Australian Philanthropy Awards 2024 – nominations now open. Enter today!

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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

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Glyn Davis delivers Kenneth Myer Lecture on the great impact of philanthropy

Glyn Davis AC Fri, 23 February 2024

The Secretary to the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, Glyn Davis AC, delivered the Kenneth Myer Lecture at the Arts Centre in Melbourne.

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Lessons from Black Saturday disaster recovery funding by FRRR

Philanthropy Australia Fri, 23 February 2024

As the Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal (FRRR) announced this week that it distributed a record $22.5m in grants last financial year – illustrating the ongoing challenges faced by rural communities – we take a look at its earlier work.

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How do we shift evaluation from a ‘reporting’ to a learning lens? 

Brenda Solorzano, CEO Headwaters Foundation Fri, 23 February 2024

Brenda Solorzano is a leading changemaker in trust-based philanthropy. Brenda had an insightful and candid conversation with our Philanthropy Evaluation Network to share her ideas on how evaluation can be reframed to achieve learning and change through a trust-based approach.

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Sector appointments: LMCF new CEO, ACF new Board Chair

Fri, 16 February 2024

The Board of Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation has announced the appointment of Peter Walton as its new Chief Executive.

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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The year ahead with Philanthropy Australia in WA

Mosman Park,WA 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm AWST

You’re invited to a relaxed evening where you’ll have the chance to network with Philanthropy Australia members and others in the WA giving community.

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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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