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News and stories

Philanthropy Weekly story

United Ukraine Appeal’s mission extends beyond the end of the war

Fri, 3 February 2023

This month will make a full year since the Russian invasion of Ukraine began. Since then a charity founded by Betashares CEO Alex Vynokur has delivered humanitarian aid to Ukrainians affected by the war and evacuated vulnerable children to safety.

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New sustainability guide for not-for-profits and charities

Karen McWilliams Fri, 3 February 2023

A new playbook from Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ) offers actionable insights for not-for-profit (NFP) and charitable organisations on how to incorporate sustainability into their operations and supply chains.

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Lack of cultural diversity in Australian philanthropy impacting social outcomes; further research underway

Fri, 3 February 2023

New findings from the Centre for Social Impact (CSI) and Jumbunna Institute for Indigenous Education show a need for further research into cultural diversity and intersectionality within Australian philanthropy

Philanthropy and journalism combine to advance First Nations reporting

Fri, 3 February 2023

The Snow Foundation will support a new Indigenous Affairs desk at Australian Associated Press (AAP) in an exciting new initiative.

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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Funders Callout SA: Supporting SA-flood impacted communities

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm ACDT

Please join us in this call out to all funders who are supporting, or interested in supporting, SA flood-impacted communities.

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Education Callout: Conversation about public education in SA

Adelaide,SA 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

The SA Department for Education want to hear what you have to say about how the future of public education should look.

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Peer Network

Family Foundations Peer Network

2:00 pm – 3:30 pm AEDT

Join us for our first Philanthropy Australia Family Foundations Peer Network in 2023 and hear from leading Family Foundations and stakeholders in the sector.

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