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

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New CEO for Philanthropy Australia

Philanthropy Australia (PA) today announced the appointment of a new CEO, Louise Walsh. This follows the resignation of Dr Deborah Seifert. Ms Walsh brings extensive corporate, government, not for profit and philanthropic leadership and planning experience to the role. A former corporate lawyer with Allens Arthur Robinson, Louise has worked on Sydney’s Olympic Bid, corporate partnerships for the 2000 Olympic Games and the City of Sydney, before becoming Director of Development for the Sydney Symphony.… Read more…

Aug. 27, 2012

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Public Ancillary Funds Trustee Handbook launched

Philanthropy Australia is pleased to launch a new free downloadable Handbook for trustees of Public Ancillary Funds (PuAFs). Not only is this guide useful for existing PuAFs, but also to those who are considering establishing a PuAF or have involvement with them as a partner or grant-seeker. In the light of recent legislative changes and the new Guidelines for Public Ancillary Funds, this Handbook will be a particularly useful guide to the new requirements. It… Read more…

Jun. 19, 2012

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Philanthropy Popquiz Re-Launched

You may have heard of - and hopefully participated in - the Philanthropy Popquiz which Stacey Thomas of The Myer Family Company has run on a weekly basis via email and Twitter for over a year. The Philanthropy Popquizzes are intended as interesting conversation starters around the relationship between philanthropy, the community organisations philanthropists seek to assist, and the people that interact with both. Stacey has generously offered Philanthropy Australia the chance to take over… Read more…

May. 29, 2012

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Philanthropy Australia AGM: President's Report, Strategic Plan and address by Dr Peter Yule

Philanthropy Australia’s AGM was held on Wednesday 18 April, when President Bruce Bonyhady reported on achievements against the previous Strategic Plan and outlined the Strategic Plan for the next three years. There have been transformative changes in the philanthropy sector over recent years and Philanthropy Australia has set three goals: to Lead, Grow and Strengthen. These goals will form the blueprint to guide Philanthropy Australia over the next three years. Council and Management believe the… Read more…

Apr. 19, 2012

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