There’s cause for celebration and concern in how Australians are giving to charity

Some 80.8% of adult Australians – 14.9 million of us – contributed financially to charities and non-profit organisations in 2015-16. At A$12.5 billion, total giving was well up from $4.7 billion a decade ago. The average donation of $764.08 was up too in real terms, by $210.16. Read more…

Mar. 14, 2017   |   Wendy Scaife & Christopher Baker

 Tags: charity, collective giving, volunteering

Grantmaker Spotlight: Kids in Philanthropy

This post written by Amanda Miller, Kids in Philanthropy. Photo: Kids in Philanthropy launch, 27 May 2012 Kids in Philanthropy (KIP) is a sub-fund of the Sydney Community Foundation. It is an innovative new philanthropic fund created to teach children the art and skill of giving. KIP, which was launched on Sunday 27 May 2012, will focus on building social awareness, a social conscience and a practice of giving in kids for kids. The ultimate… Read more…

May. 31, 2012

 Tags: events, general, guest post, news, stories, topical issues, volunteering, what's new

Weekly Roundup

PRESSING MATTERS STORY OF THE WEEK Forget the Gold Coast: school leavers focus on charity in Cambodia By Louise Schwartzkoff and Andrew Stevenson (SMH, 14/11/11) With the ink barely dry on their Higher School Certificate exam papers, 19 graduates from Mosman High School will fly to Cambodia to help build houses for impoverished families in a village outside Phnom Penh. They are part of a growing group of HSC graduates eschewing the traditional Gold Coast… Read more…

Nov. 18, 2011

 Tags: events, general, philanthropy australia website, positions vacant, stories, volunteering

National volunteering survey open; Volunteering increases employment opportunities

Volunteering Australia’s annual national volunteering survey is now open for feedback. The survey, gathering data from volunteers, organisations with volunteers, and businesses with employe volunteering programs, will help shape Volunteering Australia’s direction and priorities for 2012. The survey results are also important for the third sector as a whole to gain better understanding on how the voluntary sector is fairing in Australia. This year’s survey emphasis is on  priorities of issues and how to improve… Read more…

Oct. 12, 2011

 Tags: general, research & information, volunteering

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