Tickets are 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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Read about the recipients of the 2024 Australian Philanthropy Awards.

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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.

News and stories

News and stories

Sam Mostyn AC among philanthropic leaders recognised in King’s Birthday Honours 

Philanthropy Australia Fri, 14 June 2024

Philanthropy Australia congratulates members of the philanthropic, charitable and community sectors who were honoured in the 2024 King’s Birthday Honours’ list. Almost 500 Australians were recognised in the general division of the awards, including Companion of the Order of Australia awards for Sam Mostyn AC and Jonathan Mills AC. Leonard Vary AM and Daniel Besen AM become Members of the Order of Australia. 

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How to unleash the potential of philanthropy to solve problems

Fri, 14 June 2024

CEO and Harvard Adjunct Lecturer Jim Bildner has extensive experience leading venture philanthropy at Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation and is on the board of Kresge Foundation, where he chairs its Investment Committee and $4 billion endowment. Jim shared his invaluable perspectives on supporting high-potential social innovations to scale among other insights with Philanthropy Australia at an event in May. Here are the highlights.

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Donors get behind World Vision’s bid to regreen 1 billion hectares

World Vision Fri, 14 June 2024

A remarkable way of regenerating billions of hectares across the world without planting a single tree has been developed – and is set to be extended to 100 countries with the support of World Vision and philanthropy. The method not only revives barren landscapes and soaks up carbon, but also alleviates poverty and puts more food on people’s tables. And to top it off, the technique is up to 36 times cheaper than planting trees from scratch.

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Philanthropy Australia’s highlights from Queensland Philanthropy Week

Kim Harland and Kate Duffy Fri, 7 June 2024

Philanthropy Australia hosted a series of events in Queensland Philanthropy Week, bringing together members, key sector stakeholders and individuals dedicated to more and better giving in their communities. Here, our Queensland team, Kim Harland, Director of National Membership and Engagement, and Kate Duffy, Associate Engagement Manager, provide a wrap-up.

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 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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Events

Webinar

Diversity Series Part 1: Cultural Diversity and Philanthropy

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm AEST

This webinar series aims to build awareness to individuals and organisations, advancing conversations about best practice approaches to diversity and inclusion.

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Meet the Funder: Not-for-profit member gathering

Sydney,NSW 10:00 am – 11:30 am AEST

The aim of the event is to create a space where not-for-profit members can hear from a funder, ask questions, and gain practical advice on their approach to applications, building relationships within the sector and how to share an organisation’s vision and impact, with potential funders.

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Breakfast

New Gen Breakfast Club

Sydney,NSW 7:30 am – 9:00 am AEST

Start your day with other New Gens at the social enterprise Two Good Co Cafe, nestled within the vibrant Yirranma Place — a hub dedicated to social purpose and philanthropic endeavors—in Darlinghurst.

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