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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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Inspiring stories of giving volume 1 – now available to read and download

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Find the most effective way for you to give – as an individual, family, organisation or business – so you can focus on making an impact.

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Discover our collection of resources and tools to get you started, extend your giving, or support others on their giving journey.

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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Latest Telescope report highlights cost-of-living and collaboration as big issues for 2024

Fri, 16 February 2024

A new report has revealed the philanthropic sector’s issues and ideas for the coming year. Philanthropy Australia’s second annual Better Philanthropy Telescope report has taken the pulse of the sector to help identify the trends, issues and opportunities that will shape the giving agenda this year.

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You have to see it to believe it: visiting organisations on-the(ir)-ground is catalytic

Julie Rosenberg, CEO, Australian International Development Network Fri, 16 February 2024

The Australian International Development Network (AIDN) conducts Insight Tours designed to connect philanthropists, donors and impact investors with diverse, locally led development initiatives overseas to help break down barriers to funding. Julie Rosenberg, AIDN CEO, shares her experiences of a recent tour to illustrate how developing on-the-ground, trust-based relationships is key to increasing Australia’s support for global challenges.

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Double shot of coffee and communities gives a boost to people experiencing homelessness

Nick Place Fri, 16 February 2024

There are 40 community foundations across Australia, engaged in deeply connected and life-changing work at a local level. A powerful example is the Inner North Community Foundation that provided $20,000 to the big-hearted not-for-profit St Mary’s House of Welcome in Melbourne. The grant provided a coffee machine and barista training to provide long-term prospects to people experiencing homelessness.

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Sector appointments: LMCF new CEO, ACF new Board Chair

Fri, 16 February 2024

The Board of Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation has announced the appointment of Peter Walton as its new Chief Executive.

Stories of giving

Stories to inspire more and better philanthropy. Read about the experiences and motivations of the donors and the causes they are supporting.

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Philanthropy Australia National Conference 2022

Tue, 6 Sep 2022 Sydney, NSW

Our 2022 national conference For the Love of Humanity – People, Place and Planet was a feast of ideas, insights and inspiration held over 3 days.

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SA Meet the Funders

Adelaide,SA 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm ACDT

Philanthropy Australia and the Fundraising Institute of Australia have partnered to bring you a panel conversation with four funders – from family, business, government and institutional foundations.

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The year ahead with Philanthropy Australia in WA

Mosman Park,WA 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm AWST

You’re invited to a relaxed evening where you’ll have the chance to network with Philanthropy Australia members and others in the WA giving community.

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Peer Network

Disability Funders Network

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm AEDT

Join us in this year’s first network meeting of the Disability Funders Network as we explore funding collaboration opportunities.

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