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Frequently Asked Questions

Global Development Group is an Australian, non-government, humanitarian development organisation working with approved partners to relieve poverty and provide long-term solutions through quality aid and development projects.

Over 645 million people around the world live in extreme poverty (people living on less than $1.90 per day)1 and struggle every day simply to survive. Global Development Group’s goal is to help improve the lives of those children, families and communities living in poverty, through the implementation of holistic, community-focused and sustainable development solutions. As well as providing relief in emergency situations, we work on long-term community development projects that address the causes of poverty and help people move towards self-sufficiency.

Global Development Group does not discriminate on religious, political, social, cultural, age, ability (or disability) or gender grounds. We believe in freedom, justice, peace and an opportunity for everyone.

Founded in 2002, GDG is approved by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), a member of the Australian Council for International Development (ACFID) and reports to the Australian Taxation Office (ATO), and the Australian Charities and Not-for-profit Commission (ACNC).

Our head office is in Brisbane, Australia. We also have offices in New Zealand, USA, and Cambodia.

1 https://unstats.un.org/sdgs/report/2021/goal-01/

Our Partnership page has information regarding partnership with GDG. This page contains a contact form or you can call us on (07) 3341 6475. We will gladly answer your questions, talk with you about the process and forward a Proposed Project Application form to get the ball rolling.

GDG selects and approves projects that align with our mission, vision and core values. We work with potential partners and stakeholders to identify and design aid and development projects that are implemented in consultation with the local beneficiary community to identify the needs they want to address, utilising their existing resources, knowledge, skills and materials. We select projects that aim to build local capacity, empowering beneficiaries to become responsible for their own development and ensuring sustainable impact. GDG ensures that approved projects meet the requirements outlined in the OAGDS guidelines and the ACFID Code of Conduct. Projects that can meet these requirements are able to become an approved GDG project.

If you already know which project you would like to donate to, press ’Make a secure donation now’ button on the home page and follow the simple instructions.

If you don’t have any preference and would just like to donate to wherever most needed, just type “where most needed” in the “I prefer my donation to go to” mandatory field on the ‘Secure donation page’.

If you have any difficulty, please contact us.

Donations are only accepted and processed in accordance with our donation policy and privacy policy (to view, please either click on ‘Terms and Conditions’ within the ‘Secure donation page’ or the ‘Help’ menu on the home page, under ‘Site user policy’).

In accordance with ATO guidelines, gifts over $2 to Global Development Group approved projects are receipted for tax-deductibility. Global Development Group provides proper authority through its ‘approved Item 1 DGR Overseas Aid Fund’. Project funds are disbursed to our approved projects overseas as per the approved project budget, through an on-field project manager. Tax-deductible gifts are only used for approved aid and development projects.

Yes. Each donation of $2 or more is tax-deductible. The donor can make a donation with a preference for an approved development project and the receipt will be issued within 14 business days. If funds raised exceed the requirement for the preferred project, funds may be directed to another approved activity. Please note, no non-development (evangelistic, political or welfare) activities are a part of, or funded by, GDG projects.

Australia has rigid regulations concerning who will receive the estate of anyone who dies without leaving a valid will; if none exists, intestacy rules automatically apply meaning your estate goes to defined close family members, or to the government.

Accordingly, if you wish to choose who receives something from your estate – family members included – it is essential to have a will. We recommend you seek expert independent legal advice regarding the wording of your will, however the basic options are as below:

Making a legacy gift in your will to GDG/a GDG project There are basically four different ways to remember GDG &/or a particular preferred GDG project in your will:

  1. nominate a particular amount (a pecuniary legacy),
  2. nominate a percentage of your estate,
  3. nominate the remainder of your estate after specifying other legacies (a residuary estate), or
  4. nominating GDG &/or a preferred project as your sole beneficiary.

Please contact us for more information.

Global Development Group is committed to continuous improvement and values your feedback, both positive and negative.

You can give feedback, a compliment or a complaint, to Global Development Group via our Feedback form on our Complaints page.

If you believe the complaint involves a breach of the ACFID Code of Conduct, you can alternatively contact ACFID directly. Please find the information to make a direct complaint to ACFID at this link, https://acfid.asn.au/content/complaints.

If you do not wish to provide feedback via the website Feedback form, please feel free to do so via written letter, fax, email or phone call.

Yes. Global Development Group is a member of ACFID and a signatory to the ACFID Code of Conduct, which provides standards on management and communication with the public, to which Global Development Group is compliant. An annual evidenced-based CSA (Compliance Self-Assessment) is completed and submitted to ACFID.

Global Development Group U.S.A works in conjunction with Global Development Group, Australia, currently carrying out over 200 projects in more than 30 developing countries. Projects by Global Development Group in Australia commenced in 2004, while Global Development Group USA began taking tax deductible donations in May, 2007.

Global Development Group is an humanitarian development organisation working with approved partners to relieve poverty and provide long-term solutions through quality aid and development projects.

Over 645 million people around the world live in extreme poverty (people living on less than $1.90 per day)1 and struggle every day simply to survive. Global Development Group’s goal is to help improve the lives of those children, families and communities living in poverty, through the implementation of holistic, community-focused and sustainable development solutions. As well as providing relief in emergency situations, we work on long-term community development projects that address the causes of poverty and help people move towards self-sufficiency.

Global Development Group does not discriminate on religious, political, social, cultural, age, ability (or disability) or gender grounds. We believe in freedom, justice, peace and an opportunity for everyone.

Founded in 2007, GDG U.S.A is USA Tax Exempt and has 501 (c) (3) approval.

1 https://unstats.un.org/sdgs/report/2021/goal-01/

Our Partnership page has information regarding partnership with GDG. This page contains a contact form or you can email info@globaldevelopment.org.au. We will gladly answer your questions, talk with you about the process and forward a Proposed Project Application form to get the ball rolling.

