enable change for the good, by improving the way not-for-profits communicate.

We are an integrated and creative Fundraising agency with a passion for relationship craftsmanship. We are committed to doing business responsibly and seeking opportunities to make a difference. It’s our people which make us, define us and drive us to do better.

We are engineered to collaborate and connect every step of the way.

Partnering with some of Australia’s leading charitable causes, it’s easy to see why Donor Republic is Australia’s most sought after agency carving its reputation on constantly delivering results from a team of hard working fundraisers.

It’s what earnt them FIA’s Supplier of the year award two years running in 2021 and 2022 and Campaign of the year in 2020.

Dr Chapman holds a PhD in the psychology of charitable giving (University of Queensland) and is not a Lecturer in Marketing and ARC DECRA Fellow, specialised in donor psychology and fundraising.

With a background in non-profit marketing, Cassandra’s national and international award winning research focuses on the psychology of charitable giving, trust in non-profits, and public responses to charity scandals.

She uses diverse methods to understand when and why donors are more (or less) willing to give to particular causes and the implications such preferences have for how charities communicate.

FED is an agency dedicated to Fundraising Every Day.

We believe that fundraising success come from listening to the head, heart, and gut.

Our wonderful team have been supporting fundraisers to grow their organisations sustainably and realistically since 2011.

We’ve done this through a combination of thinking, doing and delivering to get amazing results. We’re as ravenous about fundraising strategy as we are about smashing out fundraising campaigns.

Our clients describe us as flexible, frank and fun.

FED was originally born as flat earth direct in 2011 and up until 2023 that’s what you may have known us as. We think Fundraising Every Day better represents who we are. A group of talented and passionate people who get out of bed every day to fundraise for causes we love.

Fundraising Institute Australia (FIA) is the national peak body representing professional fundraising in Australia. Our vision is bigger impact for a better world though best-practice fundraising.

Our mission is to build a vibrant community of best-practice fundraisers and a culture of professional fundraising. We do this through education and training, support and advocacy, and the promotion and protection of the fundraising sector. The FIA Code is the self-regulatory scheme that guides the sector to professional best practice.

We are experts in regular giving and are committed to driving excellence in fundraising.

Join Adam G. Watson, Paul Tavatgis FFIA and Peter Coleman Ph.D. and dive into our cutting-edge insights, strategies, and sustainable solutions to elevate your regular giving campaigns.

We will take you on a journey of innovation, excellence, and lasting impact in the world of fundraising.

At GiveTel, we get it… We understand the challenges you face in an ever-changing economic environment, and we know how to deliver the best quality to your campaign.

We’re well versed in donor-journey analysis, data segmentation, supporter retention and life-time value. And we know from first-hand experience the elements required for developing fantastic fundraisers.

As an extension of your fundraising team and the voice of your cause, we bring our best to every interaction we have with your supporters.

Our commitment to you is that we will make every call count.

At Giving Architects, we’re more than fundraising consultants, we become a vital part of your team. Empowering you with effective giving solutions to amplify your donor relationships and maximise your impact. We understand your mission is unique. And that’s why we don’t have a one-size-fits-all way of working. With our tailor-made solutions and proven track record, you can trust us to deliver. Whether you need a high-level strategic view or hands-on delivery, we’ll commit to seeing your project through to fruition.

 With decades of experience between us, we boast top fundraising talent in New Zealand and Australia. In fact, it’s our team of passionate problem solvers and innovators that sets us apart. With us in your team, you’ll have the confidence needed to think big and succeed.

HomeMade is your local digital and fundraising agency with a global outlook and experience, supporting forward thinking, ambitious charities in the UK, Australia and New Zealand to take their fundraising further.

We have a unique internal skills set – from fundraising strategists who develop multi-channel, offline and online integrated campaigns, to digital advertising and content experts, designers who create beautiful and inspiring assets, UX and google analytics ninjas, and front end and back end developers who can optimise your existing tech stack, as well as create new digital platforms and apps if needed. And we make excellent tea.

Include a Charity is a social change campaign of Fundraising Institute Australia, and our goal is to encourage more people to leave a gift in their will.

