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Global Frontier Missions: mini-charity review

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Mini-charity review of Global Frontier Missions (GFM), an organisation that is an Associate member of Missions Interlink and which invites the public, via the website linked from that membership, to donate to it.

Are they responsive to feedback?

  • They have not responded to the draft I sent on 20 February.

Is GFM registered?

  • Yes, as a charity.
  • An association, but not incorporated.
    • This means that GFM cannot enter contracts in its own name.
  • No fundraising licence held in the only state in which it says it operates, its home state[1]

What does GFM do?

Do they share the Gospel?

  • Yes

What impact are they having?

  • No information found.

What do they spend outside the costs directly incurred in delivering the above impact, that is, on administration?

  • No financial information is published, so it is not possible to make this calculation.

Can you get a tax deduction?

  • No

Is their online giving secure?

  • Security is not mentioned.

What choices do you have in how your donation is used?

  • 12
    • But not all may be applicable to Australia.

Is their reporting up-to-date?

  • Yes – they only began on 1 July 2016, so none has been required yet.

Does their reporting comply with the regulator’s requirements?

  • Yes – none required yet.

What financial situation was shown in that Report?

  • NA

What did the auditor say about the last financial statements?

  • NA

If a charity, is their page on the ACNC Register complete?

  • Far from it:
    • No ‘Entity Subtype’
    • P.O. Box for ‘Charity Street Address’
    • ‘Email’, ‘Phone’, and ‘Website’ are blank
    • Only one Responsible Person shown.

Who are the people controlling the organisation?

  • The webpage on Australia does not mention the GFM committee.
  • The constitution requires a minimum of three members, but there’s only one on the ACNC Register:

To whom is GFM accountable?

 

  1. The law in this area is not straightforward – is an internet invitation ‘fundraising’ for instance? – and advice varies, so check with the charity before drawing any conclusions.
  2. For one opinion on the strength of that accountability, see the section Activities in this review.
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