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How can I make a one-off or regular donation?

You can make a donation online:

Every donation gets us closer to our goal of zero deaths from breast cancer by 2030.

Is my donation tax deductible?

To be eligible to claim your donation as a tax deduction, the donation must be;

  • Two dollars ($2.00) or more and;
  • The recipient charity must be endorsed by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) as a deductible gift recipient (DGR) organisation.
  • The deduction must be claimed in your tax return for the income year in which the donation was made.

The National Breast Cancer Foundation (ABN 37 144 841 707) has been endorsed by the Australian Taxation Office as a deductible gift recipient (DGR) organisation.

What are my donation options (ways to give) ?

There are a variety of ways you can donate to make a difference depending on your individual circumstances.

Options include:

What does my donation fund?

Your donation goes towards reseach – NBCF believes research is the most effective way to improve the prevention, detection and treatment of breast cancer. NBCF funds research across the spectrum — from understanding the fundamental basis of this disease to develop better treatment options, to psychosocial research aimed at improving quality of life.

How can I cancel my donation?

Please contact us on 1300 708 763 to discuss your donation.

For your privacy and security, changes can only be made by you, the supporter, and not by a relative or friend. If you email or write to us, please remember to include your postal address and Supporter Number so we can locate your record.

How can I change or update my details?

If you would like to update your contact details or financial details please contact us on 1300 708 763 or email supporter.relations@nbcf.org.au

How can I get a copy of my tax receipt?

All donations of $2.00 or more will be issued with a tax deductible receipt. If you donate online, your receipt will automatically be emailed to you the same day – you may find it in your spam/junk folder. For all other donations, your receipt will be posted to the address provided within 5-7 business days, and receipts for monthly donations will be issued at the end of each financial year.

How can I get a copy of my yearly tax receipt?

For our supporters who donate on an ongoing/monthly basis, a consolidated tax receipt will automatically be issued at the end of each financial year – usually in mid-July. Your tax receipt will include all donations made within that financial year. If you require a previous year’s tax statement for your records, please contact : supporter.relations@nbcf.org.au

Am I able to get a refund?

As a charity unfortunately we can’t provide a refund for change of mind. It is for this reason we ask that you make your decision to donate to us carefully. However, if a mistake has been made by us, we will endeavour to ensure that any genuine errors (such as the amount donated) are rectified. All refund requests must be made in writing to supporter.relations@nbcf.org.au and are considered on case by case basis and at our sole discretion. Please be aware that refunds may take up to 10 business days to process.

How can I donate offline?

You can donate over the phone by calling 1300 708 760 or you can download, print and return this form with your donation .

I want to donate percentage from sales of a product

Please contact our corporate partner team at : corporatepartners@nbcf.org.au

 

Are you government funded?

NBCF receives no government funding. What we do, would not be possible without the support and generosity of people like you. Our mission is simple: stop deaths from breast cancer. How? By identifying, funding and championing world-class research – research that will help us detect tumours earlier, improve treatment outcomes and ultimately – save lives.Since we started in 1994, we’ve invested over $170 million in over 534 breast cancer research projects across the country. We’ve seen remarkable results, but the job’s not done.

Do you have door-to-door fundraisers in my area?

Professional fundraisers visit homes and shopping centres in designated areas around Australia, requesting people to give a regular donation to NBCF via direct debit. Please Click here to see if our fundraisers are currently in your local area:

 

How do I know that a door-to-door fundraiser works for NBCF?

Please be assured that if door-to-door fundraisers are wearing badges which show their identity and NBCF branded shirts or jumpers they are legitimate NBCF fundraisers. Our fundraisers also don’t ask for/accept cash donations. Please Click here to see if there are door-to-door fundraisers currently in your location:

 

I’d like to speak to someone directly about my enquiry.

Please call 1300 708 763 or fill in our contact us form to discuss your enquiry with our friendly team.

How do I register to raise funds for the National Breast Cancer Foundation?

A fundraising event can be big, small, simple or glamorous. It can be for 10 friends or 100 colleagues. Host it at home, work, school – anywhere. The choice is yours. Fundraising includes everything from morning teas to shaving your head. Every dollar makes a difference.

You can register online for the following events and campaigns:

You will receive an email once your application form has been successfully submitted. Allow 48 hours for a confirmation receipt to be issued. Approval can take between 5-7 working days.
If you prefer not to set up an online fundraising page, contact the friendly team by email at community.fundraising@nbcf.org.au or call 1300 803 551 and we’ll register you on our system.

Can I use Facebooks 'Fundraisers' option to promote my event?

While this is an option, we do not encourage using this platform. The best way to encourage friends and family to donate to your fundraiser is through the sharable link we send you. NBCF does not have communication with Facebook at this stage. While the money does come to NBCF, we are not advised of when. Therefore we will be unable to attribute any funds raised on Facebook, to your overall total on your Zero Hero Fundraising page.

