July 27th, 2017
Philanthropy is the word used to describe a concern for the welfare of other people, expressed through acts of generosity and kindness – particularly by donating money or volunteering to help good causes.
Every day in Australia, tens of thousands of people of all ages and from all walks of life give their time and money to make life more comfortable for people less fortunate than them.
And every day, thousands of organisations and groups – from sports clubs and churches to welfare groups and international aid organisations – rely on volunteers to help them make a difference in their local community or further field.
At a time when governments are channelling fewer funds towards welfare and service organisations, the role of the philanthropic individual or group is becoming increasingly important.
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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.