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Jan. 01, 2015


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


Case study in collaboration: Partnership model to build a stronger foundation for homework clubs

“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much” these wise words from Helen Keller are ones which held us in good stead when working towards a solution of long-term sustainability for homework clubs in Victorian schools. Read more…

May. 27, 2015   |   Trudy Wyse, Australia Communities Foundation

 Tags: collaboration, communities, partnership


Inquiry into the Register of Environmental Organisations

Did you know that philanthropists played an important role in steering the Charities Act 2013 through the Federal Parliament? The passage of the Charities Act was incredibly significant for so many reasons, not least of all the fact that it moved us on from the definition of charity as enacted by the Statute of Elizabeth in 1601. Read more…

May. 15, 2015   |   Esther Abram, Giving Green Manager, Australian Environmental Grantmakers Network

 Tags: environment, policy, research & information


Collier Charitable Fund - A Long Term Partnership Case Study

Collier Charitable Fund and Australian Red Cross share a history spanning 60 years, with Collier Charitable having donated over $2 million to Red Cross to fund a range of projects and services, including a recent training program for Red Cross volunteers working in Immigration Detention facilities. Read more…

Apr. 22, 2015   |   Hannah Foster, Development Executive - Trusts and Foundations, Australian Red Cross

 Tags: case study, disasters, international aid, partnership


Reflections from the 2015 Philanthropy Summit (NZ) - Day 2

We were incredibly privileged to hear Dame Anne Salmond who explored the exchange of gifts between people and the environment, and how philanthropy can make the most practical difference to the life systems that support us all. Dame Anne Salmond is a NZ national treasure – recipient of numerous awards for her distinguished work as an academic, historian and environmentalist with ‘deep links to the Maori world’. Read more…

Apr. 20, 2015   |   Julia Steele Scott and Pat Burke, Philanthropy Australia

 Tags: philanthropy new zealand


Reflections from the 2015 Philanthropy Summit (NZ) - Day 1

Haere Mai! was an often heard greeting from our New Zealand hosts today as attendees from around the globe, including approximately 20 Australians, converged on the University of Auckland. There’s a palpable feeling of good will and comradery; the two-day Summit is sure to result in new collaborations and projects. Read more…

Apr. 16, 2015   |   Julia Steele Scott and Pat Burke, Philanthropy Australia

 Tags: philanthropy new zealand


Wanted: Stronger emphasis on the positive impact of advocacy

In an environment where the legitimacy or relevance of advocacy by charities is sometimes questioned, we need to illustrate its real and tangible impact more proactively. Read more…

Mar. 19, 2015   |   Krystian Seibert

 Tags: advocacy, policy, research & information


Delivering early wins to support impact investing

There are some simple and inexpensive policy changes which can help grow impact investing in Australia, and the re-establishment of the Prime Minister's Community Business Partnership provides a unique opportunity to deliver them. Read more…

Jan. 30, 2015   |   Krystian Seibert

 Tags: impact investing, research & information


Philanthropy meets Parliament Summit 2015

We're bringing together Australian funders, political leaders, and policy makers to meet at the heart of Australia’s political system – Parliament House in Canberra. Wed 9 September 2015

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