What if the date of my event changes?

Please contact the friendly Supporter Relations team by email at community.fundraising@nbcf.org.au or call 1300 708 763 to advise them of the change of date. This is important, as you will need to be issued a new Authority to Fundraise with a new date.

Will NBCF help me promote my event?

If you use social media, the best way to publicise your event is through the NBCF Facebook Page and Twitter account.
You can upload and share your event photos directly onto our Facebook Page.

Can we approach any of NBCF's corporate partners for additional support?

As these companies are already very generous supporters of the Foundation and are approached frequently throughout the year, we ask that you do not approach these companies for financial sponsorship or in relation to prize donations. These companies are listed on the NBCF website.

Can I book one of your ambassadors at my event, and how do I do that?

While we are grateful for your support, it is not possible for NBCF to secure celebrities for your event. We may be able to offer one of our speakers, however.

Can I hold a contest/lottery/auction at the event I'm hosting?

Yes, you can. Lotteries and games of chance may be used to raise money for NBCF.
If you need more information on regulations for your state, download the contact information for each state here.
According to the Best Practice Guidelines of the Office of Liquor, Gaming and Racing NSW event costs should also not exceed 40% of total income.

Does NBCF provide public liability insurance?

NBCF is unable to provide public liability insurance cover to community fundraising events and/or coordinators. It is the responsibility of the event coordinator to arrange this in conjunction with the venue.

Can people who donate get a tax deductible receipt?

You can only provide a tax deductible receipt to someone who makes a donation without receiving a material benefit. You cannot provide a tax deductible receipt for donations made to a raffle, auction or to someone who provides goods, a service or general cash for sponsorship. If someone provides a large cash sponsorship donation, you can provide them with a letter to acknowledge their contribution. You can also inform NBCF with their details at the end of your event and we can provide them with a thank you letter for their sponsorship donation once the money has been received by NBCF. Online donations will be automatically receipted to the email address provided when the donation is made.

Do you have any tips to help with my fundraiser?

Yes, please visit our fundraising tips and tools page.

How long will people be able to donate to my page after my event?

Your event fundraising page will be active for four weeks following the date of your event. If you believe you may receive donations exceeding this time period, you can bank your funds via:

  • CHEQUE – All cheques should be made payable to the ‘National Breast Cancer Foundation’. Please write your supporter ID on the back of the cheque and a note to let us know how you raised your money so we can acknowledge your support.
  • For POSTBillpay and BPAY Code please call our Supporter Services team on 1300 803 551. If you received a return form, you will have received your own POSTbillpay and BPAY number so you can make a payment directly from your account to the National Breast Cancer Foundation account.

Please do not send cash directly to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

Alternatively, you can contact the friendly team by email at community.fundraising@nbcf.org.au or call 1300 708 763 regarding keeping your page active.

Where do I find my return form?

Your return form was emailed or mailed to you with your ‘Authority to Fundraise’ after you registered to host your event. If you cannot find your return form, please contact the Community Fundraising team on 1300 803 551.

I’d like to speak to someone directly about my enquiry.

Please call 1300 803 551 or email community.fundraising@nbcf.org.au

 

How do I deposit funds that I've collected via my activity?

The best way to back your offline fundraising money is through your online fundraising page with your credit card. Your total fundraising amount will then be shown on your page.

You can also bank your funds via:

CHEQUE – All cheques should be made payable to the ‘National Breast Cancer Foundation’. Please write your supporter ID on the back of the cheque and a note to let us know how you raised your money so we can acknowledge your support.
For POSTBillpay and BPAY Code please call our Supporter Services team on 1300 803 551
If you received a return form, you will have received your own POSTbillpay and BPAY number so you can make a payment directly from your account to the National Breast Cancer Foundation account.

Please do not send cash directly to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

If you have any further questions about banking your funds, please contact the friendly team by email at community.fundraising@nbcf.org.au or call 1300 803 551.

Does the National Breast Cancer Foundation supply wedding favours?

Yes we do! Show your guest how important breast cancer research is to you by purchasing wedding favours. For a suggested donation of $4 per item, you will receive a mounted pink ribbon with a personalised message for your guests.

To order, please contact us a minimum of 15 days prior to your event on on 1300 803 551 or email communityfundraising@nbcf.org.au

What does a NBCF corporate partnership look like?

We build corporate partnerships based on joint business and social impact requirements. We take this strategic thinking as a core principle so that we are able to build long-term mutually beneficial partnerships that lead to positive outcomes across business and social communities.

Corporate partnerships can include elements of:
• Cause related marketing campaigns
• Corporate partnership collaborations
• Employee giving platforms
• Fundraising events/campaigns
• Pro bono business projects/services
• Research project alignment
• Volunteering opportunities
• Workforce engagement programmes

Please view case studies on our corporate partnerships.

