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Cultivating Legitimacy in Philanthropy

Jun. 19, 2017

hilanthropy amongst the mega-rich in the United States is booming, and—beyond “traditional charity”—much of it involves engaging in public policy debates on everything from education to climate change. Read more…

Impact investing primed for growth in Australia & NZ - new Impact Investment Forum

May. 22, 2017

A new initiative, the Impact Investment Forum, has been launched to support development of the growing impact investment market in Australia and New Zealand. Read more…

Good News for Impact Investing in 2017 Budget

May. 16, 2017

Philanthropy Australia has welcomed initiatives intended to grow impact investing announced in the Australian Government’s 2017 Budget. Read more…

Leading Australian philanthropists honoured at industry awards

Apr. 06, 2017

Six of Australia’s most strategic funders were recognised for the impact of their giving at the 2017 Philanthropy Australia Awards in Melbourne on Wednesday 5 April 2017. Read more…

New grants to help not-for-profits and businesses explore and attract impact investment

Feb. 21, 2017

Impact Investing Australia and Philanthropy Australia will today launch Impact Investment Ready, a new initiative to help not-for-profit organisations and for-purpose businesses explore potential impact investing activities and opportunities and attract potential investors. Read more…


Feb. 01, 2017

Philanthropy as first mover, the power of good people and Philanthropy Australia’s transition

Jan. 19, 2017

Working for the ‘Evolution’ of Australian Philanthropy

Jan. 16, 2017

Top Philanthropic Gifts of 2016

Dec. 05, 2016

Celebrations showcasing the power of community-philanthropy partnerships kick off nation-wide

Oct. 31, 2016

Workplace Giving Excellence Awards - Finalists

Sep. 27, 2016

Adara Group expands assistance through philanthropy of business

Sep. 16, 2016

How Your Investment Can Make Positive Change

Aug. 05, 2016

Grant Application Myths – and How to Get Round Them

Jul. 14, 2016

Graham and Louise Tuckwell donate another $100m for ANU students

Jun. 22, 2016

How giving clubs are changing the face of philanthropy

May. 27, 2016

Partnership to unlock innovative investment in NFPs

May. 23, 2016

Varied pathways to shared giving goal

Apr. 29, 2016

Collaboration within Australian communities on show

Apr. 20, 2016

Philanthropist Gemma Salteri: Let’s be open about giving

Apr. 04, 2016

Australians need more open approach to philanthropy

Feb. 29, 2016

NAB and Philanthropy Australia partner to unlock innovative investment in NFPs

Feb. 21, 2016

Which Australians are donating millions for good?

Dec. 22, 2015

Melbourne Arts Centre to host Christmas Day poor initiative

Dec. 14, 2015

Giving back: how to make charity a regular part of life

Dec. 06, 2015

The problem with celebrity charities

Dec. 04, 2015

Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission report provides insight into $100 billion sector

Dec. 02, 2015

Mark Zuckerberg pledges 99 per cent of wealth to charity

Nov. 29, 2015

How generous are Australians really?

Oct. 26, 2015

Giving it Everything He’s Got

Oct. 22, 2015

Impact Investment Guide for Trusts & Foundations

Oct. 21, 2015

Turnbull Govt Takes Positive Stand on Impact Investment

Oct. 19, 2015

Indigenous culture relies on knowledge sharing. We need new leaders to reflect that

Oct. 12, 2015

Quality control is crucial when ‘impact investing’

Oct. 08, 2015

Government Funds Philanthropic Partnerships

Oct. 01, 2015

Helping build financial AND social capital: A private banker’s perspective

Oct. 01, 2015

Sarah Davies takes the reins at Philanthropy Australia

Sep. 22, 2015

Prime Minister promotes philanthropy

Sep. 09, 2015

Government invests $1.7 million to research philanthropic support

Sep. 09, 2015

Coalition set to abandon plans to scrap charities regulator

Sep. 01, 2015

Australian first: Philanthropy & Government together in one-day Summit

Aug. 28, 2015

Don’t just give to charity, brag about it

Aug. 27, 2015

Philanthropists becoming immune to ‘tall poppy syndrome’

