The government, philanthropy, environment nexus

We know what the role of philanthropy is but do we know what the role of government is? Read more…

May. 10, 2016   |   Amanda Martin

 Tags: environment, government, policy

The 3 C’s of environmental philanthropy - valuing collaboration, collective impact and communication

I love my job! As I write this I’ve just gotten off the phone with Jennie Curtis from the Garfield Foundation in the US and I feel so inspired. Jennie has been working on big, audacious projects using a collective impact and collaborative approach. Jennie knows about collaboration and collective impact from both a practical and a philanthropic perspective and is the first person that I’ve spoken to that could really make sense of how “collective impact” works. What a rare being! Read more…

Aug. 14, 2015   |   Amanda Martin, CEO, Australian Environmental Grantmakers Network (AEGN)

 Tags: collaboration, environment

Inquiry into the Register of Environmental Organisations

Did you know that philanthropists played an important role in steering the Charities Act 2013 through the Federal Parliament? The passage of the Charities Act was incredibly significant for so many reasons, not least of all the fact that it moved us on from the definition of charity as enacted by the Statute of Elizabeth in 1601. Read more…

May. 15, 2015   |   Esther Abram, Giving Green Manager, Australian Environmental Grantmakers Network

 Tags: environment, policy, research & information

Capacity building at the Australian Environmental Grantmakers Network

The Australian Environmental Grantmakers Network’s (AEGN) interest in capacity building has two points of focus.  The primary focus is the development of capacity of its members.  Through conferences, workshops, presentations from experts, and sharing amongst the membership, members develop their knowledge and capability in environmental grantmaking. Our secondary focus is developing the capacity of the non-profit organisations that our members fund.  It is often stated that we are in a critical decade for the health… Read more…

Dec. 04, 2013   |   Debra Morgan

 Tags: capacity building, environment

Guest Post: Seven habits of highly-effective natural disaster recovery granting

This post written by Alex Gartmann, Foundation For Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR). Previously, I wrote about the overarching issues that need to be considered in responding to the natural disasters which have continued to unfold around us. In this post, I want to share some practical lessons and principles that we have used to guide our activities in the natural disaster recovery space. 1. The first principle is that it’s critical to recognise that… Read more…

Nov. 11, 2013

 Tags: disasters, environment, general, guest post, topical issues

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