Yield Advisory is a modern services provider that assists people by providing expert advice on areas such as accounting, tax planning and financial planning. They also care about their social impact.
The Yield Managing Director, Lachlan Ballinger, is an avid AFL supporter and fan of Adam Goodes.
After watching the inspiring Adam Goodes documentary, The Final Quarter, Lachlan wanted to donate to a charity that supports Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities.
“We then thought about where we could have the most impact, and that was to support young children living in Indigenous Communities to help set them up for success later in life.” says Lachlan.
When they came across the work of the ILF, as Elisha Manning, Marketing Manager says, “the rest was history!”
The team at Yield also felt connected to the ILF as a charity because a number of their team and clients are First Nations. The choice felt right on many levels.
The first fundraising event was a Morning Tea held during Reconciliation Week, where team members made a donation.
After this, they wanted to go even further.
Yield Advisory continued to fundraise for the ILF during their annual client event where they raffle off prizes in a live-auction.
As part of their auction, they were able to secure some signed merchandise from the Brisbane Lions player and Indigenous man, Charlie Cameron.
They also auctioned off a beautiful Indigenous artwork by Jennifer Kent from Manamana Dreaming, who is a close connection of one of their team members.
“The feedback we received from our clients following this event was fantastic.” Elisha explains. In fact, a number of Yield’s clients even made separate individual donations in addition to the auction!
As a result, in 2021, Yield Advisory raised over $4,000 for the ILF.
Originally, Yield wanted to donate their time to the ILF with an in-person volunteering effort. However, they had to adapt to the ongoing pandemic and decided that fundraising was a great way to support the charity.
In the future, the team hopes to provide volunteering opportunities and potentially mentoring programs to support the ILF.
The ILF is beyond grateful for the support of fundraisers like these.
“We are continually surprised by the different ways people choose to support the work of our Foundation,” says ILF Relationship Manager, David Stewart.
“This donation, in dollar terms, means we can purchase 400 culturally relevant books for children in remote Communities, where there are no libraries or bookshops and access to books is limited”.
“We truly enjoy supporting the ILF and raising awareness of the incredible work they do.” says Elisha.
Thank you to Yield Advisory for ongoing your support!