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2018 Conference

Is Purpose Enough? 4-6 September 2018 in Melbourne

The Australian Philanthropy Awards

Recognising and celebrating recent extraordinary achievements in Australian philanthropy.

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Nov. 20, 2017 Nationwide celebrations showcase impact of community and philanthropy partnerships

Today marks the start of Community and Philanthropy Partnerships Week (CPPW). Groups nation-wide will be getting together with their philanthropic partners to celebrate and showcase the great work they are doing together to build and strengthen the places where they live and work. Read more…

Oct. 31, 2017 The Funding Network announces new CEO

Six years after establishing The Funding Network in Australia and growing it to be one of the most respected collective giving models in Australia, CEO Lisa Cotton will step down in February 2018. Read more…

Oct. 31, 2017 Ross Trust CEO announced

The R.E. Ross Trust has announced their incoming CEO, Sarah Hardy. Sarah will commence as CEO in late January 2018 after spending the last four years as CEO of the Menzies Foundation. Read more…

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In conversation with Daniel Lee of the Levi Strauss Foundation

In conversation with Nicole Richards at the Philanthropy Meets Parliament Summit, Daniel Lee shared his insights on topics including the role of philanthropy as a driver of systems change which addresses root causes of social challenges, the relationship between philanthropy and government and what the new political environment in the United States means for philanthropy.

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