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Statement Regarding the Appointment of the New ACNC Commissioner

Dec. 07, 2017

Philanthropy Australia acknowledges the appointment of The Hon. Dr Gary Johns as the new Commissioner of the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC). The Australian charities sector plays a vital role in our society. It tackles disadvantage, builds social and cultural capital, protects our environment and is a voice for… Read more…

Launch of Philanthropy Champions

Dec. 05, 2017

We are proud to launch our new Philanthropy Champions initiative Read more…

Nationwide celebrations showcase impact of community and philanthropy partnerships

Nov. 20, 2017

Today marks the start of Community and Philanthropy Partnerships Week (CPPW). Groups nation-wide will be getting together with their philanthropic partners to celebrate and showcase the great work they are doing together to build and strengthen the places where they live and work. Read more…

The Funding Network announces new CEO

Oct. 31, 2017

Six years after establishing The Funding Network in Australia and growing it to be one of the most respected collective giving models in Australia, CEO Lisa Cotton will step down in February 2018. Read more…

Ross Trust CEO announced

Oct. 31, 2017

The R.E. Ross Trust has announced their incoming CEO, Sarah Hardy. Sarah will commence as CEO in late January 2018 after spending the last four years as CEO of the Menzies Foundation. Read more…


Oct. 11, 2017

Iconic Australian Outdoor Education Development Organisation Announces New CEO

Sep. 13, 2017

Paul Ramsay Foundation bolsters leadership team

Aug. 24, 2017

Staff announcement

Aug. 23, 2017

Vale Diana Ramsay AO

Aug. 02, 2017

Collective giving groups attracting Australians to alternative fundraising

Jul. 28, 2017

Jeff Bezos is now the world’s richest person—and he could redefine philanthropy

Jul. 27, 2017

The gift of giving to help improve lives

Jul. 18, 2017

Giving Your Genius: A New Approach to Corporate Philanthropy

Jul. 14, 2017

Learning to Bridge a Generation Gap in Philanthropy

Jul. 10, 2017

Exciting new appointment - National Membership and Programs Manager

Jun. 27, 2017

Australian Bursary Fund - Social Enterprise World Forum

Jun. 19, 2017

Cultivating Legitimacy in Philanthropy

Jun. 13, 2017

John Gandel AO awarded AC

Jun. 11, 2017

Mutual Trust and the Myer Family Company to combine

May. 30, 2017

Nicole Richards joins the team

May. 22, 2017

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

May. 16, 2017

Good News for Impact Investing in 2017 Budget

Apr. 28, 2017

Scam warning on Government grants

Apr. 26, 2017

How young rich-lister Sam Prince built the Zambrero fast-food empire

Apr. 24, 2017

Why more and more companies are doing social good

Apr. 06, 2017

Leading Australian philanthropists honoured at industry awards

Apr. 03, 2017

Bill and Melinda’s Annual Letter

Mar. 06, 2017

Our new Finance and Operations Manager

Mar. 02, 2017

The Harwood Public Innovators Labs In Australia

Feb. 28, 2017

Vale Betty Amsden AO

Feb. 21, 2017

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

Feb. 14, 2017

Why I am a young philanthropist

Feb. 13, 2017

“There’s no point being the richest man in the cemetery”: Geoff Harris

Feb. 06, 2017

$26.4 million gift from the the Jack Ma Foundation

Feb. 01, 2017

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

Jan. 23, 2017

The Five Habits Of Effective Philanthropists

Jan. 19, 2017

Working for the ‘Evolution’ of Australian Philanthropy

Jan. 18, 2017

Global coalition to outpace epidemics

Jan. 16, 2017

Top Philanthropic Gifts of 2016

Dec. 14, 2016

Trump, Bond Yields, and higher interest rates and inflation - what does it all mean?

