Rethinking Transparency – It’s Not a Dirty Word

It is time for Australian philanthropy​ to move past its negative associations with the word transparency, writes Krystian Seibert, Policy & Research Manager with Philanthropy Australia. Read more…

Sep. 15, 2014

 Tags: events, general, research & information


Guest Post: The Power of Collective Giving

This post written by Lesley Ray, Fundraising Director at Mater Foundation. Considered to be one form of the ‘new philanthropy’ – giving that embraces accountability and entrepreneurship – giving circles are emerging around the world as a way for donors to meet their philanthropic goals through the concept of collective giving. A giving circle is a group of individuals who come together to pool and give away resources, educate members about philanthropy and issues in… Read more…

Aug. 09, 2013

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


Living the Dream: Looking for your next inspiration?

Following our successful PAF Roadshow earlier this year, Philanthropy Australia’s Alison Beare was recently asked to write an article on the benefits of philanthropy for the inaugural May issue of Living the Dream magazine, a new lifestyle publication for people over their 40’s. She outlines how private planned philanthropy works, the benefits of investing in community projects in your retirement, and shows how some of our most admirable Australian philanthropists’ passions have led them to… Read more…

May. 30, 2013

 Tags: events, finance, general, recommended reading, stories, what's new


Bill Gates in Australia; inspiring philanthropy

Philanthropist Bill Gates has been inspiring Australians with his dedication to, and promotion of, philanthropy. Here’s some of the Gates-related coverage from this week. Bill Gates appeared on a special edition of the ABC’s Q&A program on Tuesday, 29 May, with several Australian philanthropy experts in the audience including CEO Louise Walsh. The program will be available to view on ABC’s iview until Tuesday 11 June. A transcript of the program is also available on… Read more…

May. 29, 2013

 Tags: events, general, large donations, media, news, stories


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


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