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Sep. 09, 2014


Testing the Case Against Independent Charities Regulation

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


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


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…

Jun. 10, 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


Time to Demonstrate Philanthropy’s Policy Impact

Understanding philanthropy’s mission is crucial to realising how philanthropy engages in shaping public policy, writes philanthropic Policy and Research Manager Krystian Seibert. Read more…

Apr. 10, 2014

 Tags: policy, research & information


Community Foundations

As we hurtle towards the end of the calendar year, I’ve been thinking a lot about the increasing impact and prevalence of place-based philanthropy. The annual Community Foundation Annual Forum in the Barossa Valley in September reinforced the untapped power that Community Foundations (CFs) have to support local activities, and facilitate grass-roots philanthropy. There are many people who choose to ‘give where you live’, sometimes via Community Foundations. Some larger Trusts and Foundations are also… Read more…

Dec. 13, 2013   |   Alexandra Gartmann

 Tags: community foundations


Capacity building at the Australian Environmental Grantmakers Network

The Australian Environmental Grantmakers Network’s (AEGN) interest in capacity building has two points of focus.  The primary focus is the development of capacity of its members.  Through conferences, workshops, presentations from experts, and sharing amongst the membership, members develop their knowledge and capability in environmental grantmaking. Our secondary focus is developing the capacity of the non-profit organisations that our members fund.  It is often stated that we are in a critical decade for the health… Read more…

Dec. 04, 2013   |   Debra Morgan

 Tags: capacity building, environment


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