Dec. 13, 2016

Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, and other investors are launching a $1 billion green energy fund

Dec. 05, 2016

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

Dec. 04, 2016

Queen Rania of Jordan on religion and the role of women in the Middle East

Dec. 01, 2016

Facebook’s Sandberg puts $100 million of stock towards philanthropy

Nov. 18, 2016

Winners - Workplace Giving Excellence Awards

Oct. 31, 2016

Workplace Giving Excellence Awards - Finalists

Oct. 28, 2016

Google.org’s Jacquelline Fuller on how Google does good

Oct. 24, 2016

Tasmania’s Pennicott Foundation is helping the world one project at a time

Oct. 17, 2016

Premier’s Award for Community Harmony

Oct. 05, 2016

Nobel Prizes don’t come cheap: Laureate calls for greater research philanthropy

Sep. 27, 2016

Adara Group expands assistance through philanthropy of business

Sep. 16, 2016

How Your Investment Can Make Positive Change

Aug. 29, 2016

Vale Peter Hero

Aug. 16, 2016

Forums – Giving and Volunteering in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) and Indigenous Comm

Aug. 09, 2016

There are more billionaires than ever before - and they’re worth a total of $7.7 trillion

Aug. 05, 2016

Grant Application Myths – and How to Get Round Them

Jul. 26, 2016

Giving to charity—How much is generous?

Jul. 24, 2016

Impact Investment Group targets $1b investment in solar power

Jul. 22, 2016

Victoria’s first social impact bond to address drug and alcohol services

Jul. 18, 2016

David Thomas sets new record on environmental philanthropy

Jul. 18, 2016

Luke Batty Foundation appoints Rosie Batty CEO

Jul. 14, 2016

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

Jul. 12, 2016

Australia’s largest personal philanthropic contribution to a university

Jun. 24, 2016

Mail-order wine pioneer becomes Australia’s biggest environment donor

Jun. 22, 2016

How giving clubs are changing the face of philanthropy

May. 30, 2016

Proposed new scheme calls for investors in social good in Victoria

May. 27, 2016

Partnership to unlock innovative investment in NFPs

May. 24, 2016

Charity crunch looms as sector wastes millions, says JBWere CEO Justin Greiner

May. 23, 2016

Varied pathways to shared giving goal

May. 09, 2016

$1 million donation to new SAM build

Apr. 29, 2016

Collaboration within Australian communities on show

Apr. 29, 2016

Why millionaire Barry Lambert invested $34 million in medicinal cannabis

Apr. 20, 2016

Philanthropy Australia Announces 2016 Philanthropy Award Winners

Apr. 20, 2016

Philanthropist Gemma Salteri: Let’s be open about giving

Apr. 11, 2016

SAHMRI stays on course with Steve Wesselingh reappointed as executive director

Apr. 07, 2016

Silver Chef spreads its cause

Apr. 06, 2016

American philanthropists award millions of dollars to Australia

Apr. 04, 2016

Australians need more open approach to philanthropy

Mar. 20, 2016

Jack Bendat: Why he gives his wealth away

Mar. 11, 2016

The new realities of philanthropy

Mar. 04, 2016

Charities Commission will continue – a welcome announcement for all Australians

Feb. 29, 2016

NAB and Philanthropy Australia partner to unlock innovative investment in NFPs

Feb. 21, 2016

Which Australians are donating millions for good?

Feb. 16, 2016

Susan Alberti AC – A life of giving

Feb. 14, 2016

Five cent coin doomed after 50 years of decimal currency

Feb. 13, 2016

Murdoch Childrens Research Institute: Marie Bashir, Ros Packer, Quentin Bryce, Jeanne Pratt and othe

Feb. 09, 2016

Five ways to become a really effective altruist

Feb. 06, 2016

Canberra’s Glenn Keys on charity and the launch of a new social housing project in the ACT

Feb. 01, 2016

Gold Coast hospital buy lifts Impact group’s assets to $400 million

Jan. 28, 2016

Charity sector grows but competes for dwindling donations

Jan. 28, 2016

BHP Billiton donates $5.7 million to Broken Hill, its birthplace

Jan. 27, 2016

Australia Day 2016 Honours List

Jan. 25, 2016

The growing social enterprise sector

Jan. 21, 2016

Microsoft’s $1 billion cloud giveaway

Jan. 14, 2016

First impact investment in affordable housing

Jan. 12, 2016

Thousands at risk of losing charity status

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. 10, 2015

After the Paris Climate Summit, time for philanthropy to step things up

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?

