Guest Post: An Education in Life

This guest blog written by Hunter Johnson, a member of Philanthropy Australia’s New Generation of Giving Program. The face of philanthropy is changing and the room is no longer filled with balding, grey hair. A new generation of young philanthropists are making their presence felt and organisations like the Foundation for Young Australians (FYA) and Philanthropy Australia (PA) are at the forefront of navigating the shifting paradigm that is the philanthropic world. I have had… Read more…

Aug. 05, 2013

 Tags: education, general, guest post, new gen philanthropy, recommended reading, stories, what's new


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


Transcript of Kevin Murphy's Keynote at 2013 AGM

Kevin Murphy’s Keynote Address, Philanthropy Australia AGM, 16 April 2013 Kevin Murphy is President of Berks County Community Foundation and chair of the Council on Foundations. He spoke at Philanthropy Australia’s AGM in Melbourne with the support of Australian Communities Foundation. Thank you Louise. It occurs to me that we are truly blessed in this field. When we’re dealing with our donors, we’re working with people who have made incredibly selfless commitments to the common… Read more…

Apr. 18, 2013

 Tags: community foundations, general, recommended reading


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


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

 Tags: general, government, library, philanthropy australia website, recommended reading, research & information


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