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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.

Latest news

Dec. 21, 2017 Launch of collaborative hub: Roots of Change

The Funding Network launches 'Roots of Change', a collaborative hub to connect individuals, donors and corporates with grassroots non-profits to create social change​. The hub is​ useful for ​philanthropists and foundations looking to connect with grassroots non-profits and social enterprises working across a range of issue areas​, including homelessness, refugees, domestic violence,… Read more…

Dec. 18, 2017 Genevieve Timmons steps down from Portland House

After 13 years, Genevieve Timmons is stepping down from her role as CEO of the Portland House Foundation. Read more…

Dec. 07, 2017 Statement Regarding the Appointment of the New ACNC Commissioner

Philanthropy Australia acknowledges the appointment of The Hon. Dr Gary Johns as the new Commissioner of the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC). The Australian charities sector plays a vital role in our society. It tackles disadvantage, builds social and cultural capital, protects our environment and is a voice for… Read more…

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Advocacy Update

December 2017

The Australian Government made three announcements which impact upon philanthropy. In two video updates from Philanthropy Australia's Advocacy & Insight Manager, Krystian Seibert, outlines Philanthropy Australia's response to these announcements.