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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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We must invest in communities to save lives as natural disasters become more frequent

Sam Henderson, CEO, Northern Rivers Community Foundation Thu, 28 September 2023

We need to shift towards a building community resilience and social capital, to better equip communities to respond to floods, fires and other catastrophes.

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Groundbreaking Gender Compass research set to shift the conversation

Fri, 15 September 2023

Plan International Australia has undertaken a first-of-its-kind research project, led by Dr Rebecca Huntley, that segments the broad Australian public into six groups based on their attitudes, behaviours and policy preferences in relation to gender equality. Supported by the Trawalla Foundation, it can be used by communicators, advocates and changemakers to meet people where they are, rather than where we think they should be, writes the chair Carol Schwartz AM.

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Reflections about medical research: philanthropy’s role

Mary Chackola, National Engagement Manager for Victoria and Tasmania, Philanthropy Australia Thu, 28 September 2023

This week, Philanthropy Australia hosted a roundtable event with special guest Professor Dame Sarah Gilbert from the University of Oxford. Professor Gilbert is the co-developer of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine and she spoke about philanthropy’s role in funding medical breakthroughs. Mary Chackola, Philanthropy Australia’s National Engagement Manager for Victoria and Tasmania, reflects on the discussion.

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Where dreams come to life

Fri, 22 September 2023

The Melbourne Recital Centre’s Making Waves program offers Year 12 music students the opportunity to have their compositions brought to life by professional musicians on the same stage that has played host to many of the world’s great artists. This creates ‘instant career pathways’ in their minds – none of which would be possible without philanthropy.

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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Peer Network

New Gen Network | Philanthropic evaluation

Melbourne,VIC 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm AEDT
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Peer Network

Education Funders Peer Network Meeting

Melbourne and Sydney 11:30 am – 1:00 pm AEDT
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