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Philanthropy: Are we giving enough?

August 31st, 2014

As Australians we like to think of ourselves as a giving bunch. Generous to a fault. But are we? In the last financial year Australians gave $2.24 billion in tax-deductible gifts. 4.54 million people, or 35.62 per cent of the population, made a tax-deductible donation.

Solid, but sub par compared to the UK, Canada and the United States. Of those earning more than $1 million a year, 37 per cent did not claim a single dollar of tax-deductible charitable giving.

Philanthropy is a growth industry, as government steps back in many areas, as the funding burden of various social enterprises falls increasingly on the private sector.

Next week in Melbourne, Philanthropy Australia holds its Biennial conference, bringing together more than 50 philanthropists and leading thinkers around the business of giving from Australia and elsewhere.

ABC, 31/08/2014
Sunday Extra presented by Jonathan Green

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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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