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

Guest Post: Natural Disaster Recovery: the role of the philanthropic sector

This post written by Alex Gartmann, Foundation For Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR). Australia is certainly a land of drought and flooding rains and the summer of 2012/13 was no exception, a series of challenges for numerous communities across the country.  And now, before we even reach the summer of 2013/14, Australians are already being impacted by natural disasters. Bushfires have devastated communities in NSW, including in the Blue Mountains. FRRR’s involvement in this area… Read more…

Nov. 11, 2013

 Tags: disasters, environment, guest post, topical issues

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

Guest Post: Kids In Philanthropy launching in Melbourne

This post written by Amanda Miller, Kids in Philanthropy. “No more pollution, peace in the world, no more homeless people, and of course, lots of lollies…” Those are some of the answers given by young children to describe the kind of world they would like to live in at the recent Kids in Philanthropy Melbourne family afternoon.  Whilst lollies featured high on the priorities list, so did orphanages, indigenous children, the environment (‘no more factories’)… Read more…

Nov. 22, 2012

 Tags: community foundations, general, guest post, news, stories, topical issues, what's new

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Advocacy Update

February 2018

The Australian Government has announced a review of the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) legislation.

Advocacy & Insight Manager, Krystian Seibert, outlines Philanthropy Australia's engagement with the review.