What stories do we need to tell?

“Storytelling is the most powerful way to put ideas into the world.” – Robert McKee Read more…

May. 22, 2019   |   Nick Richardson


Merlyn Myer and Australia’s “greatest charitable appeal’’

Margery Merlyn Baillieu Myer DBE (as she would become) was, in her adult years, a grand lady and the wife of Sidney Myer, himself an extraordinary man of philanthropic and commercial genius. But the realistic – and poignant – aspect to Merlyn Myer’s life was how, following her husband’s untimely death in 1934, she practically reinvented herself in order to carry on Sidney’s work. Read more…

Dec. 09, 2021   |   By Michael Shmith


NFP directors to continue innovating and evolving

For the past 12 years the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) has undertaken an NFP Governance and Performance Study to highlight and better understand the key themes, challenges, and opportunities the not-for-profit sector is facing. Read more…

Nov. 25, 2021   |   Phil Butler


Aboriginal justice issues need Aboriginal-led response

Some people might be shocked to learn that Aboriginal children, forcibly removed from their families, were given criminal records. Read more…

Nov. 18, 2021   |   Stan Winford


Transparency required at every stage of the journey

The last two years have held some pretty challenging moments for us all. Read more…

Nov. 11, 2021   |   Jo Kelly


Are tiny homes the solution to the affordable housing crisis?

One of the most significant drivers of homelessness in Australia is housing affordability. Read more…

Nov. 05, 2021   |   Erin Dolan


How philanthropy can work with social enterprises for meaningful change

The pandemic has changed everything and nothing. The perennial challenges of poverty, inequality, homelessness, marginalisation, intergenerational injustice and the spectre of ecological catastrophe - they all remain. The underlying causes have not budged, they have gotten worse, as leaders and markets flail or exacerbate systemic problems. Read more…

Oct. 28, 2021   |   Nicholas Verginis


Learning at the kitchen table

Quality learning, whether provided by a professional teacher, parent or carer, or self-directed, requires using high quality educational resources. Read more…

Oct. 21, 2021   |   Jan Owen AM Chair, Cool Australia


Unique collaboration for new donor model

Charities in Australia whose strategies focus on growth and revenue sustainability all have one thing in common: they rely on the generosity of Australians through regular giving programs for year-on-year growth and the provision of long-term sustainable income. Read more…

Oct. 14, 2021   |   Phil Lowther


A sharper focus on corporate giving can create a fairer future for women and girls

When AIIW was established (as Australian Women Donors Network) over a decade ago we set out a core goal which we’ve stuck to – we want women and girls to get a fairer slice of philanthropy. Read more…

Oct. 08, 2021   |   Julie Reilly


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