Nov. 27, 2015

Can philanthropy be taught in a classroom?

Nov. 23, 2015

Paul Little makes a $10 million donation to Melbourne University

Nov. 17, 2015

The power of giving and the impacts of philanthropy

Nov. 14, 2015

Abrahams funds dental research

Nov. 08, 2015

Philanthropist Peter Hunt says ‘successful people should share their luck’

Oct. 28, 2015

The 20 people who have given away the most money to charity

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. 13, 2015

Call me Steve: the extraordinary life of Stephanie Shirley

Oct. 12, 2015

Quality control is crucial when ‘impact investing’

Oct. 08, 2015

Government Funds Philanthropic Partnerships

Oct. 05, 2015

Philanthropist Naomi Milgrom’s latest gift to Melbourne – MPavilion

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. 27, 2015

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, Microsoft’s Bill Gates make bid for universal internet access

Sep. 24, 2015

Where have all the volunteers gone?

Sep. 22, 2015

Prime Minister promotes philanthropy

Sep. 17, 2015

How startups can improve the world 1% at a time

Sep. 10, 2015

Wealth creation supports a new sustainable philanthropy model

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. 07, 2015

Advisers key to increasing charitable giving

Sep. 05, 2015

Philanthropists combine to improve performance

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

The Ian Potter Foundation appoints Prof Brian Schmidt AC to Board of Governors

Aug. 25, 2015

Prerequisites for cross-sector working

Aug. 22, 2015

Australians have hit a wall when it comes to giving to charity

Aug. 19, 2015

In wealthy Australia, philanthropy is the biggest loser

Aug. 18, 2015

Fortescue’s Andrew Forrest: I stand by my record

Aug. 14, 2015

The business of giving

Aug. 10, 2015

Changes to arts funding prompts calls for philanthropists to step in

Aug. 06, 2015

Bringing philanthropy and government together

Aug. 04, 2015

Museum Victoria receives $1 million donation to redevelop Children’s Gallery

Aug. 01, 2015

STEM education gets million-dollar boost from Google Australia

Jul. 31, 2015

The motivations behind donations

Jul. 31, 2015

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

Jul. 30, 2015

Changes at FRR

Jul. 30, 2015

Philanthropy peak supports work of ‘Twiggy’ Forrest

Jul. 27, 2015

Giving in to beggars helps nobody

Jul. 24, 2015

Impact investing could help plug $2.5 trillion funding gap for development

Jul. 23, 2015

KidsGive gives kids the opportunity to raise money for charity

Jul. 18, 2015

Leonardo DiCaprio’s giving just got way more interesting

Jul. 14, 2015

Graham Tuckwell urges Australia’s rich to give back

Jul. 13, 2015

Here’s what Kofi Annan thinks about the modern philanthropist

Jul. 09, 2015

Strategic fundraising skills to boost Australian Women Donors Network Board

Jul. 07, 2015

Alastair Lucas of Goldman Sachs Australia has died

Jul. 03, 2015

In the giant footsteps of her father, Myer’s daughter worked quietly for a better world

Jul. 02, 2015

Saudi prince Alwaleed bin Talal promises $41 billion fortune to charity

Jul. 01, 2015

Matched Giving & Collective Impact: A Smarter Way to Give

Jun. 26, 2015

Scott Morrison calls on private sector to invest more in welfare

Jun. 23, 2015

Charitable giving tips and traps

Jun. 22, 2015

FRRR Forum Scholarships

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. 10, 2015

The Art of Giving: TFN and Vivid Ideas

Jun. 08, 2015

NFP leaders honoured in 2015 Queen’s Birthday list

Jun. 06, 2015

How business & philanthropy are alike - and how they are completely different

Jun. 05, 2015

Donations can benefit the charities and you

Jun. 02, 2015

Good Pitch Film Stirs Gay Marriage Debate

May. 29, 2015

Community and Philanthropy Partnerships Week launches

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. 20, 2015

Expert Advice Exchange

May. 19, 2015

Atlassian boss flags charity drive

May. 14, 2015

Pledge 1 per cent and make a difference

May. 12, 2015

When is a charity not a charity?

