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. For this reason, we are pleased to provide a discount for purchasing both benchmarking programs at the Full Membership tier for 1 or 2 years.


We work with 89 Australian and NZ Charities and not-for-profits, helping them locate and engage new donors via direct channels. Each year, our clients acquired more than 200,000 donors via direct mail and over 25,000 regular givers by telephone.

We support The Benchmarking Project because fundraising is a team sport.

Mondial Fundraising

We specialise in true blue, honest and respectable telephone fundraising for a range of Australian and New Zealand charities. We've spent over a decade building our reputation and communicating causes which matter to people who care. In this time, we've learnt a great deal - such as, if you support a charity you deserve respect and enormous gratitude. That our team of fundraisers are equally deserving; their conversations are a catalyst for change, improved donor engagement and retention.

Our mission supports charities efforts to maintain, welcome and support regular givers. In order to achieve this, we do two things - We talk and we think differently about the experience we offer people during our calls.


At Moceanic, we know you’re the kind of person who wants to raise more money for your cause so you can do more good in the world. We also know that you want to enjoy your work and not feel frustrated with fundraising.

You can do all that — with a little help from your friends at Moceanic.

We’ll help you create the fundraising you’ve always wanted to create. The kind that’s donor-focused… fact-based… real-world and practical… and built around a community of smart, big-hearted fundraisers like you!

Change & Co

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.

Clever Contacts

Clever Contacts offers a fundraising solution available to all charities, big and small.

Kicking-off in 2014, we had a simple goal of ensuring charities in Australia would have an ethical and transparent option for their telemarketing supplier. We also believe in forming a partnership with the charities we work with. Our team are a passionate and mature group of fundraisers who pride themselves on returning excellent results. We’ve taken a step away from the traditional approach to fundraising calls and actively promote full interaction between our clients and our team.


We believe that fundraising can and needs to be done better; that fundraising should be sustainable.

Collaboration is at the heart of everything LemonTree does, so it was a natural fit to support the Benchmarking Project and the many great people and organisations involved.

Amplify Fundraising

Amplify helps passionate organisations reach ambitious goals. As individual giving specialists, we provide fundraising consulting and program development across all revenue streams, from board development and strategic planning, to team mentoring and campaign management.

We design solutions to suit your specific needs. There is no cookie-cutter. You can count on expert advice, honest opinions and practical solutions to guide your decision making.

Public Outreach

We are an integrated and creative Fundraising agency with a passion for relationship craftmanship. Since 2006, Public Outreach has been 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. We work across Face-to-Face, Phone, and many of the engaging spaces in-between.


Xponential is delighted to collaborate with The Benchmarking Project. We share a commitment to using data and analysis to enable effective fundraising. We think the insights from the experts involved will be of great value. We applaud the charity members’ willingness to collaborate for the greater good of our sector.

Xponential will be providing a discount to Individual Giving Benchmarking Members for our annual Major Gifts Benchmarking Study.

Xponential will share some data from that Study at member forums and workshops of The Benchmarking Project.


RunGopher is an online SMS + MMS marketing automation software that leverages a custom-built AI platform to help you craft meaningful connections with your customers, clients or supporters. Our custom templates, email integration and drag-and-drop editor make it easy to craft tailored, automated journeys that get results.

We help you put the customer experience right in the hands of the consumer, and empower them to be an active part of your brand.

To date we have handled over 12,000 campaigns consisting of more than 4 million contacts. When it comes to using SMS + MMS for fundraising and marketing, there is no better platform.

Pareto Phone

Pareto Phone specialises in telephone fundraising across the charity sector. Focussed on call quality, integrity, industry compliance, service delivery and innovation, we exist to make the world a better place! Supporting the industry through collaboration, going above and beyond for our clients’, and ultimately helping as many beneficiaries as possible.

Our highly trained fundraisers deliver exceptional results by creating memorable and long-lasting connections with our charities’ supporters, and this is supported by best-in-class technology, reporting and a highly experienced team who drive continuous improvement across the business.

Whipbird Consulting

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 long term capacity to help you get the very best from face to face fundraising.

Philanthropy & Fundraising

Collaborating with with marketers, fundraisers, business leaders and boards - providing advisory and coaching for start ups and for purpose businesses supporting the non profit sector. Get in touch to chat how I can help you through coaching, mentoring and strategic advice.

Fundraising & Philanthropy

F&P wants to help you make the world a better place. F&P is Australia’s leading resource for news, insights and the advice about fundraising and philanthropy. Check out their conferences, webinars, e-newsletters, social media and flagship magazine, available in both print and online.

Whether its commentary or case studies, strategy or best practice, F&P delivers the information you need to raise more money and awareness for your cause.

Donor Republic

From their inception in 2016, to now partnering with 154 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 team of fundraisers. It’s what earnt them the FIA’s Supplier of the year award 2021 and Campaign of the year 2020.

Fundraising Partners

We are experts in regular giving and are committed to driving excellence in fundraising. Adam Watson MFIA, Paul Tavatgis FFIA and Peter Coleman Ph.D. MFIA have come together under the Fundraising Partners banner to support sustainable giving in the fundraising sector.

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