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Melbourne V Sydney - the capital of charity and philanthropy

March 26th, 2015

The rivalry between Melbourne and Sydney has played out in many different ways. Australia’s two largest cities regularly compete on the sporting field, in the fashion stakes and in the culture wars. But which city is Australia’s true center of charity?

Melbourne has long been seen as the centre for all things charitable in Australia. But an analysis of the latest figures by Pro Bono Australia News showed that assumption may need to be adjusted.

According to the Australian Charity and Not-for-profit Commission’s (ACNC) register there are more charities in New South Wales than any other state in Australia.

The latest NAB Charitable Giving Index shows however that when it comes to financial donations made by the general public, there is almost nothing separating Melbourne and Sydney. 

The JBWere latest giving trends report found that in terms of the number of people that donate to charity, NSW is king. According to the research almost 1.5 million people in NSW donate financially to charity while in Victoria the figure sits at around 1.25 million.

Read the full article - Pro Bono Australia

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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