Australian Philanthropy Awards 2024 – Register to attend the Awards Showcase!

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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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Start your giving journey

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

Deep thinking and a daring step into public policy: the Watertrust story

Nick Place Fri, 1 March 2024

Watertrust Australia is an independent NFP that seeks to find common ground among users, First Nation groups, environmentalists, river communities and others on water and catchment policy – in the driest inhabited continent in the world. Here, we tell the story of its inception and establishment in 2021, funded by a coalition 16 philanthropic partners. It’s a prime example of the recent boost to environmental funding referenced in AEGN’s new report.

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Philanthropy gets behind bid to revitalise regional journalism

Nick Richardson, Melbourne Press Club CEO Fri, 1 March 2024

Since leaving Philanthropy Australia as our former storyteller, Nick Richardson has made an interesting transition – not just to the role of Melbourne Press Club CEO, but to being a grantseeker. He talks about the experience and how it has led to an innovative philanthropic partnership to support cadetships for school leavers from diverse regional communities to embark on journalism careers.

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

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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Philanthropy essentials workshop – giving with impact (Melbourne)

Melbourne,VIC Member Admission: $420 Non-member Admission: $680 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Register now for this three-hour workshop in Melbourne, which will provide an understanding of the philanthropic landscape for new staff to philanthropy or those interested in a refresh.

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International Women’s Day breakfast #InspireInclusion

Darlinghurst, Sydney,NSW 8:30 am – 10:00 am AEDT
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