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Harwood Public Innovators Lab
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15 Mar

Roundtable - Australian Government’s Connected Beginnings Program
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20 Mar

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Harwood Public Innovators Lab
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Harwood Public Innovators Lab
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Philanthropy Australia AGM & The 2017 Australian Philanthropy Awards
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Australasian Social Business Forum
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Melbourne, VIC

11 Sep

Philanthropy Meets Parliament Summit
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Canberra, ACT

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15 Aug

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27 Feb

Community Energy Congress
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27 Feb

Cunnamulla Dreaming
The Rocks, NSW

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Welcoming Cities 2nd Symposium
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Latest news

Feb. 21, 2017 New grants to help not-for-profits and businesses explore and attract impact investment

Impact Investing Australia and Philanthropy Australia will today launch Impact Investment Ready, a new initiative to help not-for-profit organisations and for-purpose businesses explore potential impact investing activities and opportunities and attract potential investors. Read more…

Feb. 14, 2017 Why I am a young philanthropist

According to Giving Australia 2016 research project, over 80 per cent of Australians donated to charity throughout 2015 and2016. When you look at the reasons why people gave it largely comes down to personal satisfaction and giving back to the community. Read more…

Feb. 13, 2017 “There’s no point being the richest man in the cemetery”: Geoff Harris

Flight Centre co-founder and self-made millionaire Geoff Harris has featured on plenty of ‘Top 200 Rich Lists’ and his recent $4 million gift to help combat homelessness made headlines, but the motivation for his “pragmatic” philanthropy is deeply personal. Read more…

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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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