New Position Vacant

Charitable Foundation Development Manager - Lord Mayor’s Charitable Fund (Melbourne) Applications close 5:00 pm, Monday 12th March. Go to the Positions Vacant page for more information. Read more…

Mar. 07, 2007

 Tags: philanthropy australia website, positions vacant


3 Upcoming Events for Members

Early Intervention Affinity Group: Melbourne 8 March, 2007 The two key items on the group’s Agenda for this meeting are: 1. A presentation by Dr. Sharon Goldfeld whom many members will know is a paediatrician at the Centre for Child Community Health and a Research Fellow with the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute; and 2. A discussion of the draft EIAG strategy paper/proposed work plan. Business Community Partnership Network Discussion 21 March, 2007 Business Community Partnership… Read more…

Mar. 07, 2007

 Tags: events, philanthropy australia website


Celebrating 30 Years: Issue 5

"Wealth! Get it spent." - Alfred Felton, 1903 In January 1904, an elderly gentleman passed away in St Kilda’s Esplanade Hotel, where he had lived quietly for twelve years in a modestly furnished apartment. Never married, he had no living heirs; while he lived modestly, his rooms were full of the artworks he had collected during his lifetime. A few months before his death, he had scrawled in a notebook “Wealth!! Get it spent.” He… Read more…

Mar. 02, 2007

 Tags: 30 year celebration, general


Report on Disadvantage, Coles Group Community Grants Program

New Report: Dropping off the Edge: the distribution of disadvantage in Australia Tony Vinson / Jesuit Social Services and Catholic Social Services Australia Despite our nation’s recent strong economic growth, some communities remain caught in a spiral of low school attainment, high unemployment, poor health, high imprisonment rates and child abuse, according to this report, by Tony Vinson, which maps the distribution of social disadvantage throughout Australia. Posted 27-02-2007 Download it on our Papers &… Read more…

Mar. 02, 2007

 Tags: news, philanthropy australia website, research & information


Media from across the web

Here are a few articles that were dropped into our inbox this week. If people were interested enough to point them out, then we figure you’ll be interested enough for us to share them around: Compass: Women Of Power And Influence Featuring Jill Reichstein, head of The Reichstein Foundation. What a U.N. Partnership with Big Business Could Accomplish An article from The Harvard Business School (USA). Reliance on contracts puts charities at risk From The… Read more…

Feb. 28, 2007

 Tags: news, recommended reading


Australian International Documentary Conference: Documentary Australia initiative

This was forwarded to us by the The Caledonia Foundation, one of our Members. Gina Anderson, our CEO, attended the AIDC and overall, we’re very excited at the potential this initiative holds. ...philanthropic funding already goes to the environment and the arts, health, education, indigenous issues and social welfare - all areas of great interest to documentary, areas where many of the issues that filmmakers address are found. In the US philanthropic funding is a… Read more…

Feb. 28, 2007

 Tags: news


News & Podcast

Education Foundation to Feature on National TV “The Education Foundation has been given an exciting opportunity to promote our work on national television. Network Ten’s “9am with David and Kim” program will air an interview with the Foundation’s CEO, Adam Smith, this morning (Wednesday 28 February) around 10.10am. Adam will talk with the program’s hosts, David Reyne and Kim Watkins, about Education Foundation’s various programs, in particular Back To School Day and Opportunity Scholarships. One… Read more…

Feb. 28, 2007

 Tags: news, research & information


New Event Listing

CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY 2007 2 May, 2007; Sydney Don’t miss this opportunity to gain practical knowledge on how to align CSR with your business goals to transform your organisation into an optimally responsible, sustainable and profitable business! Go to the Events Calendar for more info. Read more…

Feb. 23, 2007

 Tags: events, philanthropy australia website


1 New Paper

All’s quiet on the Philanthropy Australia Website front, this week! We have one new paper in our Research & Information section: Responding to the Victorian bushfires - 31/01/07 In late January a small group of Philanthropy Australia Members came together in Melbourne in an informal meeting to discuss the ramification of the significant Victorian bushfires, to learn about the Victorian Government’s recovery efforts and to discuss a possible role for the philanthropic sector. Whilst the… Read more…

Feb. 23, 2007

 Tags: philanthropy australia website, research & information


Gardiner Foundation funding to double in 2007

This press release came into our inbox this morning from the Gardiner Foundation: 20 February 2007 GARDINER FOUNDATION FUNDING TO DOUBLE IN 2007 The Gardiner Foundation will increase funding for projects to benefit the dairy industry and dairying communities from 2007 to double the level of the previous year. The new funding commitment was announced yesterday by the Foundation Chairman Chris Nixon at a reception at State Parliament to recognise the role played by the… Read more…

Feb. 21, 2007

 Tags: news


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