Effective Aid International is an Australian registered charity operating as a non-profit company limited by guarantee. The current Chairman, Ian Aitchison founded the organisation in 2005 to bring accountability and better structure to the work he had commenced almost 10 years previously. Ian and his wife Judy, also act as the organisation’s sole in-country representatives, living in Thailand to manage our projects, develop in-country leadership, facilitate vision and ensure financial accountability to our donors.
The organisation, based on the Gold Coast in Queensland, is managed by a Board of Directors and complies with all relevant Australian company and tax laws. Its finances are audited annually by a qualified independent auditor and returns lodged with the Australian Securities and Investment Commission.
The organisation is also registered with the Australian Tax Office as a Level 2 Deductible Gift Recipient and as such authorised to issue tax deductible receipts to Australian donors for gifts over $2 into approved projects.
Effective Aid International is proud to be in partnership with the Global Development Group (ABN 57 102 400 993), an Australian Non Government Organisation carrying out humanitarian projects with approved partners and providing aid to relieve poverty and provide long term solutions through the provision of quality aid and development projects. Global Development Group takes responsibility for Effective Aid International’s projects according to AusAID rules, providing a governance role and assisting in the areas of planning, monitoring, evaluating and auditing to ensure that the projects delivered by Effective Aid International are carried out to Australian requirements. For more information about Global Development Group, visit www.globaldevelopment.org.au.