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


Combining climate philanthropy and sustainable investing

Why should philanthropists get involved in both climate philanthropy and sustainable investing? We’re at an unprecedented time where every action in the next 10 years counts. There is a time value of carbon, and a time value of sustainability. What we do now means more than what we do in 10 years. To me, what I do in my work life and my philanthropy are not separate, they are simply two different ways to tackle… Read more…

Jun. 30, 2022   |   John Bernstein


The Great Debate - By Paul Ronalds and Ray Yoshida

At a time of change and reflection, what is the future for our charities? Is the current number of charities sustainable? Has the COVID-19 pandemic changed the charity landscape forever? In this month's Great Debate, Paul Ronalds, from Save The Children Global Ventures and Ray Yoshida, from Hands Off Our Charities alliance discuss the important question: Could charities compete less and co-operate more? Read more…

Jun. 23, 2022


The potential of Australian philanthropy – towards a new civic compact

Australia has a new government and with it a number of election promises to fulfil. The one that stands out the most for those working in philanthropy is that of developing a strategy to double structured giving by 2030 - a goal initially identified in Philanthropy Australia’s 2021 Blueprint - and to take advantage of the $2.6 trillion generational wealth transfer expected to occur over the next two decades. Read more…

Jun. 16, 2022   |   Ryan Ginard


Universal Basic Income: The answer for a decimated arts sector?

A recent thought-provoking article in the The Conversation saw Jo Caust examine the idea of a Universal Basic Income for Australian artists. Caust provides a summary of a new scheme introduced into the Republic of Ireland and compares it to other initiatives in the US and some targeted COVID-related initiatives in Australia. Read more…

Jun. 09, 2022   |   Deanne Weir


Release of ACNC’s Australian Charities 8th Edition Report

The highly-anticipated charities report capturing the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic and aftermath of the summer 2019-20 bushfires was released earlier this week by the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) and revealed a complex picture of increased donations and revenue offset by a telling rise in expenses. The findings showcase the immense and distinct importance of charitable work and of public support for the sector, especially in times of crises. Read more…

Jun. 09, 2022   |   Rebecca Moriarty


How to pay what it takes

At the heart of the recent Pay What It Takes report is the acknowledgement that to actually pay what it takes, we need to understand what it takes and that we have to pay for it. Read more…

Jun. 02, 2022   |   Sam Thorp


Realising a seismic shift on climate action through philanthropy

As the implications of the recent election settle and Anthony Albanese was sworn in as Australia’s 31st Prime Minister, the Australian Environmental Grantmakers Network (AEGN) has been reflecting on what this means for climate and environmental philanthropy. Read more…

Jun. 02, 2022   |   Amanda Martin OAM


New centre to examine important reconciliation matters

Over the past six years, I have had the privilege to lead reconciliation and the Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) at Swinburne University. Over this time, we have provided strong national academic and industry leadership in reconciliation. Read more…

May. 26, 2022   |   Professor Andrew Gunstone


Now’s the time to fund innovation in the disability sector

If it wasn’t for philanthropy, I wouldn’t be the joint chief executive of one of Australia’s largest disability support platforms. My business is creating change in a sector that’s long been neglected. The rollout of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) primed the sector for innovation. But for Hireup, and others, philanthropy was the essential catalyst. It will be for more. Read more…

May. 19, 2022   |   By Jordan O’Reilly


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