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The problem with celebrity charities

December 06th, 2015

The first thing celebrities should do is look at helping existing charities. That’s the argument from Sarah Davies, the chief executive officer of Philanthropy Australia.

“It is pretty tough setting up a non-profit, a financially viable one,” Ms Davies said.

“I don’t think the default position should be ‘I want to contribute, I’m going to set up my own’. I think that is an ineffective use of precious assets. You don’t have to go it alone. You can use other people’s tax structures and you can use other people’s help.”

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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