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A Guide to Giving for Australians

Author: Philanthropy Australia

The is a comprehensive guide to philanthropy for donors, proudly supported by the Myer Foundation. It is a useful resource for anyone who would like to be involved in giving in Australia – from businesses thinking of setting up a charitable foundation, to individuals who would like to leave money in their will.


The is a comprehensive guide to philanthropy for donors, proudly supported by the Myer Foundation.

It is a useful resource for anyone who would like to be involved in giving in Australia – from businesses thinking of setting up a charitable foundation, to individuals who would like to leave money in their will.

The Guide includes basic information about the different types of legal structures available, as well as information to assist new donors in identifying their giving priorities. We recommend reading it as the first step for those who are new to the idea of planned giving.

Anyone who would like to be involved in giving in Australia will find something useful in the Guide, including:

  • People who are thinking of setting up a foundation but are not sure where to start
  • People who are not sure what type of giving is right for them
  • People who would like to leave money in their will
  • People who would like to donate money but are not sure how to begin
  • People who are curious about how philanthropy works in Australia
  • Charities who would like to encourage visitors and others to give
  • Professional advisers who would like to provide information on philanthropy to their clients

Published: Apr. 2006

Price: Free

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