May. 11, 2015

It was Bill Gates’ mother who pushed him into philanthropy after he became a billionaire

May. 05, 2015

Key philanthropists call for cut in red tape on giving

May. 01, 2015

Staff not CEO driving corporate giving

May. 01, 2015

Young rich-listers aim for philanthropic goals

Apr. 30, 2015

ACT most charitable state

Apr. 24, 2015

Mike Bloomberg is dropping $42 million on 100 US cities

Apr. 20, 2015

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

Apr. 17, 2015

Sculpture as empire

Apr. 16, 2015

State Library of Victoria given $5 million in rare books

Apr. 16, 2015

iiNet chairman Michael Smith new Patron for Variety WA

Apr. 11, 2015

Philanthropist Audette Exel makes money to make change

Apr. 09, 2015

The social bonds that strengthen family businesses

Apr. 08, 2015

Charities complain of funding difficulties

Apr. 08, 2015

Why are charities suffering a cash-flow crisis?

Apr. 07, 2015

Give eco-charities a check

Apr. 07, 2015

Churchill Fellowship to study private philanthropists funding environmental work

Apr. 04, 2015

Rich philanthropists halted at border by tax system

Apr. 01, 2015

Philanthropy Australia appoints new CEO

Mar. 31, 2015

Four SA charities in the race for Impact100 SA’s $100,000

Mar. 30, 2015

Philanthropist Neil Balnaves looks for ‘out of the box’ ideas

Mar. 26, 2015

Melbourne V Sydney - the capital of charity and philanthropy

Mar. 26, 2015

Benchmarking Operational Resources of Trusts & Foundations

Mar. 18, 2015

Economist’s $8 million parting gift to gallery

Mar. 11, 2015

Behind a $1 million gift to a NYC public school by a 31-year-old

Mar. 09, 2015

Schools Plus makes tax deductible donations available to public schools

Mar. 04, 2015

Telematics Trust open grant round for innovative projects

Mar. 03, 2015

New research survey aims to capture non-profit sector key challenges & shape future support programs

Feb. 28, 2015

8 things Steve Waugh learned from cricket and now applies to his philanthropy

Feb. 21, 2015

States, industry bodies pushed to fund greyhound sanctuary

Feb. 19, 2015

This new company chairman just donated his entire salary to charity

Feb. 16, 2015

Bill Gates fund donates $18 million to fight tuberculosis in Papua New Guinea

Feb. 13, 2015

David Gonski, master mentor to senior corporate women

Feb. 06, 2015

The Queen Mother of Bhutan talks happiness and peace

Feb. 05, 2015

Australian first impact investment policy

Feb. 02, 2015

Non-Profit Fellowship Program

Jan. 30, 2015

Congress inspires greatness

Jan. 27, 2015

Australia Day 2015 Honours List

Jan. 23, 2015

Advancing the appreciation of Australian literature through new Chair

Jan. 17, 2015

University of NSW receives $10m to research affordable housing for displaced people

Jan. 15, 2015

Top philanthropic gifts of 2014

Jan. 09, 2015

Benefit Capital launches the Impact Investment Centre

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

ACF and AEGN announce partnership

Dec. 08, 2014

Thank you and happy holidays

Dec. 08, 2014

The heart of giving

Dec. 07, 2014

Boost impact investing, says Financial System Inquiry

Dec. 04, 2014

$26M art donation for new contemporary Australian art museum at the University of Melbourne

