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Bringing philanthropy and government together

August 06th, 2015

Philanthropy Australia Acting CEO, Chris Wootton, calls for closer collaboration between philanthropy and government and a better understanding of each other’s perspectives and priorities.

The philanthropic sector has the ability to be the powerhouse for new initiatives and innovation and has a higher appetite for risk, especially when focussed into strategic areas and gaps where needs are clearly identified by evidence and research.

The philanthropic sector also plays the part of the independent broker and neutral facilitator, bringing disparate and often opposing parties together to address an issue. In addition, only the philanthropic sector is able to focus on long-term solutions, not quick fixes, with five, 10 and even 15 year funding horizons.

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In conversation with Daniel Lee of the Levi Strauss Foundation

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.

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