April 20th, 2013
Australia has a long history of charitable bequests but the deputy chief executive of Philanthropy Australia, Anna Draffin, says donating money while you are alive is becoming more popular. She says younger people are willing to donate not only their wealth, but their skills and experience, too. ''They're trying new ways of approaching philanthropy beyond the cheque book,'' she says.
By Andrew Taylor
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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.