Nov. 26, 2014

A working-class philanthropist to the stars

Nov. 25, 2014

Early Wins for the PM’s Community Business Partnership

Nov. 24, 2014

$6.01 million Darling Point deal a final act of generosity

Nov. 18, 2014

Hunt for New Philanthropy Australia CEO

Nov. 15, 2014

Paul Ramsay shared his billions with charity, family, friends and a loyal Sydney man

Nov. 11, 2014

Aussies giving more than ever to charity

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. 30, 2014

Socially responsible investing demands rigour

Oct. 21, 2014

Millennials Pushing for Social Change

Oct. 21, 2014

Aussie philanthropists go on tour

Oct. 20, 2014

Community Business Partnership a chance to take giving to the next level

Oct. 14, 2014

$2m windfall for documentaries

Oct. 14, 2014

New program launched to upskill rural community leaders

Oct. 10, 2014

Impact100Melbourne invites you!

Oct. 09, 2014

Why young entrepreneurs are embracing philanthropy

Oct. 09, 2014

Google announces 10 finalists for its Impact Challenge

Oct. 07, 2014

Crowdfunding may attract GST

Oct. 03, 2014

ABC goes Mental As

Oct. 02, 2014

Optus Community Grants

Oct. 01, 2014

The next generation of philanthropists maximise impact for the greater good

Sep. 29, 2014

Wealthy urged to give more (video)

Sep. 29, 2014

Qld discovers creative side with business-backed arts future fund

Sep. 26, 2014

Cultural power: the list

Sep. 25, 2014

No ifs or buts: all children must attend school

Sep. 21, 2014

Breaking the ice with medical fund-raising

Sep. 20, 2014

Good Pitch gives documentaries such as Bully life beyond the cinema

Sep. 19, 2014

Talking Philanthropy with Millennials

Sep. 18, 2014

Women in philanthropy urged to invest more in women and girls

Sep. 17, 2014

Charities in Australia under threat?

Sep. 03, 2014

Inaugural Philanthropy Leader Awards winners announced

Sep. 02, 2014

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

Aug. 31, 2014

Philanthropy: Are we giving enough?

Aug. 12, 2014

Australia’s Biggest Gathering of Philanthropists

Aug. 11, 2014

Sitting on a great idea? How about nine months and $100,000 to make it hatch?

Aug. 04, 2014

State Trustees Australia Foundation Grassroots Granting Program

Jul. 10, 2014

Sidney Myer Fund Capacity Building Grants

Jul. 01, 2014

Newsboys Foundation Leadership Awards

Jun. 20, 2014

Philanthropy Australia announces new President - Alan Schwartz AM

May. 30, 2014

2nd 10x10 event raises over $10,000

May. 22, 2014

What can Australia learn from the recent UK experience with poverty and inequality?

May. 14, 2014

Philanthropy Peak welcomes funding for Community Business Partnership

Apr. 23, 2014

New Generation of Giving: Our first year in review

Jan. 18, 2014

Devoted to improving life for the disabled

Jan. 04, 2014

Surge in charities prompts warning over donations

Dec. 21, 2013

Charities’ fund-raising costs swallow millions in donations

Dec. 13, 2013

Dollar for dollar, arts funding is all sewn up

Dec. 09, 2013

Sydney Opera House launches Own Our House campaign

Nov. 28, 2013

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

Nov. 04, 2013

Donors bring influence as well as money (AFR)

Oct. 24, 2013

Kaldors hope new centre will change refugee conversation (SMH)

Oct. 15, 2013

Australia’s top philanthropic gifts (SMH)

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. 02, 2013

Getting Employees More Active in Corporate Volunteering (Pro Bono Australia)

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Advocacy Update

December 2017

The Australian Government made three announcements which impact upon philanthropy. In two video updates from Philanthropy Australia's Advocacy & Insight Manager, Krystian Seibert, outlines Philanthropy Australia's response to these announcements. 

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