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Jan. 01, 2015

Violence against women in the national spotlight

Public awareness around family violence is at an all time high. Just last week Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Senator Michaelia Cash, Minister for Women announced a $100 million funding package to address family violence. In Victoria, the Royal Commission into Family Violence (RCFV) is shining a light on its pervasive and destructive nature. Read more…

Sep. 29, 2015   |   Bryony Green, Manager, Philanthropic Collaboration & Sub-Funds, Victorian Women's Trust

A new conceptualisation of the relationship between philanthropy, government & business is emerging

The Commonwealth Government currently spends $154 billion annually on social services. That is forecast to rise to $227 billion over the next decade. That is an extraordinary increase at a time of budget deficits. Read more…

Sep. 16, 2015   |   Sean Barrett, Head of the Origin Foundation

 Tags: government

Reflections on the Inaugural Philanthropy Meets Parliament Summit

Last week, Philanthropy Australia’s inaugural ‘Philanthropy Meets Parliament Summit’ brought together Australian funders, political leaders and policy makers to meet at the heart of Australia’s political system, Parliament House in Canberra. Read more…

Sep. 15, 2015   |   Krystian Seibert, Policy & Research Manager, Philanthropy Australia

 Tags: collaboration, government, impact investing, policy, systems change

Turn your beliefs into a sustainable investment strategy

Australian not-for-profits and philanthropists are embracing sustainable investing as part of a global move towards more responsible or sustainable investing. Read more…

Aug. 25, 2015   |   Craig Hughes, Mercer’s Head of Endowments and Foundations, Pacific

 Tags: investing, investment, sustainable investment

The 3 C’s of environmental philanthropy - valuing collaboration, collective impact and communication

I love my job! As I write this I’ve just gotten off the phone with Jennie Curtis from the Garfield Foundation in the US and I feel so inspired. Jennie has been working on big, audacious projects using a collective impact and collaborative approach. Jennie knows about collaboration and collective impact from both a practical and a philanthropic perspective and is the first person that I’ve spoken to that could really make sense of how “collective impact” works. What a rare being! Read more…

Aug. 14, 2015   |   Amanda Martin, CEO, Australian Environmental Grantmakers Network (AEGN)

 Tags: collaboration, environment

Workplace hacking (giving) at Atlassian

It’s exciting to see the recent renaissance of workplace giving in Australia with movements such as 1MDonors aiming to have 1 million active donors by the year 2020. Read more…

Jul. 28, 2015   |   Jonathan Srikanthan, Manager, Atlassian Foundation

 Tags: workplace giving

Philanthropy & cooperatives need to get to know each other better

Cooperatives can provide an innovative way to address inequality and disadvantage by using ownership as a tool to empower people and build community wealth. Read more…

Jul. 21, 2015   |   Krystian Seibert, Policy & Research Manager, Philanthropy Australia.

 Tags: research & information

Action for young people in nursing homes

The Senate Inquiry into the adequacy of residential care for young people with disability highlights the wasted potential of young people who are forced to live in nursing homes because there is no where else for them. Read more…

Jun. 29, 2015   |   Di Winkler, Chief Executive Officer, Summer Foundation

The Trusted Adviser & Giving Circles

Three years ago I was approached to join the Founding Committee of Impact100Melbourne – a giving circle. At the time I was aware of giving circles and the momentum they were gaining around the world, though I had little concept of their power to not only change my personal perception of philanthropy but to add value to my profession as a trusted adviser. Read more…

Jun. 16, 2015   |   Chris Wilson, Founding Committee Member of Impact100Melbourne (a collective giving account of Lord Mayor's Charitable Foundation), Koda Capital Partner & Director of the Philanthropy & Social Capital team, Director of The Reach Foundation.

 Tags: adviser, advisor, collective giving, giving circles