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


Respectful approach to Indigenous cultural engagement

I first became inspired to focus on Indigenous arts and intellectual property issues when I went to work at the Australia Council for the Arts for its Aboriginal Arts Board. Read more…

Sep. 15, 2021   |   Terri Janke


Philanthropic Funding Networks and the Arts: Is institutional philanthropy “curating” the arts?

I have always been interested in the intersection of the arts and philanthropy. In 2018 I started a part-time PhD at the Centre for Social Impact, Swinburne University of Technology, exploring institutional giving vehicles such as trusts and foundations (including private and public ancillary funds and testamentary trusts) to look at how they connect with each other, whether they form networks, and whether institutional philanthropy is curating the arts. Read more…

Sep. 09, 2021   |   Sharon Nathani


How you can help people in Afghanistan

Uncertainty looms in Afghanistan since the Taliban took control. As the already delicate situation in the country rapidly declines, millions of Afghans are in need of help now. Humanitarian organisations estimate that over 500,000 people have been internally displaced since the start of the year. Over half of the Afghan population will not have enough to eat, with women and children among the most vulnerable. Read more…

Sep. 01, 2021   |   Anita Toy


How to hit a COVID curve ball for a community home run

Ten years ago, property company PAYCE sowed the seed for what would become a successful jobs training model for youth now known as Kick Start. Read more…

Aug. 26, 2021   |   Dominic Sullivan


Hope comes from the impact ecosystem

Why ImpaQt? Read more…

Aug. 19, 2021   |   Lisa Siganto


How data puts wellbeing at centre of recovery

RESET 2020 Research Project - what we learnt and where to next Read more…

Aug. 13, 2021   |   Julia Keady


Empowering youth in philanthropy

If you ask a young person about giving or philanthropy, you may receive some blank looks in response – philanthropy is not a word used every day. But while they might not know it, today’s youth are already engaging in small acts of giving, whether it’s through their use of Gofundme pages or a range of other charitable donation opportunities. And with extra awareness, they have the potential to do so much more. Read more…

Aug. 13, 2021   |   Sarah Ramantanis


Webinar series reflections: How can philanthropy support economic recovery and participation?

We asked presenter Stacey Thomas, CEO, The Wyatt Trust, Philanthropy Australia board member, to reflect on our webinar: How can philanthropy support economic recovery and participation? which examined the state of play and explored new approaches being taken to support economic recovery and participation across our country. Read more…

Aug. 12, 2021   |   Stacey Thomas


What the latest ATO figures tell us about ancillary funds

Ancillary Funds are a highly visible part of Australia’s philanthropic sector, and the only philanthropic organisation types on which the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) specifically reports financial data. Another class of foundations (beyond Ancillary Funds) for which there is almost no public data is testamentary trusts established through Wills. Read more…

Aug. 12, 2021   |   Dr Alexandra Williamson


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