Guest Post: Families hanging out for the homeless

This post written by Amanda Miller, Advisory Board Member, Kids in Philanthropy. Together with a number of other like-minded families, our family has been involved in starting Kids in Philanthropy, an organisation that aims to build social conscience, empathy and a practice of giving and changemaking, in kids for kids. It does this by engaging children and their families in meaningful opportunities to learn, grow, develop and harness their giving and doing power. At the… Read more…

Aug. 28, 2013

 Tags: collective giving, education, general, guest post, stories, topical issues, what's new


Guest Post: An Education in Life

This guest blog written by Hunter Johnson, a member of Philanthropy Australia’s New Generation of Giving Program. The face of philanthropy is changing and the room is no longer filled with balding, grey hair. A new generation of young philanthropists are making their presence felt and organisations like the Foundation for Young Australians (FYA) and Philanthropy Australia (PA) are at the forefront of navigating the shifting paradigm that is the philanthropic world. I have had… Read more…

Aug. 05, 2013

 Tags: education, general, guest post, new gen philanthropy, recommended reading, stories, what's new


ACNC legislation passed; ACNC to begin operations in December

Amended legislation to enable the establishment of the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission (ACNC) passed the Senate yesterday, was referred back for the Lower House to consider the amendments, and passed through the Lower House this morning. The ACNC is now able to commence operations, and is expected to do so in December 2012. This means that registration and regulation of charities in Australia will pass from the Australian Taxation Office to an independent, specialised… Read more…

Nov. 01, 2012

 Tags: education, general, government, news


Wind, warming, and what to do next: take-aways from the AEGN conference

By Louise Arkles, Director Knowledge & Communications, Philanthropy Australia A colleague once said to me:  “No one ever goes to conferences to learn things, it’s all about the networking.” I attended the Australian Environmental Grantmakers Network (AEGN) conference this week, and was delighted that it proved this attitude wrong. I want three things from a conference to make it worth my while: to take away new understanding that sticks - sticky facts to be inspired… Read more…

Oct. 29, 2012

 Tags: advocacy, education, environment, events, general, research & information


Guest Blog: Gandel Philanthropy's review of strategy, philosophy and the need for small grants

This post written by Vedran Drakulic, Chief Executive Officer, Gandel Philanthropy. Over the recent months Gandel Philanthropy has undertaken a process of reviewing its strategic direction, its granting philosophy and the nature of its grant-making. The reasons for this include Gandel Philanthropy’s wish to expand its community involvement and influence, create stronger links and develop its relationships, as well as the fact that the Board aims to increase grant distributions in the coming years. The… Read more…

Oct. 09, 2012

 Tags: arts, education, environment, general, guest post, indigenous, topical issues


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