GDG selects and approves projects that align with our mission, vision and core values. We work with potential partners and stakeholders to identify and design aid and development projects that are implemented in consultation with the local beneficiary community to identify the needs they want to address, utilising their existing resources, knowledge, skills and materials. We select projects that aim to build local capacity, empowering beneficiaries to become responsible for their own development and ensuring sustainable impact. GDG ensures that approved projects meet the requirements outlined in the OAGDS guidelines and the ACFID Code of Conduct. Projects that can meet these requirements are able to become an approved GDG project.

Yes, Global Development Group has 501 (c) (3) approval. Donations $2 and over are tax deductible.

Every person who supports Global Development Group’s work is making a difference in someone’s life in one or more of the following ways:

  • Providing emergency food, shelter and medical assistance to the those in crisis
  • Enabling children to receive an education and a training pathway so they can break the poverty cycle
  • Providing essential health, water, and sanitation resources so communities can thrive
  • Protecting children from being exploited and rehabilitating those have, while helping to locate and prosecute the perpetrators
  • Empowering women and men through microenterprise, so they can provide for their own families
  • Building the capacity of local men and women in order to increase self-reliance and reduce foreign assistance
  • Developing agricultural and other projects for communities to be self-sustaining
  • Utilizing and protecting natural resources to produce energy and the preserve the environment

Global Development Group is committed to continuous improvement and values your feedback, both positive and negative

You can give feedback, a compliment or a complaint, to Global Development Group via our Feedback form on our Complaints page.

If you do not wish to provide feedback via the website Feedback form, please feel free to do so via written letter, fax, email or phone call.

Global Development Group is an, non-government, humanitarian development organisation working with approved partners to relieve poverty and provide long-term solutions through quality aid and development projects.

Over 645 million people around the world live in extreme poverty (people living on less than $1.90 per day)1 and struggle every day simply to survive. Global Development Group’s goal is to help improve the lives of those children, families and communities living in poverty, through the implementation of holistic, community-focused and sustainable development solutions. As well as providing relief in emergency situations, we work on long-term community development projects that address the causes of poverty and help people move towards self-sufficiency.

Global Development Group does not discriminate on religious, political, social, cultural, age, ability (or disability) or gender grounds. We believe in freedom, justice, peace and an opportunity for everyone.

Global Development Group Ltd is a registered charity (CC54017) carrying out quality overseas humanitarian projects with approved partners and providing aid to relieve poverty. Global Development Group Limited has been an approved overseas donee status organisation since 1st April 2018. GDG Ltd is a signatory to the CID Code of Conduct.

1 https://unstats.un.org/sdgs/report/2021/goal-01/

Our Partnership page has information regarding partnership with GDG. This page contains a contact form or you can call us on (07) 3341 6475. We will gladly answer your questions, talk with you about the process and forward a Proposed Project Application form to get the ball rolling.

GDG selects and approves projects that align with our mission, vision and core values. We work with potential partners and stakeholders to identify and design aid and development projects that are implemented in consultation with the local beneficiary community to identify the needs they want to address, utilising their existing resources, knowledge, skills and materials. We select projects that aim to build local capacity, empowering beneficiaries to become responsible for their own development and ensuring sustainable impact. GDG ensures that approved projects meet the requirements outlined in the Council for International Development (CID) Code of Conduct. Projects that can meet these requirements are able to become an approved GDG project.

If you already know which project you would like to donate to, click ‘Donate’ on the home page and follow the simple instructions.

If you don’t have any preference and would just like to donate to wherever most needed, just type “where most needed” in the “I prefer my donation to go to” mandatory field on the ‘Secure donation page’.

If you have any difficulty, please contact us.

Donations are only accepted and processed in accordance with our donation policy and privacy policy (to view, please either click on ‘Terms and Conditions’ within the ‘Secure donation page’ or the ‘Help’ menu on the home page, under ‘Site user policy’).

Yes, annual donation totals of $5 and over to Global Development Group Ltd are eligible for a tax credit in NZ. Donors can make a donation with a preference for an approved development project, the receipt will be issued within 14 business days. Excess funds may be directed to another approved activity. Please note, no non-development (evangelistic, political or welfare) activities are a part of, or funded by, GDG projects.

New Zealand has rigid regulations concerning who will receive the estate of anyone who dies without leaving a valid will; if none exists, intestacy rules automatically apply meaning your estate goes to defined close family members, or to the government.

Accordingly, if you wish to choose who receives something from your estate – family members included – it is essential to have a will. We recommend you seek expert independent legal advice regarding the wording of your will, however the basic options are as below:

Making a legacy gift in your will to GDG/a GDG project There are basically four different ways to remember GDG &/or a particular preferred GDG project in your will:

  1. nominate a particular amount (a pecuniary legacy),
  2. nominate a percentage of your estate,
  3. nominate the remainder of your estate after specifying other legacies (a residuary estate), or
  4. nominating GDG &/or a preferred project as your sole beneficiary.

Please contact us for more information.

Global Development Group is committed to continuous improvement and values your feedback, both positive and negative.

You can give feedback, a compliment or a complaint, to Global Development Group via our Feedback form on our Complaints page.

If you believe the complaint involves a breach of the CID Code of Conduct, you can contact CID directly. Please find the information to make a direct complaint to ACFID at this link, https://www.cid.org.nz/make-a-complaint/

If you do not wish to provide feedback via the website Feedback form, please feel free to do so via written letter, fax, email or phone call.

Yes. Global Development Group is a member of CID and a signatory to the CID Code of Conduct, which provides standards on management and communication with the public, to which Global Development Group is compliant. An annual evidenced-based CSA (Compliance Self-Assessment) is completed and submitted to CID.