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Sep. 09, 2014

Collective Giving in Australia - The Power of Many

I’m excited. This week marks a first – Women & Change, the Queensland Women’s Giving Circle will be holding our first ever voting event. We’ll be making a grant of $55,000 to one of our 3 short-listed Queensland non-profits, all tackling challenging issues of social disadvantage. Read more…

Oct. 31, 2014

 Tags: collective giving, giving circles

US Private Giving Field Trip 2014: Day One

Jenny Wheatley from the Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation​ reflects on what it means to be in the goose bump business of philanthropy in the country which gave away $335 billion in 2013. Read more…

Oct. 29, 2014

 Tags: us private giving field trip 2014

Addressing the NFP Sector ‘Data Deficit’

A renewed effort and commitment are needed to address the Not for Profit sector’s ‘data deficit’, through initiatives such as the recent Curtin Report, writes Krystian Seibert, Policy & Research Manager with Philanthropy Australia. Read more…

Oct. 21, 2014

 Tags: not-for-profit sector, research & information

Rethinking Transparency – It’s Not a Dirty Word

It is time for Australian philanthropy​ to move past its negative associations with the word transparency, writes Krystian Seibert, Policy & Research Manager with Philanthropy Australia. Read more…

Sep. 15, 2014

 Tags: events, general, research & information

Spread the word, giving is good

Philanthropy often gets in the news because of mega-gifts – from the likes of the Packers and tech billionaires. It is not surprising that generosity on such a scale captivates us, but the mega-gifts are one part of a much larger story about giving in this nation. Read more…

Sep. 03, 2014

 Tags: news

Tribute to Martin Copley

Philanthropy Australia Council, staff and membership acknowledge the sad passing of Martin Copley recently and his extraordinary contribution to the not-for-profit and philanthropic sectors through the Spinifex Trust and Australian Wildlife Conservancy. His environmental legacy now watches over more than three million hectares of land across Australia. Read more…

Aug. 21, 2014

DGR Reform - A Game Changer for Philanthropy Demand

The lack of systematic reform of Australia's Deductible Gift Recipient framework is a particular problem and continues to let many of our charities down, writes Krystian Seibert, Policy & Research Manager with Philanthropy Australia. Read more…

Jul. 20, 2014

 Tags: policy, research & information

A National Campaign Could Help the Business Case for Giving

The re-establishment of the Prime Minister’s Community Business Partnership program could be the ideal chance to initiate a cultural change in attitudes to giving, writes Philanthropy Australia Policy and Research Manager Krystian Seibert. Read more…

Jun. 30, 2014

 Tags: policy, research & information

Creating ‘Markets for Good’ No Simple Exercise

Behavioural economics continues to provide fascinating insights about what drives charitable giving and shows us how it’s even more complex than we may think, writes Philanthropy Australia’s Policy and Research Manager Krystian Seibert. Read more…

May. 12, 2014

 Tags: policy, research & information

In recognition

Darvell M. Hutchinson AM, retired Chairman of the Helen Macpherson Smith Trust, appointed a Philanthropy Australia Life Member.

Philanthropy Australia’s inaugural Philanthropy Leader Awards winners:

Allan English
2014 Philanthropy Leader of the Year

Michael Gonski
2014 Emerging Philanthropy Leader


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