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Feb. 21, 2016


Bringing the collective giving model to the masses

Giving no longer has to be a solo adventure. New technologies and models of giving are rapidly changing the very nature of donating. Read more…

Jun. 14, 2016   |   Bryony Green

 Tags: collective giving, technology


Insights and reflections from Stephen Heintz’s visit to Australia

The President of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund made quite an impression on hundreds of people who heard him speak during his recent visit. Here Krystian Seibert, who accompanied Heintz throughout his visit, shares his own insights and lessons learned. Read more…

Jun. 06, 2016   |   Krystian Seibert


One of Australia’s oldest foundations on the future of philanthropy

Paul Madden AM, Chief Executive of The Wyatt Trust, provides his insight on where philanthropy is headed and what foundations can do to ensure they keep up with the ever-changing philanthropic landscape. Read more…

May. 24, 2016   |   Paul Madden AM


Helping local people implement local solutions

One of the best parts of my job is being on the road, checking in with rural, regional and remote community leaders and assessing the kind of impacts the grants FRRR distributes are having. It’s also a great way to build on our understanding of the issues, challenges and opportunities in the communities we support. Read more…

May. 13, 2016   |   Natalie Egleton


The government, philanthropy, environment nexus

We know what the role of philanthropy is but do we know what the role of government is? Read more…

May. 10, 2016   |   Amanda Martin

 Tags: environment, government, policy


Giving Young: The Engaged Philanthropy of Millennials

What do you think will be the defining challenge of the next 50 years? Climate change? Refugee crises? Economic upheaval? Terrorism? It’s almost impossible to name just one. What’s certain is that as we move into an increasingly uncertain future, so much of the social change agenda depends on the generation we now call ‘Millennials.’ Read more…

Apr. 26, 2016   |   Indre McGlinn


The low-yield challenge for endowment & foundation investors

The current low-yield environment remains the key challenge for endowment and foundation investors in Australia and New Zealand, according to the results of the Mercer 2015 Survey of Endowments and Foundations, presented in conjunction with Philanthropy Australia. Read more…

Apr. 26, 2016


Five essential ingredients for lasting collaborations

Sometimes art and life meet and mix. I was about to head off and get married to the same man for a second time (another story for another time!) when I said in an interview: “In philanthropy, collaboration is the equivalent of finding true love - rare, never to be taken for granted, and needing constant investment and recommitment.” Read more…

Apr. 19, 2016   |   Jan Owen AM


New Gen Study Tour – impact investing in Europe

They key takeaway from the New Gen Study Tour for me would have to be the prevalence of European organisations looking to create a better world through sustainable projects. Read more…

Apr. 16, 2016   |   Alexandra McGuigan


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Evolution or Revolution:
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Join us at our 2016 National Conference in September for a once every two years opportunity to engage with the world’s best philanthropic thinkers, strategists and leading voices from around the globe and at home. We hope to see you there!

Early bird ends: Friday 5 August. 

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