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


Why we love the granting cycle

There is a running joke in our team that no one is allowed to take leave in the eight weeks leading up to 30 June. Equity Trustees is responsible for stewarding more than 650 charitable trusts and supporting 250+ philanthropic families to give with thought, purpose and impact. Read more…

Jul. 21, 2021   |   Will Beresford and Denise Cheng


Case study: The why and how of participatory philanthropy in Our Town

When talking about participatory philanthropy we often spend all of our time on the why and very little on the how. Using an evidence base to inform changes to your decision-making processes is important but if you’re already convinced that participatory philanthropy is your next move, you’re likely to find that most of the information available is on why people are doing it, but not how. Here we’re going to give you a bit of the why, but really focus on the how and on what happened as a result. Read more…

Jul. 15, 2021   |   Victoria Halburd


Listening to locals for better granting impacts

When your community covers more than 20,000 square kilometres of rural land, natural and man-made disasters and emergencies are inevitable. For some regional communities, facing adversity and responding to crises has certainly been part of life for many years. Read more…

Jul. 15, 2021   |   Emily Berry, CEO and Johan Kortenhorst, Board Director


Philanthropy must consider the charity landscape when deciding who to fund

Philanthropy as a sector has always been interested in supporting organisations that support disadvantaged youth, and Indigenous youth are at the top of the pile. Read more…

Jul. 08, 2021   |   By Anthony Cavanagh


Webinar series reflections: The continued journey to better practice

We asked presenter Dr Jodi York, Chief Impact Officer at Kilara Capital, to reflect on our webinar which launched the report: The Continued Journey to Real Impact and Better Practice, discussing the role of evaluation and social impact frameworks in achieving change. Read more…

Jul. 06, 2021   |   Dr Jodi York


Philanthropy’s role in climate crisis response

While climate change has become a global issue impacting the daily life of millions, funding to address it - whether it’s from government or philanthropy - falls short of expectations. Read more…

Jul. 01, 2021   |   Isabella Olsson


Let’s simplify workplace giving to boost donations

I like to think of myself as a positive person. Read more…

Jun. 23, 2021   |   Lisa Grinham


Equity pledge to drive new wave of corporate philanthropy

The non-profit Pledge 1% movement has prepared detailed guidance on ways for USA-based members to implement their equity pledges. There has been no equivalent guidance in Australia, until now. Read more…

Jun. 18, 2021   |   Mark Reading


Webinar series reflections: A replicable model of collaborative philanthropy for systemic change

We asked some of our presenters and audience members to reflect on our webinar: A replicable model of collaborative philanthropy for systemic change, which looked into the impact philanthropy has made to improve the experiences and outcomes of children and young people who have an out-of-home care experience. Read more…

Jun. 11, 2021   |   Emily Cormack and Cynthia Scherer


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