Early bird tickets now available for the Philanthropy Australia Conference 2024! See you 5-7 August in Adelaide.

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Philanthropy Australia is the national peak body for organisations and individuals working to achieve positive change.

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Our purpose is to work for a generous and inclusive Australia by inspiring more and better philanthropy.

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Double giving by 2030

Our Blueprint to Grow Structured Giving outlines how the philanthropic, for-purpose, business and government sectors can work together to double structured giving from $2.5 billion in 2020 to $5 billion by 2030.

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Policy and advocacy update

‘Tax nudge’ reform could unlock up to $19.5b in giving by 2030: new Philanthropy Australia report

Sam Rosevear, Executive Director of Policy, Government Relations and Research Fri, 17 May 2024

A voluntary choice for Australians to donate part of their tax return to charity could help dramatically transform giving in Australia, writes Philanthropy Australia’s Executive Director, Sam Rosevear. A number of options are investigated and modelled in the report by Impact Economics and Policy: Greater Giving: Tax Time Prompts to Increase Charitable Giving.

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How must institutional philanthropy change to become a better tool for delivering social justice?

Rachel Findlay, Philanthropy Australia’s Director, Impact and Engagement (NSW & ACT) Fri, 17 May 2024

In this view from the UK, we look at the key takeaways from a new report by Fozia Irfan OBE, Director of Impact and Influence at BBC Children in Need and recent Churchill Fellow. In a podcast with commentator Rhodri Davies, she unpacks some of her ‘punchy’ suggestions. Rachel Findlay, Philanthropy Australia’s Director, Impact and Engagement (NSW & ACT), says their discussion reflects the emerging themes for Philanthropy Australia’s UK Study Tour she is hosting later in the year, in which Fozia and Rhodri will participate.

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Meet our new member: Queensland Theatre

Fri, 17 May 2024

In the first of a regular series, we’ll be introducing new members who have joined Philanthropy Australia in recent months. It is of perennial interest to see where the breadth of philanthropy’s work reaches across all sectors of the community and its ever-evolving nature is reflected in our members. Here, we kick off the Q&A series with Queensland Theatre. The answers have been provided its Executive Director, Criena Gehrke.

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The Susan McKinnon Foundation and Monash University renew commitment to enhanced political leadership

Fri, 17 May 2024

The Susan McKinnon Foundation and Monash University this week announced the renewal of their philanthropic partnership with an investment of more than $25 million over five years from the Foundation to sustain and advance the McKinnon Institute for Political Leadership.

Stories of giving

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Philanthropy Australia Conference 2024

Mon, 5 Aug 2024 Adelaide, SA

The Philanthropy Australia Conference is the pre-eminent gathering of the philanthropic and not-for-profit sectors for learning, networking, storytelling, and celebrating achievements.

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Learning from an evaluation framework: Lessons from AEGN’s review

10:00 am – 11:00 am AEST

The Australian Environmental Grantmakers Network (AEGN) is Australia’s peak membership organisation for environmental and climate philanthropy. They have 200+ members, united by their vision for a future where our climate is stable, and people and nature thrive.

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Peer Network

Disability Funders Network

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm AEST

The final report on the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Review, published in December 2023, seeks to create a unified system of support for people with disability.

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Peer Network

Family Foundations Peer Network – Influencing Systemic Change

Sydney,NSW 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm AEST

This session will cover how Family Foundations can influence systemic change through their philanthropy. Join us to gain insights into strategies and examples from our guest speakers and explore the various ways Family Foundations can drive long term impact and change for good. 

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