Does NBCF have any restrictions on corporate partnerships?

To be eligible to claim your donation as a tax deduction, the donation must be;Two dollars ($2.00) or more and; The recipient charity must be endorsed by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) as a deductible gift recipient (DGR) organisation. The deduction must be claimed in your tax return for the income year in which the donation was made. The National Breast Cancer Foundation (ABN 37 144 841 707) is endorsed by the Australian Taxation Office as a deductible gift recipient (DGR) organisation.

Is my corporate donation tax deductable?

There are strict requirements under the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) ruling in regards to donations and tax deductibility.

For a payment to be tax deductible:

= It must meet the definition of a ‘gift’ or donation i.e. is voluntary and no material benefit is received in return
= It must be made to a DGR (Deductible Gift Recipient). NBCF has DGR status
= The gift must be money or property
= The gift must meet gift conditions. For example, the requirement for cash is that it must be a minimum of $2 to be tax deductible, and you must have a valid tax receipt when claiming donations exceeding $10.

Note: When a donor receives large acknowledgement in return of a donation, it could prevent the payment from meeting the deductibility requirement.

ATO Link

When a payment is not a gift and considered a contribution (where a benefit is received in return), there is a minor benefit rule/condition that could be applied to the individual whereby they may only claim the relevant deductible amount. For example:

Amount paid must be more than $150 + benefit received must be no more than $150, and no more than 20% of the value of the contribution

Examples of minor benefit applications are available here

Can we donate from our company without being a partner?

Yes, corporate donations are most welcome. Please click here to donate or contact us at corporatepartners@nbcf.org.au

How do we become a corporate partner?

Please contact ouR team at corporatepartners@nbcf.org.au or click here to submit an application. We will get back to you within 48 hours.

Can I use the NBCF logo on a product I'm selling?

Organisations are not permitted to use the NBCF logo on the packaging of a product or on a product that is sold in a retail environment without an established partnership agreement. Please contact our team to submit an application .

How do you decide which researchers get funding from NBCF?

Each year an open and competitive call is issued for research proposals. To ensure integrity, accountability and transparency when awarding funds, NBCF coordinates a rigorous peer review process. The NBCF peer review process is integral to supporting the best breast cancer research in Australia. The effectiveness and sustainability of the review process depends on externally appointed scientific and consumer reviewers with wide-ranging expertise in cancer research. NBCF has privileged access to some of the best scientific minds on a volunteer basis. Outcomes of the applications reviewed by the scientific Peer Review Committees and Consumer Advisory Panels are presented to our Research Advisory Committee (RAC). The recommendations made by the RAC are then submitted to the NBCF Board of Directors for final decision and approval.

What is your mission?

The goal of NBCF is to fund excellent research that will have a substantial impact on breast cancer and helps us reach zero deaths from breast cancer by 2030

What breast cancer research projects do you fund?

We fund world-class research projects to help identify risk factors, develop new ways to treat and monitor breast cancer, improve quality of life for breast cancer patients, improve treatment outcomes and ultimately-save more lives.

Do you fund projects into metastatic breast cancer?

Currently NBCF funds 26 projects studying metastatic breast cancer, which totals to about $16 million in research investment. The projects focus on finding new therapies, better ways of detecting and monitoring metastatic disease to a study evaluating the feasibility, safety and preliminary efficacy of an exercise and dietary intervention for women with metastatic breast cancer. In the last 3 years, we have distributed $11.5M over 19 projects directly addressing metastatic breast cancer.

Do you collaborate with other cancer charities?

In 2017 for the first time, NBCF and the Movember Foundation came together to jointly fund high impact translational research that spans both prostate and breast cancer to improve outcomes for men and women. In 2019 NBCF joined with Cure Brain Cancer Foundation to fund translational research that spans both primary brain cancer and breast cancers to improve the survival for people diagnosed with these diseases; in addition, NBCF has joined with Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation to fund translational research that tackles both breast cancer and ovarian cancer, with the potential to transform the clinical management of these conditions

Do you fund clinical trials?

Yes. While some later stage clinical trials can be extremely expensive and beyond the capacity of NBCF to support, it is possible for NBCF to fund small scale, early stage clinical trials. For example, NBCF is currently funding a research project that will undertake two early stage clinical trials to test the safety and effectiveness of a drug in patients with advanced (metastatic) breast cancer. This drug is currently in use for the treatment of blood cancers such as leukemia and lymphoma.

How can I join a clinical trial?

Unfortunately, we do not have the expertise to direct patients to clinical trials. Recruitment of patients to clinical trials requires the expertise of health professionals who need to accurately evaluate each individual participant for specific trials. It is best to consult with an appropriate health professional who can best advise on the possible clinical trials that you may be able to participate in. You may also try contacting the Cancer Helpline on 13 11 20 or Cancer Trials Australia. They may be able to best direct you to current trials.

