Tom Keenan knows a thing or two about grant making. After five years at the Origin Foundation, Keenan was hand-picked to scope and lead the Audi Foundation which exists to help strengthen the communities in which it operates. More >
Equity Trustees’ new head of philanthropy Jodi Kennedy brings experience and a vision for shared learnings to the leadership role at one of the country’s biggest philanthropic funders. More >
Ahead of his visit to Australia for the Philanthropy Meets Parliament Summit next month, Daniel Lee, CEO of the Levi Strauss Foundation, explains why the Foundation isn’t afraid to put its reputation and influence on the line in pursuit of its values. More >
Stanford Professor Rob Reich explains why he believes small philanthropic foundations shouldn’t exist, why perpetuity is problematic, and why philanthropy is asking the wrong questions. More >
New research commissioned by the Prime Minister’s Community Business Partnership confirms that collective giving is one of the most engaging and promising ways to grow philanthropy in Australia. More >
Does philanthropy support or subvert the democratic process? It’s a question that’s getting a lot of air time in the US right now and a few murmurs here in Australia where a discussion of philanthropy’s role in democratic societies was the focus of a recent public event convened by Perpetual and Stanford’s Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society (PACS). More >
Retirement isn’t a word that resonates with Jan Robins, the soon-to-depart CEO of the Colonial Foundation. Fourteen years ago she announced her intention to retire but inspired by a close friend, Jan opted to use her skills and knowledge to help others. More >
Everyone in the philanthropic community knows how powerful a great story can be! Now that we’ve got a dedicated storyteller at Philanthropy Australia, we’re keen to know two things:
Please send ideas, suggestions and comments directly to our Chief Storyteller, Nicole Richards and watch this space!
“Storytelling is the most powerful way to put ideas into the world.” – Robert McKee
11 & 12 September 2017
The Philanthropy Meets Parliament Summit brings together Australian funders, political leaders, and policy makers to meet at the heart of Australia’s political system.