Our members cover a range of charitable causes – from health, medical research, education and animal welfare to the environment, community services and the arts.

We also advocate for change with government and estate planning professionals to help the public and charitable sector.

We are proud to be working with The Benchmarking Project to change charitable giving so that gifts in wills become the norm and allow more Australians to make their mark.

Creatives who love data. Since 2016.

You invest in data because you know that with knowledge you’ll raise more for the cause you love. Knowledge, time and budget are key for your success.

Moceanic has another amazing ‘knowledge bank’ that will help you get the most out of your fundraising.

Our courses, workshops, templates, examples and coaching are designed to help raise extra funds AND save you time and budget. No matter your budget, experience or charity size – we are here to help.

“Joining the Moceanic Fundraisingology lab has pushed all my actions as a fundraiser to the next level. I have had more successes with targets and donor interactions than I could have predicted and will definitely be renewing for another year“ – Caitlin, Health Services Australia.

You can contact Sean to line up a genuinely useful free consultation on your fundraising challenges.

ntegrity drives growth, for good. We’re a full service fundraising agency specialising in building and managing fundraising products and campaigns, to drive new donor acquisition, create new revenue streams and nurture to grow the lifetime value of donors at your organisation. We lead Australia in the effectiveness of our digital and NextGen fundraising approaches.

Find out more about the growth we can achieve together.

Parachute connects people that care with the causes that they care about. We’re a powerhouse fundraising agency delivering excellent, creative, data-driven experiences online and offline to help charities acquire new donors and supporters, raise more awareness and money, and have a bigger impact on the world.

Precision work in partnership with fundraisers to deliver powerful communications to attract and retain donors. From strategic guidance across all programs and platforms, to creative execution: bringing good causes to life is our passion. Precision has also long been recognised as a leader in supplying the not-for-profit sector with superior print and mail services.

We are passionate about donor-centric communications that attract and retain life-long donors and do this through our core services:

  • Strategy
  • Creative
  • Research & Analytics
  • Multi-channel
  • Production and Mail
  • Automation

The team at Revolutionise combine the skills, knowledge and attitude of a purpose consultancy, management consultancy, behavioural design agency, creative advisors, personal development consultancy and leadership coaching. We are an accelerator for people with purpose.

We help you accelerate your growth through inspiration, education, behavioural design and support. We work in person and virtually bringing together teams and standing with you as you accelerate your purpose-driven revolution.

Strategic Grants is the provider of the Grants Expertise Management Systems, GEMS, the largest database of all funding available to NFPs across Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand. Our Trans-Tasman team is Australia and New Zealand’s most trusted team of grants specialists.

We have a heart for the charitable sector, working alongside for-purpose organisations and helping them grow successful grant-seeking strategies. 

We build your capacity to apply for and win grant funding, using extensive sector knowledge, research, strong writing, training, and robust processes.

Synergy Fundraising is a full-service fundraising agency determined to deliver outstanding results and unrivalled service every single time. Whether it’s donor acquisition, appeals, gifts in wills or a full strategic plan we can help you achieve better results and soon.

Synergy has helped some of Australia’s most loved charities and is trusted by organisations like Cerebral Palsy Alliance, Seeing Eye Dogs Australia, Australian Conservation Foundation, Vision Australia, McGrath Foundation, Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia, Royal Flying Doctor Service – QLD, Wayside Chapel, Taronga Conservation Society, Humane Society International Australia and many more.

If you’re about making the world a better place, we’d love to help, and we guarantee that you’ll never feel like just another client.

Get it right and you can transform the effectiveness of your organisation. Take the wrong path and you might risk financial, brand and legal problems. We can build your team’s long-term capacity to help you get the very best from face to face fundraising.

Xponential is delighted to collaborate with The Benchmarking Project. We share a commitment to using data and analysis to enable effective fundraising.

We are Australia’s big gift specialists. We’re a dedicated team of consultants who specialise in capital and capacity campaigns, major gifts, fundraising strategy, and gifts in wills.

Xponential’s Australian Major Gifts Benchmarking Study complements The Benchmarking Project. It gives detailed comparisons about major gifts program performance and major donors, and also the management “how to” of successful programs.

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