Exciting Sponsorship Announcement

Firefly is excited to announce the Sponsorship Partnership with Bartercard. Bartercard is the largest small business network in Australia, with over 30,000 small businesses participating in their program. We are thrilled to announce that many of these small businesses are also passionate about supporting our volunteers by sharing their unique offers in the marketplace. What […]

Sponsorship Tips & Tricks by Darryl Vine

Is our budget realistic and achievable? I’ve seen so many sponsorship proposals from local sports clubs and local organisations with $20K Naming Rights or Premium Sponsorships and I think to myself, how on earth are you going to honour that sponsorship. In other words, how are you going to fulfil your offer to the sponsor? […]

The Power Provided By Quality Data In Community Organisation

The critical importance of grassroots community organisations is becoming overwhelmingly obvious. In a digital addiction world the need for physical connections and the longer term potential for positive impact is immense. Therefore harnessing the power of quality data around your organisation’s people, activities and outcomes can be a game-changer for organisations seeking funding and sponsorship […]

The Demise of Volunteers? – What Can You Do About it!

Factors contributing to declining volunteer rates The decline in volunteerism is a concern that casts a long shadow over our communities, with factors like inadequate recognition, financial constraints, and the struggle to balance personal, professional, and volunteer commitments at the core of this issue. Volunteers are really important as they help many community groups and […]

Fundraising Pitfalls: How Organisations Can Rise in a Deep Sea

In the face of ongoing economic trials and a convoluted path to recovery post-pandemic, 2023 has not come without its set of hurdles for organisations, clubs, and charities in Australia, particularly in the realm of passive fundraising. The landscape is characterised by a few pronounced challenges, yet, amidst these, the Firefly Initiative emerges as a […]

Volunteers Rave About the Benefits of Joining the Economy of Social Good

Volunteers Rave About the Benefits of Joining the Economy of Social Good

In today’s fast-paced world, it can be challenging to find ways to give back to the community while still keeping up with other responsibilities. That’s where the Economy of Social Good comes in. This innovative model provides an easy way for volunteers to make a meaningful impact in their communities while also enjoying rewards, discounts, […]

From Screens to Streets: Aligning Community Engagement with Global Environmental Goals

In an era where digital engagement often overshadows direct human interaction, there’s a growing need to rekindle the essence of community spirit. This article, inspired by the thought-provoking insights of Scott Galloway’s Prof G newsletter, delves into the vitality of supporting local ecosystems – be it small businesses, volunteer groups, or community initiatives. It’s about […]

In The Spotlight – Spot the Firefly

Gordo Rutty’s Heroic Journey: The Gift of Life Baton Across Australia In the realm of volunteerism, one name that shines bright is Gordo Rutty. Gordo is not just any volunteer; he’s a dedicated member of “Pride Of Bettermen and Lionesses,” a remarkable organisation committed to making a positive impact on the community. What sets Gordo […]