Publications

2016 Annual Report

Author: Philanthropy Australia

Our Annual Report highlights our progress and achievements. Read more…


Effective Giving Handbook

Author: Philanthropy Australia. Supported by NAB.

Together, we can do more to make Australia and the many international communities supported by Australians a better place to live. Read more…


Effective Grant-making Handbook

Author: Philanthropy Australia. Supported by NAB.

Philanthropy in Australia is growing significantly due to a combination of factors including tax incentives and new philanthropic structures, and the community is now also far more aware of the concept of philanthropy. Read more…


Effective Grant-Seeking Handbook

Author: Philanthropy Australia - supported by Strategic Grants

The word ‘philanthropy’ is often used but many people find the world of philanthropy quite mysterious. There are many different meanings to the word, usually depending on whom you ask. In the context of this guide, we will be using Philanthropy Australia’s definition, which is: The planned and structured giving of… Read more…


PAF Trustee Handbook

Author: Philanthropy Australia. Supported by Myer Family Company, Macquarie & Australian Philanthropic Services.

This Handbook sets out what is required to run a PAF under the Guidelines and at law. It is not a legal document but a “plain English” introductory guide. Read more…


Philanthropy Weekly

Author: Philanthropy Australia

Philanthropy Weekly is Philanthropy Australia's e-newsletter, providing exclusive access to premium sector resources. Sent every Tuesday, the newsletter features major donations, grant rounds, sector and initiatives, new appointments and opportunities, co-funding opportunities, resources worth reading, policy & research updates, sector events and more. Philanthropy Weekly also brings you our media monitoring service.… Read more…


Professional Adviser Handbook

Author: Philanthropy Australia. Supported by Australian Executor Trustees & Australian Communities Foundation.

A useful starting point and reference for those advisers who are integrating philanthropy into their practice and explores some of the key motivations that typically drive donors to give. Read more…


PuAF Handbook

Author: David Ward, Australian Philanthropic Services

Public Ancillary Funds (PuAFs) play a significant role in the philanthropic landscape as a tax effective structure for public fundraising. From 1 January 2012 PuAFs became subject to detailed legally binding Guidelines; these were updated with some minor modifications in May 2016. The key legislative document is the Public Ancillary… Read more…


Stay connected

Author: Philanthropy Australia

There is an extensive range of resources available to the philanthropic sector, but they’re not always easy to find, so we’ve collated some of them here: Read more…


Strategic Map 2017 - 2020

Author: Philanthropy Australia

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2014 Annual Report

Author: Philanthropy Australia


Our Annual Report highlights our progress and achievements. Read more…


2015 Annual Report

Author: Philanthropy Australia

Our Annual Report highlights our progress and achievements. Read more…


2016 Action Plan

Author: Philanthropy Australia

Membership Services Provide support to our membership to achieve more and better philanthropy through the provision of access to networks, collaborators, knowledge and resources. Awareness & Engagement Encourage collaboration; create awareness of the role and contribution of philanthropy in society, and; share information on current activities, events, developments and trends.… Read more…


Directory of Funders

Author: Philanthropy Australia

An essential online resource for not-for-profit organisations, charities and community groups. Read more…


Genderwise Philanthropy Guide

Author: Australian Women Donors Network

Strengthening Society by Investing in Women & Girls. Read more…


Philanthropy Review

Author: Philanthropy Australia

Up until July 2015, PA offered Members and Associates a monthly wrap up of current events in the sector via Philanthropy Review.   This service is now incorporated in Philanthropy Weekly epublication, bringing you the latest news clippings, major donations, grant rounds, initiatives, appointments and opportunities, co-partnerships, policy & research updates,… Read more…


PRESSing Matters

Author: Philanthropy Australia

Up until July 2015, PRESSing Matters was PA’s weekly media monitoring service for Members and Associates. This service is now incorporated in Philanthropy Weekly epublication, bringing you the latest news clippings, major donations, grant rounds, initiatives, appointments and opportunities, co-partnerships, policy & research updates, events and more. Members and Associates can… Read more…


Savvy Giving: The Art and Science of Philanthropy

Author: Genevieve Timmons

Commissioned by Australian Communities Foundation, offers inspiring guidance for anyone involved in a charitable giving program. By using both the head and the heart, this book offers a step by step guide on how you can achieve impact and an enduring benefit from every dollar. Read more…


Trustee Handbook: Roles & Duties of Trustees of Charitable Trusts & Foundations in Australia (2nd)

Author: David Ward, Treasurer, Philanthropy Australia

Created in consultation with Philanthropy Australia's Members, this Trustee Handbook is an essential document for Private Charitable Funds, Ancillary Funds, Family Foundations and Community Foundations. It covers types of foundations, legislation, governance, administration, investment, distribution/grantmaking, Responsible Person outline, trustee dossier guidelines and more. Read more…


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