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Oct. 08, 2015

Unlocking Collective Impact

If you are like me, the term collective impact is a new concept, so getting my head around it can take some reminding and repetition. For a quick refresher, here is my version of what collective impact is all about and how to get started on a collective impact project. Read more…

Jan. 24, 2016   |   Hayley Morris, AEGN Board Member

 Tags: collaboration, collective impact

Big Philanthropy’s Social Impact Depends on Its Social License

Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan’s recent pledge to donate 99 percent of their Facebook shares to the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) quickly became the subject of criticism from some quarters of the not-for-profit sector. Read more…

Jan. 14, 2016   |   Krystian Seibert

Five trends in philanthropy in the United Kingdom & Geneva

Philanthropy Australia’s New Gen team recently put together a whirlwind, whistle-stop study tour of organisations in London and Geneva dedicated to philanthropy, impact investment and building the effectiveness of social organisations. We have all returned with much to reflect on. Here are just a few of the key trends we observed. Read more…

Dec. 11, 2015   |   Cathy Scalzo

 Tags: new generation of giving

Seven observations on good giving

New Generation of Giving member, Adam Moxon Simpson shares his thoughts on best practice philanthropy. Read more…

Dec. 10, 2015   |   Adam Moxon Simpson

Skilling up kids for a future of making change

Philanthropy is a pretty big word. It can be difficult to pronounce and its meaning can be confusing. When we explain to children what philanthropy means, we talk about it meaning ‘a love of humanity’. When we break that down, the kids understand that anything we can do to help others is ‘philanthropy’. Read more…

Dec. 08, 2015   |   Amanda Miller

How to measure impact. Five key questions!

On the first day of the 2015 New Gen UK Study Tour, the last session focused on impact measurement and whether it’s working. It left with me a mix of disappointment that we’re not better at this, and hope there’s a lot that can be improved in philanthropy, both on the giving and receiving side. Read more…

Dec. 01, 2015   |   Kristina Stefanova, New Generation of Giving member

 Tags: impact, new gen philanthropy, new generation of giving

Women’s funds, women’s voices and the prospect of greater collaboration across philanthropy

Bryony Green recently returned from a tour in the USA to understand best practice in women’s funding and advocacy. She was one of 400 delegates at the Women’s Funding Network conference Paths to Equity: Innovative Philanthropy for Women and Girls in San Francisco. Read more…

Nov. 25, 2015   |   Bryony Green, Victorian Women’s Trust

‘Merge or shut down’: moving beyond debate towards real social change in Australia

This week’s call for charities to merge or shut down by David Crosbie, CEO of the Community Council for Australia, has come at a tipping point for our sector. The communities we serve, the staff on our programs, fundraising teams and CEOs know it is time to move beyond debate. Read more…

Nov. 17, 2015   |   Kevin Robbie, CEO, United Way Australia.

 Tags: charities

Community Organisations in a Climate of Change

With the aged care, mental health and disability sectors about to undergo widespread and significant change through the introduction of consumer directed care reforms such as the NDIS, ensuring the most vulnerable members of society are informed and cared for at all times should be of paramount concern for community organisations involved in this transition. Read more…

Nov. 10, 2015   |   Melanie Lewis, Executive General Manager Client Services, State Trustees Australia Foundation

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