New QUT research project: Understanding the Decision to Structure Giving

The Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies (ACPNS) at Queensland University of Technology are conducting research into the decisions behind establishing and operating a philanthropic foundation. This project hopes to boost the capacity of nonprofit organisations to work more effectively with supporters and potential supporters, and may also help guide people thinking of setting up a foundation.

To this end ACPNS are inviting the founders (or their descendants) of traditional/family foundations, Private Ancillary Funds (PAF’s), and funds within a community foundation, to participate in either a small group discussion or interview. Corporate foundation executives are invited to participate in an interview.

Group discussions will be held, at lunchtime, in:

  • Brisbane on Thursday 14 October;
  • Sydney on Tuesday 19 October; and
  • Melbourne on Wednesday 20 October.

Interviews can be arranged, at a time and location that suits you, in:

  • Brisbane;
  • Sydney on Wednesday 20 October;
  • Melbourne on Wednesday 20, Thursday 21 and Friday 22 October; and
  • Via the phone.

A research report will be made available in April 2011.

For more information please see the project description and participant information at: https://wiki.qut.edu.au/display/CPNS/Foundations.

Oct. 04, 2010

 Tags: research & information, general, education

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