Aug. 25, 2015

Prerequisites for cross-sector working

Aug. 10, 2015

Changes to arts funding prompts calls for philanthropists to step in

Jul. 31, 2015

The motivations behind donations

Jul. 31, 2015

Gina Rinehart’s gifts to charity may kickstart habit in others

Jul. 30, 2015

Philanthropy peak supports work of ‘Twiggy’ Forrest

Jul. 01, 2015

Matched Giving & Collective Impact: A Smarter Way to Give

Jun. 29, 2015

A New Podium for Change

Jun. 16, 2015

Aussie philanthropists struggling with red tape

Jun. 16, 2015

Make your last wishes everlasting

Jun. 11, 2015

Showcasing Community and Philanthropy Partnerships

Jun. 05, 2015

Attempt to strip charity status could up in High Court

Jun. 02, 2015

Good Pitch Film Stirs Gay Marriage Debate

Jun. 01, 2015

Government scraps philanthropic donation fees

May. 28, 2015

Measures to boost philanthropy in Australia

May. 28, 2015

For the little ones, it’s surely a matter of Trust

May. 27, 2015

David Gonski, the Centre For Social Impact and the art of giving back

May. 19, 2015

Atlassian boss flags charity drive

May. 14, 2015

Pledge 1 per cent and make a difference

May. 05, 2015

Key philanthropists call for cut in red tape on giving

May. 01, 2015

Young rich-listers aim for philanthropic goals

Apr. 20, 2015

MFCo chief Peter Winneke’s push to get rich to talk about giving works

Apr. 17, 2015

Sculpture as empire

Apr. 09, 2015

Govt Targets PAFs & Fringe Benefits Tax

Apr. 07, 2015

Churchill Fellowship to study private philanthropists funding environmental work

Mar. 26, 2015

Melbourne V Sydney - the capital of charity and philanthropy

Mar. 26, 2015

Benchmarking Operational Resources of Trusts & Foundations

Mar. 09, 2015

Schools Plus makes tax deductible donations available to public schools

Feb. 13, 2015

David Gonski, master mentor to senior corporate women

Feb. 05, 2015

Australian first impact investment policy

Jan. 15, 2015

Top philanthropic gifts of 2014

Dec. 30, 2014

Borrowers seeking help despite low rates

Dec. 23, 2014

Julia Steele Scott: We need to inspire more Australians to give

Dec. 09, 2014

Social Lens for Financial Inquiry’s Final Report

Dec. 08, 2014

The heart of giving

Dec. 04, 2014

Setting the agenda for family business

Nov. 18, 2014

Hunt for New Philanthropy Australia CEO

Nov. 05, 2014

Charity begins at home - and the office

Oct. 31, 2014

Forrest, Packer lead the way in opening wallets to education, arts

Oct. 26, 2014

‘Philan-tourists’ seek advice

Oct. 21, 2014

Millennials Pushing for Social Change

Oct. 21, 2014

Aussie philanthropists go on tour

Oct. 09, 2014

The changing face of philanthropy

Oct. 09, 2014

Inspiring a brave new arts world

Oct. 09, 2014

Why young entrepreneurs are embracing philanthropy

Sep. 29, 2014

Wealthy urged to give more (video)

Sep. 29, 2014

Philanthropy group urges wealthy to give more to the arts

Sep. 19, 2014

Southbank hosts Philanthropy Conference

Sep. 09, 2014

Philanthropic Benchmarking Tool

Sep. 09, 2014

Philanthropists bequeath a generous spirit

Sep. 09, 2014

Lindsay Fox hits up fellow Rich-Listers

Sep. 04, 2014

Rupert Myer urges collectors to immortality

Sep. 03, 2014

Inaugural Philanthropy Leader Awards winners announced

Sep. 03, 2014

PA Conference: “It’s not what you’ve got, but how you use it”

Sep. 03, 2014

Philanthropy Leaders Awarded: Another Gonski gonged

Sep. 03, 2014

Philanthropy Leader Awards announced

Sep. 03, 2014

Push for Australia’s wealthy to match US philanthropy levels

Sep. 03, 2014

NFPs Should Merge To Survive: Costello

Sep. 02, 2014

Andrew Forrest’s advice to givers: ‘get involved’

Sep. 02, 2014

Inaugural Philanthropy Leaders Named

Sep. 02, 2014

Philanthropists urged to go public about gifts

Sep. 02, 2014

Meet the entrepreneurs who want to give their money away

Sep. 01, 2014

Community circles the new frontier for giving

Aug. 31, 2014

Philanthropy: Are we giving enough?

