Philanthropy TV

In conversation with Daniel Lee
September 2017 | 51 mins

At the 2017 Philanthropy Meets Parliament Summit, Daniel Lee shared his insights on the role of philanthropy as a driver of systems change, addressing root causes of social challenges and the relationship between philanthropy and government. 

Update from the CEO 
August 2017 | 5 mins

An update from Sarah Davies about the Collective Giving Report, building digital civil society, the Government’s review into DGR reform, the 2017 Philanthropy Meets Parliament Summit and more!

Update from the CEO 
July 2017 | 3 mins

Sarah Davies talks about some recent additions to the Philanthropy Australia team, the venue for 2018 Australian Philanthropy Awards and more!

Advocacy & Insight Update #001 
July 2017 | 2.48 mins

Discussion Paper on DGR Reform + Draft Submission
Krystian Seibert, Advocacy & Insight Manager

Genevieve Timmons: Unleashing generosity 2.51 mins

The future of philanthropy is about deliberate, positive and effective relationships with all the people engaged in the process of giving. 

Alan Schwartz AM: The greatest opportunity 2.04 mins

Alan Schwartz AM, President of Philanthropy Australia, shares some thoughts on the future of philanthropy – the greatest opportunity and what it means to be a philanthropist. 

Evolution or revolution: Is philanthropy future ready? 2.38 mins

Featuring Sarah Davies, Paul Madden, Amelia Telford, Mae Hong, Kevin Robbie, Alexandra Gartmann, Genevieve Timmons and Stacey Thomas.

The launch of our 2017 - 2020 Strategic Plan 13.42 mins

Presented by Sarah Davies, CEO, Philanthropy Australia

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Collaboration for community resilience and growth 45.47 mins

Given the complex challenges we confront in communities around Australia, 'going it alone' is simply not an option if philanthropy wants to make a difference.

So how can funders partner with each other, and with not-for-profits, businesses, governments and other stakeholders to leverage their resources and expertise?

Capacity building creates conditions for success 5.17 mins

Mae Hong is Chair of Grantmakers for Organizational Effectiveness and Vice-President of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors (USA). 

Members / Associates can view an extended version here >

Strategy reboot - evaluation of approaches ​3.40 mins

Mark Gunton is Chief Executive Officer of Clinton Giustra Enterprise Partnership (USA). 

Traditional models are not something to be abandoned 6.59 mins

Audette Exel AO is the CEO and Founder of The Adara Group and is the 2016 Leading Philanthropist.

We can't afford for climate change to be an issue that divides us 1.51 mins

Amelia Telford is National Director of the Seed Indigenous Youth Climate Network with the Australian Youth Climate Coalition.

Debate: Is philanthropy future ready? 34.12 mins

Moderated by Sarah Davies, Philanthropy Australia.


  • Tony Kalm (US), One Acre Fund
  • Sue Cunningham (US/UK), CASE
  • Michael Lynch AM, Sydney Community Foundation


  • Caitriona Fay, Perpetual Limited
  • José Pedro Ferrão (US), United Way 
  • Lani Evans (NZ), Vodafone NZ Foundation

Give. Stand. Respect.

The 2017 Philanthropy Meets Parliament Summit brought funders, nonprofits and policy makers together for two days of inspiring keynotes, case studies and challenging conversations about philanthropy’s role in advocating for change.

Summit Highlights

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