Rethinking Transparency – It’s Not a Dirty Word

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


Guest Post: Seven habits of highly-effective natural disaster recovery granting

This post written by Alex Gartmann, Foundation For Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR). Previously, I wrote about the overarching issues that need to be considered in responding to the natural disasters which have continued to unfold around us. In this post, I want to share some practical lessons and principles that we have used to guide our activities in the natural disaster recovery space. 1. The first principle is that it’s critical to recognise that… Read more…

Nov. 11, 2013

 Tags: disasters, environment, general, guest post, topical issues


Vale Loti Smorgon

On behalf of the philanthropic sector, Philanthropy Australia gratefully acknowledges the enormous contribution Loti Smorgon has made to the Australian community throughout her lifetime. Loti Smorgon (nèe Kiffer) immigrated to Melbourne from Poland with her family in the 1920s. Ukrainian-born Victor Smorgon, who Loti would marry in 1937, arrived in Melbourne around the same time with his family. Loti and her husband shared a desire to give back to the country that had become their… Read more…

Aug. 29, 2013

 Tags: arts, general, large donations, news, stories, what's new


Guest Post: Families hanging out for the homeless

This post written by Amanda Miller, Advisory Board Member, Kids in Philanthropy. Together with a number of other like-minded families, our family has been involved in starting Kids in Philanthropy, an organisation that aims to build social conscience, empathy and a practice of giving and changemaking, in kids for kids. It does this by engaging children and their families in meaningful opportunities to learn, grow, develop and harness their giving and doing power. At the… Read more…

Aug. 28, 2013

 Tags: collective giving, education, general, guest post, stories, topical issues, what's new


Guest Post: The Power of Collective Giving

This post written by Lesley Ray, Fundraising Director at Mater Foundation. Considered to be one form of the ‘new philanthropy’ – giving that embraces accountability and entrepreneurship – giving circles are emerging around the world as a way for donors to meet their philanthropic goals through the concept of collective giving. A giving circle is a group of individuals who come together to pool and give away resources, educate members about philanthropy and issues in… Read more…

Aug. 09, 2013

 Tags: collective giving, events, general, guest post, topical issues, what's new


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