Aug. 19, 2014

Philanthropy comes of age in Australia

Aug. 12, 2014

Australia’s Biggest Gathering of Philanthropists

Jun. 20, 2014

Philanthropy Australia announces new President - Alan Schwartz AM

May. 14, 2014

Philanthropy Peak welcomes funding for Community Business Partnership

Apr. 23, 2014

New Generation of Giving: Our first year in review

Jan. 04, 2014

Surge in charities prompts warning over donations

Nov. 28, 2013

Ex-eBay president and activist Jeff Skoll on making movies with a message (Guardian)

Nov. 13, 2013

Andrew Forrest tops list of billionaires’ donations (SMH)

Nov. 13, 2013

Family values, community gain (Fundraising and Philanthropy)

Nov. 11, 2013

Lowy urges people to get involved in philanthropy (Australian)

Nov. 01, 2013

Family values, community gain (Fundraising and Philanthropy)

Oct. 25, 2013

Australia’s top power brokers revealed: Givers (AFR)

Oct. 22, 2013

Local culture of giving (Australian)

Oct. 15, 2013

Mining billionaire Andrew Forrest to donate $65 million to higher education in WA (ABC)

Oct. 15, 2013

Miner Gives $62M to West Australia Universities (ABC US)

Oct. 15, 2013

Australia’s top philanthropic gifts (SMH)

Oct. 15, 2013

$65 million given out by billionaire (2MCE)

Oct. 15, 2013

Donation to encourage others (ABC NewsRadio)

Oct. 15, 2013

Mining billionaire Andrew Forrest to donate $65 million to higher education in Western Australia

Oct. 15, 2013

Miner Gives $62M to West Australia Universities (ABC US)

Oct. 15, 2013

Australia’s top philanthropic gifts (SMH)

Oct. 15, 2013

$65 million given out by billionaire (2MCE Orange)

Oct. 15, 2013

Donation to encourage others (ABC NewsRadio)

Oct. 14, 2013

Wyatt Trust named one of Australia’s top 10 charitable gifts (Adelaide Now)

Oct. 14, 2013

Myer Family hopes Top 50 list inspires the next generation (AFR)

Oct. 14, 2013

Australians asked to rate top-10 philanthropic gifts (ABC News)

Oct. 14, 2013

Australia’s Top 50 Philanthropic Gifts of All Time (Pro Bono Australia)

Oct. 14, 2013

Wyatt Trust named one of Australia’s top 10 charitable gifts (Adelaide Now)

Oct. 14, 2013

Myer Family hopes Top 50 list inspires the next generation (AFR)

Oct. 14, 2013

Australians asked to rate top-10 philanthropic gifts (ABC News)

Oct. 14, 2013

Australia’s Top 50 Philanthropic Gifts of All Time (Pro Bono Australia)

Sep. 30, 2013

Generous New Gen to meet Bill Gates (Australian)

Sep. 24, 2013

Climate Commission relaunched as not for profit (ABC Radio PM)

Sep. 19, 2013

Regional Philanthropic Partnerships On the Rise (Pro Bono Australia)

Sep. 16, 2013

The challenges of regional philanthropy (Radio National)

Sep. 12, 2013

PAFs Given Charity Register Privacy Option (Pro Bono Australia)

Aug. 30, 2013

Commonwealth Bank Staff Give $2m To Community Organisations To Help Australian Youth (WebWire)

Aug. 22, 2013

Champion Cultural Philanthropist Loti Smorgon Dies (Pro Bono Australia)

Aug. 09, 2013

True leaders | Leading through action (AFR)

Jun. 17, 2013

Joint Media Statement: Charities Bill 2013

Jun. 17, 2013

NFPs Urge MPs to Pass Charity Bill (Pro Bono)

Jun. 14, 2013

Next generation philanthropy (The Project)

Jun. 11, 2013

Call to Young Aussie Philanthropists (Pro Bono)

Jun. 11, 2013

Philanthropist: young business leaders have a big impact (AFR)

Jun. 11, 2013

Altruist’s latest gift is a wake-up call (SMH)

May. 31, 2013

New gen philanthropy (AFR)

May. 09, 2013

Smart start-up charities woo donors with pitch nights (BRW)

May. 01, 2013

GIVE: Looking for your next inspiration? (Living the Dream 2013 Edition 1 – Money & Wealth)

Apr. 20, 2013

Cool to be kind (WA Today)

Apr. 19, 2013

Philanthropy Australia has so much more to give (Australian)

Apr. 18, 2013

High Profile Appointments to Philanthropy Australia Council (Pro Bono News)

Feb. 27, 2013

Impact investing generating strong interest says PA (Ethical Investor)

Feb. 18, 2013

Business must do more to stamp out modern slavery in supply chains (Australian)

Feb. 09, 2013

One man’s gift highlights our poor form (SMH)

Feb. 03, 2013

The gift that keeps on giving: Philanthropy (SMH)

Jan. 02, 2013

Big business sets the pace for charity support (WA Today)

Dec. 22, 2012

Giving is a duty, says tech investor (SMH)

Dec. 01, 2012

The Goodwill Ambassador: Kristi Mansfield (Marie Claire)

Dec. 01, 2012

A tale of two conferences (Trust & Foundation News)

Philanthropy Meets Parliament Summit

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. 

Early bird closes on 22 July 2017 .

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