As the peak body we serve a community of funders, social investors and social change agents working to achieve positive social, cultural, environmental and community change by leveraging their financial assets and influence.

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The 2017 Australian Philanthropy Awards

Click here to nominate! Nominations are open until 6.00pm on Monday, 13th February 2017.

2017-2020 Strategic Plan

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05 Apr

Philanthropy Australia AGM & The 2017 Australian Philanthropy Awards
NAB, The Auditorium: 800 Bourke Street, Melbourne, VIC

05 Apr

Philanthropy Australia AGM & The 2017 Australian Philanthropy Awards
NAB, The Auditorium: 800 Bourke Street, Melbourne, VIC

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Member access
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Upcoming sector events

01 Feb

Grant-Seeker Workshop
Brisbane, QLD

01 Feb

Auspicing Webinar
Online

20 Feb

The 5th Women in ICT Leadership Summit
Ends Fri 24th Feb 2017 (5 days)
Melbourne, VIC

22 Feb

Fundraising Institute Australia Conference
Ends Fri 24th Feb 2017 (3 days)
Gold Coast, QLD

22 Feb

ASRC Visit & Dinner
Footscray, VIC

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The 2017 Australian Philanthropy Awards

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Latest news

Jan. 19, 2017 Working for the ‘Evolution’ of Australian Philanthropy

The country’s peak body for donors, Philanthropy Australia, is embarking on a strategic plan which includes a bold new business model around membership and changes to its legal structure while still retaining its core policy and advocacy work. Lina Caneva spoke to CEO Sarah Davies about the changes for 2017 and beyond. Read more…

Jan. 16, 2017 Top Philanthropic Gifts of 2016

The biggest philanthropic gifts in 2016 delivered major Australian universities a share in more than $269 million – more than double the estimated $117 million donated to universities in 2015. Read more…

Dec. 14, 2016 Trump, Bond Yields, and higher interest rates and inflation - what does it all mean?

Hugh Hodges from Harpers Bernays shares his thoughts for trustees and many NFP organisations who currently have Bonds in their portfolios who are currently asking the same questions. Read more…

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Latest release

Professional Adviser Handbook

Philanthropy Australia. Supported by Australian Executor Trustees & Australian Communities Foundation.

A useful starting point and reference for those advisers who are integrating philanthropy into their practice and explores some of the key motivations that typically drive donors to give.

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