The government, philanthropy, environment nexus

We know what the role of philanthropy is but do we know what the role of government is? Read more…

May. 10, 2016   |   Amanda Martin

 Tags: environment, government, policy

Paving the Way for a National Social Innovation Strategy

Australia needs a National Social Innovation Strategy which considers all the policy levers at the government’s disposal to support social innovation and enterprise. Read more…

Feb. 26, 2016   |   Krystian Seibert

 Tags: government, policy, social innovation

Reflections on the Inaugural Philanthropy Meets Parliament Summit

Last week, Philanthropy Australia’s inaugural ‘Philanthropy Meets Parliament Summit’ brought together Australian funders, political leaders and policy makers to meet at the heart of Australia’s political system, Parliament House in Canberra. Read more…

Sep. 15, 2015   |   Krystian Seibert, Policy & Research Manager, Philanthropy Australia

 Tags: collaboration, government, impact investing, policy, systems change

Inquiry into the Register of Environmental Organisations

Did you know that philanthropists played an important role in steering the Charities Act 2013 through the Federal Parliament? The passage of the Charities Act was incredibly significant for so many reasons, not least of all the fact that it moved us on from the definition of charity as enacted by the Statute of Elizabeth in 1601. Read more…

May. 15, 2015   |   Esther Abram, Giving Green Manager, Australian Environmental Grantmakers Network

 Tags: environment, policy, research & information

Wanted: Stronger emphasis on the positive impact of advocacy

In an environment where the legitimacy or relevance of advocacy by charities is sometimes questioned, we need to illustrate its real and tangible impact more proactively. Read more…

Mar. 19, 2015   |   Krystian Seibert

 Tags: advocacy, policy, research & information

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