New News Items & Climate Change Resources

New News Item: CEO Diary - February 2007 (Members Only) This month in Philanthropy Australia’s CEO Diary, Gina Anderson talks about our IT developments, submissions to the Board of Taxation, Philanthropy Australia staffing changes, and upcoming international conferences. Climate Change resources: Climate change puts spotlight on Garrett, Turnbull (7.30 Report, ABC TV, 07/02)   A debate between Malcolm Turnbull (Federal Minister for the Environment and Water Resources) and Peter Garrett (Shadow Minister for Climate Change,… Read more…

Feb. 14, 2007

 Tags: news, philanthropy australia website, research & information

EFC releases Principles of Good Practice

At the end of 2006 the European Foundation Centre (EFC) Board approved the revised EFC ‘Principles of Good Practice’. These principles constitute a shared vision of good practices and a general recommendation to reinforce good practice, openness and transparency in the European foundation and independent funding community. The EFC encourages its members to publish their adherence to the principles on their website and to discuss and review their implementation with their board and staff. The… Read more…

Feb. 09, 2007

 Tags: recommended reading

A Big Year for Philanthropy in Australia

Recently in the Resource Centre here at Philanthropy Australia we’ve been doing in-depth researching of the history of philanthropy in Australia. The gathering of these ‘stories’ of Australian philanthropy is a fascinating process, and our plans to archive them in order to better share the history is coming along well. Of course, we’ve started sharing these stories through our Celebrating 30 Years project, as part of Philanthropy Australia’s 30 year anniversary. Through this research process… Read more…

Feb. 08, 2007

 Tags: 30 year celebration, general

3 New Papers, 1 News Item

New Papers: Understanding the CSR Landscape: A View from Corporate Australia 5 February 2007: Katie Lahey’s address to the Australian Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility ‘Turning Point’ conference. Generosity and Taxation: An Overview Prepared for Philanthropy New Zealand, this paper describes New Zealand’s tax provisions with respect to donations, and compares the New Zealand context to tax incentives in the rest of the world. The paper also details reasons for generosity and discusses the ways… Read more…

Feb. 08, 2007

 Tags: news, philanthropy australia website, research & information

Climate Change

We run a collection of Topical Issues pages on our site, created on demand and keeping Members (and other interested visitors) up-to-date with new info on the issues that we think will be relevant to folk in the Australian philanthropy sector. Hopefully, this blog will help that process by allowing visitors to subscribe in order to receive immediate notification of updates of these pages. With that in mind, we’d like to alert you to an… Read more…

Feb. 07, 2007

 Tags: philanthropy australia website, research & information

Celebrating 30 Years: Issue 3

This edition includes the features - Foundation Focus & Recognising Philanthropists: The Sir Albert Sakzewski Foundation and History of Australian Philanthropy: State Based Philanthropy. Foundation Focus & Recognising Philanthropists: The Sir Albert Sakzewski Foundation For our next philanthropic story we travel north to Queensland. We believe that the Sir Albert Sakzewski Foundation was the first foundation in Queensland to be established by a living person, rather than by will. Sir Albert Sakzewski, 1905-1991 Sir Albert… Read more…

Feb. 02, 2007

 Tags: 30 year celebration, general

6 New Papers & Reports, New Climate Change Resource

New Papers & Reports: What Business Execs Don’t Know - but Should - About Nonprofits “Business leaders play vital roles in the nonprofit sector—as board members, donors, partners, and even executives. Yet all too often they underestimate the unique challenges of managing nonprofit organizations. In this article, 11 executives who have played leadership roles in both for-profits and nonprofits reveal the critical differences between the two, and suggest ways that business and nonprofit leaders can… Read more…

Feb. 01, 2007

 Tags: philanthropy australia website, research & information

IT in the Nonprofit Sector

This year at Philanthropy Australia we’re making a concerted effort to step up to the plate of effective use of IT in the Australian nonprofit sector. As we say on our IT in the Nonprofit Sector resources page, we’re very conscious of the need for the Australian nonprofit sector to forge forward into making best use of the technology at hand to aid distribution to and communication with both the general public and the rest… Read more…

Jan. 31, 2007

 Tags: it, nonprofit blogs, recommended reading

Recommended Reading

Here in the Philanthropy Australia office we’ve started putting our feelers out into the more informal online publishing done by nonprofits around the globe. The UK and the USA both have a number of philanthropy blogs - both professional and personal (and sometimes both!) - sharing opinions, information, and links to news and research that bloggers think their readers will be interested in. Looking around, as far as we can tell we’re the first philanthropy… Read more…

Jan. 25, 2007

 Tags: nonprofit blogs, recommended reading

Celebrating 30 Years: Issue 2

This edition includes the features: Philanthropy Australia’s History: Spotlight on 1988 and Foundation Focus: Wyatt Benevolent Institution. Philanthropy Australia’s History: Spotlight on 1988 1988 was a significant year for Philanthropy Australia – then called the Australian Association of Philanthropy. After a decade without permanent staff, 1988 saw the appointment of Marion Webster as our first Executive Director with the assistance of a grant of $30,000 from the Reichstein Foundation – a generous contribution which enabled… Read more…

Jan. 24, 2007

 Tags: 30 year celebration, general

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