The Foundation Project - a new initiative for common reporting & acquittal forms

This post written by David Hardie, Project Manager of the Foundation Project from November 2011 to April 2012. An issue attracting increasing attention amongst grantmakers is how their application and reporting processes impact on grantseekers. In recent years, high profile initiatives such as the US Project Streamline have highlighted how grantmakers can develop more efficient processes. Now a group of Australian Trusts and Foundations have come together to see what they can do to reduce… Read more…

Apr. 24, 2012

 Tags: guest post, knowledgebank, recommended reading, research & information

An Introductory Guide to Grantmaking launched

Philanthropy Australia is pleased to announce the launch of An Introductory Guide to Grantmaking. This free downloadable Guide is written expressly for people who are new to grantmaking and will be involved directly with the process of assessing applications and making grants. It provides an overview of areas such as the role of grantmakers, working practices and cycles, assessing applications and communication tools. Information on further resources is also provided. Download the Introductory Guide to… Read more…

Dec. 07, 2010

 Tags: general, knowledgebank, library, recommended reading, what's new

Print Directory Sold Out

The print edition of The Australian Directory of Philanthropy has now officially sold out, with no new hardcopy editions to be printed. The Directory is now only available online, being continually updated as new information comes to us. If you are a grant making organisation and wish to update or add a listing in the Directory, you can do so by contacting us to obtain a Directory Entry Form; email If your organisation is a Full… Read more…

Aug. 04, 2010

 Tags: directory2008, knowledgebank, library, philanthropy australia website

New Projects Pool launched for Members

Philanthropy Australia is delighted to announced that our Projects Pool is now live! Designed as a tool for our Full Members to share information about projects, the Project Pool is a reservoir of recommended projects for which non-profits are currently seeking funding. Each project listed has been recommended by a Philanthropy Australia Full Member - usually one which a Member has received an application for, and assessed as outstanding, but cannot themselves fund. Using the… Read more…

Aug. 03, 2009

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New research reports on bequests

The Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies has released two new reports examining issues pertaining to bequests in Australia, both supported by Perpetual. Keeping Giving Going: Charitable bequests and Australians seeks to examine how Australians think about charitable bequests and to better understand the motivations, barriers and triggers affecting those who make charitable bequests or who might do so. Keeping Giving Going provides valuable empirical evidence to support and extend the anecdotal knowledge of… Read more…

Nov. 10, 2008

 Tags: general, knowledgebank, recommended reading, research & information, topical issues

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