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


New issue of Australian Philanthropy journal - Brave Philanthropy: taking risks and testing solutions

Brave Philanthropy: taking risks and testing solutions is the theme of our latest issue of Australian Philanthropy, Issue 82, Spring 2012. Lisa Jordan, executive director of the Bernard van Leer Foundation wrote in Alliance magazine, (March 2012) “...taking risks is an inherent responsibility of organised philanthropy ... to use private money to try to solve intractable problems ... The question is, do we?” While foundations often explore and plan for financial risk in their investment… Read more…

Oct. 01, 2012

 Tags: arts, education, environment, general, indigenous, members only, news, philanthropy australia website, philanthropywiki, recommended reading, research & information, stories, topical issues, what's new


Grantmaker Spotlight: Trust for Nature – applying an Indigenous lens to conservation

This post written by Justin Glass, Development Manager, Trust for Nature Trust for Nature is an independent, not-for-profit organisation established to protect native habitat on private land. Established under the Victorian Conservation Trust Act (1972), Trust for Nature is the only Victorian organisation to protect bushland with conservation covenants that last in perpetuity. Trust for Nature has conservation covenants on about 1100 Victorian properties covering 46,000 hectares; owns a further 47 properties covering about 35,000… Read more…

Jan. 23, 2012

 Tags: environment, general, guest post, indigenous, recommended reading, stories, topical issues


New edition of Australian Philanthropy Journal: Indigenous philanthropy

Indigenous philanthropy is the theme of our latest issue of Australian Philanthropy, Issue 80, December 2011. Indigenous philanthropy is both an area in need of funding and support, and a lens through which other areas of philanthropic work can be viewed. Cultural, artistic, educational and health challenges are all being addressed by different groups in the not-for-profit sector. This issue of Australian Philanthropy offers firsthand accounts of the work being done. This issue also provides… Read more…

Jan. 19, 2012

 Tags: general, indigenous, news, philanthropywiki, recommended reading, research & information, stories, topical issues, what's new


Observations from the CHOGM People's Forum

Bruce Argyle attended the CHOGM People’s Forum on behalf of Philanthropy Australia last week. As part of the various meetings and fora held in conjunction with the Commonwealth Heads of government Meetings in Perth, the CHOGM Peoples Forum (CPF) brought together 250 civil society representatives from across the Commonwealth to share ideas and to respond to issues under the theme ‘Driving Change for a Dynamic Commonwealth’. The program included eight themed workshops; Governance and Democracy… Read more…

Nov. 02, 2011

 Tags: advocacy, arts, education, environment, general, government, indigenous, news, topical issues, what's new


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