May 03rd, 2016
Australians appeared to dig deeper for others in the past year, with solid jobs growth and a resilient economy contributing to a significant jump in charitable donations.
NAB on Tuesday said its charitable giving index, based on customer transaction data, jumped to 6.5 per cent growth in the year to February, more than twice the pace of 2.4 per cent growth a year earlier.
The average donation size grew by $12 to $348, the bank said.
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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.