How to become a philanthropist

Ideally suited to those new to the sector, this webinar will provide a worthwhile introduction to the world of philanthropy. 

This webinar is accompanied by a downloadable presentation that you can make notes on during the webinar and keep for future reference. The presentation includes a list of useful resources and further reading.

This session includes:

  • A discussion on why philanthropy is important to our society 
  • The status of the sector in Australia including its current momentum
  • How to get involved in the philanthropic sector 
  • Issues you need to consider prior to your commencement, including planned and unplanned giving 
  • Why a family giving program can be an extraordinary educational tool for the next generation
  • Different approaches to giving 
  • The characteristics of the “new philanthropist”.
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Peter Winneke

Peter Winneke

A qualified Chartered Accountant, Peter Winneke has an extensive background in finance (insolvency/ media acquisitions), including roles with Andersen and Southern Cross Broadcasting. He joined The Myer Foundation in 2003 as Finance Manager. With a passion to grow the philanthropic sector, in mid 2004 Peter founded and developed the Philanthropic Services division of The Myer Family Company where he established 100 family foundations and assisted many of those families develop a philanthropic purpose and strategic giving program. During this period he was also company secretary to The Myer Foundation, the Sidney Myer Fund and a director or secretary of many private ancillary funds. In February 2016 Peter was appointed CEO of the Yajilarra Trust. Peter is a Trustee of The Reichstein Foundation.

Peter is an individual Member of Philanthropy Australia and a member of Philanthropy Australia's Audit, Risk & Compliance Committee.

Vision is for a more giving Australia…

Sarah Davies (CEO) launched Philanthropy Australia's Strategic Plan 2017 - 2020 at our 2016 Conference.