Does your research support men too?

Yes, our research is not restricted to women and aims to help all Australians affected by breast cancer.

I’d like to speak to someone directly about my enquiry.

Please e-mail research@nbcf.org.au

How can I volunteer?

Volunteer opportunities are wide-ranging and varied, including office-based roles and event support (Mother’s Day Classic or Pink Triathlon). Make sure you regularly check out our current volunteer vacancies.

Do I need experience?

You may need experience for some volunteer opportunities, while for others we’ll provide all the training that you’ll need. Make sure you read the position details carefully before applying to make sure you’ll be right for the role.

Is there an age limit?

You must be 18 years of age to participate as an NBCF volunteer.

I have a special skill to offer – can I volunteer?

Yes, absolutely! We’ve received pro bono support from copywriters, journalists, social media specialists, video producers, trainers and facilitators. These roles are usually based on a pre-identified need and advertised, however, feel free to touch base, clearly with an expression of interest. From there we can chat about your area of expertise. Email us at volunteers@nbcf.org.au

Can I volunteer to become a Community Ambassador?

If you have been affected by breast cancer – either directly, or through a family member or close friend – and would like to share your story with others, we need you! Ideally, you’d be comfortable speaking at community events, presenting to corporate partners and be willing to talk to the media. To volunteer to be a Community Ambassador email speakers@nbcf.org.au. 

How do I book an NBCF Community Ambassador for an event?

Firsthand experience is a powerful way to inspire action. If you would like book a volunteer Community Ambassador email speakers@nbcf.org.au.

Where should I go for medical support?

Early detection in breast cancer is extremely important so if you have noticed any changes in your breasts please see a health professional. Organisations such as the Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA) and the Cancer Council may also offer guidance in this area. You can contact BCNA on 1800 500 258 or call the Cancer Council helpline on 13 11 20.

Why is it important to support NBCF?

Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in Australia. One in seven women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. And more than 3000 Australians will die from breast cancer this year. Since NBCF’s inception in 1994, the five-year survival rate for breast cancer has improved from 76% to 91%. We’ve come a long way. But there’s still progress to be made. NBCF receives no government funding. What we do would not be possible without the support of the Australian public. By investing in game-changing research across the spectrum, including the areas of prevention and risk, detection, treatment outcomes and quality of life, you’ll be funding research that stops death from breast cancer. Research is the only way we can understand more about the cause and development of breast cancer – so that we can more effectively prevent, diagnose and treat it. Make tomorrow better and fund research today.

I’d like to know more about the symptoms of breast cancer

You can find information on breast cancer symptoms here. Organisations such as the Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA) and the Cancer Council may also offer guidance in this area.You can contact BCNA on 1800 500 258 or call the Cancer Council helpline on 13 11 20.

I’d like to know more about the treatments for breast cancer

You can find information on breast cancer treatments here. Organisations such as the Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA) and the Cancer Council may also offer guidance in this area.

You can contact BCNA on 1800 500 258 or call the Cancer Council helpline on 13 11 20.

How can I support NBCF?

You can support NBCF in a variety of ways including:

Please can I be removed from your mailing list?

If you would like to update your details or be removed from our mailing list please call us on 1300 708 763 or email info@nbcf.org.au

How can I sign up to your newsletter?

To sign up to our e-newsletter visit the link on our homepage. To change your subscription options or to update your preference of contact, please call us on 1300 708 763 or email info@nbcf.org.au

Where can I find your annual report?

You can find our annual report here

Do you have a media contact?

Please email media@nbcf.org.au

What is your ethical alignment?

At all times, NBCF is mindful of its role in the community, as a leader, an innovator and a guardian of socially responsible good practice for its donors, staff and other key stakeholders. We need to do the right thing. In addition to reflecting and redrafting our organisation’s values, NBCF conducted a strategic review of its practices to ensure they are aligned to both the expectations of our staff and stakeholders, as well as complementing our cancer control mission. This has resulted in a shift in focus in our approach starting with our internal staff engagement, to the nature of our partnerships especially within the corporate sector, through to our ethical investment portfolio that goes beyond the omission of such issues as environment, to include key drivers of cancer causation

Do you have door-to-door fundraisers in my area?

Our dedicated and professional fundraisers visit homes all around Australia to increase awareness of the importance of breast cancer research. Please click here to see if our fundraisers are currently in your local area.

Where can I buy merchandise from?

You can shop our great range of NBCF merchandise here: <link>. You can shop our pink products here <link>. All these companies have generously agreed to donate a portion of their sales to game-changing breast cancer research

I’d like to speak to someone directly about my enquiry.

Please call 1300 708 763 or fill in our contact us form.