Guest Post: I Will Week

This post written by Craig Dent, State Trustees. State Trustees recently commissioned national research to delve deeper into what prompts people to make a Will and whether people follow through on their intentions to leave a bequest to charity. The research is being launched during I Will Week 2013 to raise awareness of the importance of having an up-to-date Will, how easy it is to get it sorted and how important it is to take… Read more…

Jun. 19, 2013

 Tags: finance, general, guest post, research & information, what's new

End of Financial Year Donations

As June 30 is approaching fast, we’d like to let grantmakers know that we have provided a simple guide on our website for end of financial year donations: If you are looking to disperse funds within your local community, our Members include many Community Foundations whose sub-funds invest directly into their geographic area. Are you checking the legal status of your grantees to ensure you are not open to ATO penalties? 1.    Visit… Read more…

Jun. 17, 2013

 Tags: finance, general, workshops

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

Taxation Stats show another drop in giving

The ATO has released Taxation Statistics 2009-10. The figures show that while the number of Australians claiming a tax deduction for charitable giving increased in the 09-10 year there was a significant decrease in the amount given. Some of the highlights include: Individuals claimed tax deductible gifts totalling $1,962 million, a decrease of 6.3% The number of private ancillary funds (PAFs) has increased to 955 (as of 31 October 2011) Giving by PAFs has increased… Read more…

May. 02, 2012

 Tags: finance, general, research & information, statistics

Government's proposed cuts to medical research funding

Controversy around proposed cuts to medical research funding has dominated the Australian media over the last several days. When surveyed in 2010, 52% of Philanthropy Australia’s Members reported that they granted in the field of health and medical research. This demonstrates that trusts, foundations, funds and individuals within the philanthropic sector view this area as one in need of significant monetary support at this time. In the Winter 2010 issue of Philanthropy Australia’s journal Australian… Read more…

Apr. 20, 2011

 Tags: finance, general, government, news, topical issues, what's new

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