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Joanna Fulton

We briefly welcomed our newest staff member Joanna Fulton in the March Philanthropy Review. As Jo is often the voice on the end of our telephone, and will be contributing regularly to the philanthropyOz Blog, I thought I’d introduce her to you properly. 

Jo is our Web and Communications Administrator - she manages our various websites and listservs, contributes to the Blog and the PhilanthropyWiki, responds to the ‘’ email and assists with general office administration. Having worked in online communications and the web production industry for several years, Jo brings us a valuable depth of knowledge around the use of IT.  She has also been involved over the years with a number of not-for-profit organisations including the Starlight Children’s Foundation and the Wilderness Society. Jo is gradually getting to know our Members, so please say ‘hello’ to her next time you have need to contact us.

Cheryl Van Der Hor

We also also delighted to welcome Cheryl Van Der Hor to our team.  Cheryl has joined us for two days per week on a pro-bono basis to assist with various projects. Previously Cheryl was a Senior Manager working in a specialist tax role with a large accounting practice based in Melbourne. She has a particular interest, and over ten years of experience, in tax matters affecting the not-for-profit sector including income tax exemptions, GST concessions and FBT concessions.  So far Cheryl has assisted us with projects including provision of FBT guidance to Philanthropy Australia members, preparation of information to the Corporate Network regarding salary sacrificing staff donations, and input to the Senate Review submissions - for which we are extremely appreciative.

If you have any tax queries relating to the status or operations of your organisation, please feel free to pass these along as Cheryl is very happy to provide guidance as appropriate. (Please note, however, that neither Cheryl nor Philanthropy Australia is able to provide binding advice on technical matters). Cheryl can be contacted via Vanessa’s email

Hot off the press: Australian Philanthropy, April 2009 edition

Issue 72 ‘Giving in hard times: Philanthropists at work in an uncertain economy’ has just been published and will shortly arrive in Members’ and subscribers’ letter boxes. 

In this issue we hear from philanthropy leaders about their experience of, and predictions for, grantmaking in times of recession: Teresa Zolnierkiewicz’s article on ‘Embracing Perpetuity’ is essential reading, and don’t miss our interview with Paul Clitheroe.

Our regular readers will notice that we have a dynamic new design for ‘Australian Philanthropy’ and have moved to print on 100% recycled paper. We would love to hear your opinion on our new look - email me on

If you are not a Member of Philanthropy Australia you needn’t miss out - an annual subscription (3 issues) costs just $76. Click here to read more about the journal and subscribe.

Apr. 20, 2009

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