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

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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.

News and stories

News and stories

Australian women are set to inherit trillions – what will that mean for giving?

Allison Harding Fri, 12 April 2024

JBWere’s recent report, The Growth of Women and Wealth, estimates that Australian women will become custodians of more than 65% of the nearly $5 trillion in intergenerational wealth transfer in coming years – but what does that mean for charitable giving?

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Rob McLean and The Nature Conservancy: ‘We wanted to be involved in an organisation that’s kicking goals’

Nick Place Fri, 12 April 2024

Philanthropist Rob McLean AM is excited as he talks about kelp. He’s explaining the potential for ‘blue carbon’ and exploration of mangroves, sea grasses and regrown kelp forests potentially becoming options for carbon storage. It’s an initiative by The Nature Conservancy, a global organisation that Rob helped bring to Australia. He talks about his long and continuing involvement with the organisation and why he’s proud of its achievements.

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Pathways to Politics for Women opens more doors in busy election year

Philanthropy Australia Fri, 12 April 2024

The award-winning Pathways to Politics for Women program has become fully national for the first time, now incorporating Western Australia and Tasmania. Building on recent successes in Queensland local elections, organisers are calling on more future female leaders who are passionate about politics and driving positive change in their communities to apply.

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Top 5 Questions NFPs have for funders: with Gill Whelan, General Manager, DECJUBA Foundation & TANK Foundation

Gill Whelan Fri, 5 April 2024

At DECJUBA Foundation, we focus our philanthropic support around 5 key pillars; empowerment, education, essentials, experience and emergency relief. So demonstrating that you’ve done your research is the first important step in ensuring that you fit within the scope of the causes we are looking to support. 

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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Events

Awards

Awards Showcase – Australian Philanthropy Awards 2024

Sydney,NSW $100 4:00 pm – 7:30 pm AEST

Join us at the Australian Philanthropy Awards Showcase in April 2024 to recognise the incredible finalists and celebrate the award recipients for their achievements in philanthropy.

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Peer Network

New Gen Network: ACO up close

Dawes Point,NSW 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm AEST

The Australia Chamber Orchestra invites New Gen Network members to a special rehearsal of two beloved Beethoven works, curated and arranged anew by Principal Cello Timo-Veikko ‘Tipi’ Valve. Led by Tipi, the program will feature an ACO quintet and guest pianist Aura Go. The rehearsal will be followed by drinks and canapes with the musicians. 

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Interview

In conversation with Tirana Hassan and Joseph Skrzynski AO: The intersection of Philanthropy and Human Rights

Melbourne,VIC 9:30 am – 11:00 am AEST

Don’t miss this opportunity to join us for a thought-provoking conversation on the intersection of philanthropy and human rights featuring Tirana Hassan and Joseph Skrzynski AO, renowned global leaders in the field. 

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