December 04th, 2015
Sarah Davies from Philanthropy Australia said levels of high spending were not necessarily an indicator of dysfunction.
"There a couple of things that worry me when we say make bold statements, like 'the cost of fundraising is too high' ... those kinds of generic statements can be quite harmful," she said.
"It's like going to a restaurant and having the most wonderful meal, fabulous food, great environment, beautiful music ... and then at the end of the meal going, 'that was awesome, but I only want to give the money to the chef."
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In conversation with Nicole Richards at the Philanthropy Meets Parliament Summit, Daniel Lee shared his insights on topics including the role of philanthropy as a driver of systems change which addresses root causes of social challenges, the relationship between philanthropy and government and what the new political environment in the United States means for philanthropy.