September 24th, 2013
Fund-raising experts say the newly minted Climate Council may struggle to keep afloat. Three former members of the Climate Commission, including its former head Tim Flannery, launched the new body this morning after the Abbott Government axed the commission last week. Louise Walsh, chief executive of Philanthropy Australia, says that "Typically it works best when you're raising money for a particular project or program, so I think they probably need some major donors or major gifters to supplement that funding on an ongoing basis to cover probably some key operational costs."
By Ashley Hall
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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.