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Thank you for your interest in setting up your donations facility through, the commission-free online donations service run by the Our Community Foundation and supported by Westpac.

Your GiveNow account will allow you to take credit card donations seven days a week, 24 hours a day. Along with collecting donations via the internet, you will also be able to promote donating by phone, fax, post and bequest.

This donations facility is a commission-free service: we take NO commission or fees for this service. The only fees that will be incurred are the credit card transaction fees that are deducted from the donation (currently 0.99% for Visa and Mastercard and 1.43% for Amex.

You own all your data – does not use any of the donor details in any way.

Donations made to your organisation through GiveNow are safe – our donation systems have the highest level of secure encryption for donor protection.

Before You Begin

It’s frustrating to begin an online process only to realise you don’t have all the necessary information to hand. To help you out, we’ve listed everything you need before you begin.

**If you need clarity on what is or how it works -please read our FAQ section before getting started.**

STEP ONE – Check You Have an Authority to Fundraise

The first step is to check that you have the relevant Authority to Fundraise. This varies from state to state and if you are fundraising in more than one state you must meet the fundraising authority requirements of each state.We can’t register your cause on GiveNow if you don’t meet state fundraising requirements so make sure you do this as your first priority.

Please note that being registered as a charity with the ACNC is not the same as having an Authority to Fundraise – they are two very separate things. Check out the fundraising requirements in your state:

State Fundraising Authority/Licence Required?
National Yes, refer to State by State More Info
ACT Yes, if you plan to raise over $15,000 per annum More Info
NSW Yes More Info
NT No More Info
QLD Yes More Info
SA Yes More Info
TAS No, if incorporated as a charitable organisation solely in Tas More Info
VIC Yes, if you plan to raise over $10,000 per annum More Info
WA Yes More Info

STEP TWO – Do I have all the necessary documents I will need to upload?

  • Certificate of Registration or Incorporation as a Company or Incorporated Association
  • Authority to Fundraise certificate for all the States in which you plan to fundraise
  • Verification of bank account details – this can be a deposit slip or bank statement with your organisation name and account and BSB details
  • Your organisation’s logo

STEP THREE – Your Cause Text

This is the information about your organisation and what you are collecting money for that all donors and potential donors will see so it needs to reflect who you are and what you do in a punchy and engaging way.

Having trouble with your cause text? Try the suggestions (PDF 565Kb)

It is important to have your Cause Text pre-prepared so you can copy and paste it into the field. If you take too long, the page will time out and you will lose you data.

STEP FOUR – Do you agree to the terms and conditions?

Before you sign on it’s important to understand your obligations and those of GiveNow. Have a read and if you are happy with what you read simply tick the box below and you can begin your registration to GiveNow.

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STEP FIVE – Wait to hear from us

You have now gone into the system to be registered. It can take up to two weeks for us to process your application and verify your details. In the meantime sit tight and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

Did you know that by registering your cause with GiveNow you are automatically registered for crowdfunding with our partner, Pozible? Click here to find out more about how to kick off your crowdfunding campaign

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