Our trusted reputation

In December 2019, Make-A-Wish was proud to again be ranked in Australia's Top 20 most trusted charities.

20 December 2019

Australia's Most Reputable Charities announced

In December 2019, we were incredibly proud to again be named among Australia's most reputable charities.

In 2018, Make-A-Wish Australia was the only new entrant in the Australian Charity Reputation Index 'Top 20', which measures overall levels of trust Australians have in the local charity sector.

We are delighted to have again made the list following the 2019 Charity RepTrak® survey. This time having ranked 3 spots higher, thanks to a great year of wishes and support from our #WishForce.

It is a real privilege to be named as one of Australia's most reputable charities, and a testament to our incredible #WishForce, who come together every day - without hesitation or agenda - to positively impact the lives of our wish children and their families.

Sally Bateman - Chief Executive Officer, Make-A-Wish Australia

About the index

Charity Reputation Index

The annual Australian Charity Reputation Index has tracked Australians' attitude towards the charity sector since 2011.

In 2018, the global Reputation Institute (RI) who conduct the survey reported that Australian charities continued to grow in reputational strength, avoiding the erosion of trust currently felt in the corporate sector.

“While individual charities may move up and down in overall rankings, the sector itself continues to grow," said Oliver Freedman, RI Managing Director.

This sentiment continued in 2019, with the majority of charities in the study having "better reputation scores than the best rated corporation in Australia."

Mr Freedman puts this down to charities having many of the positive attributes of corporations, "teamed with a better ability to communicate the community benefits of its work." He concluded, "it’s no surprise that the Charity sector of Australia is the most trusted in the country.”

Read more about the 2019 Charity Reputation Index.

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