On June 12 in Melbourne a crowd gathered to hear Rupert Myer AM and Sir Gus Nossal AC CBE, among others, speak on ‘The New Philanthropy’, as part of the Alfred Deakin Lectures. In an insightful and inspiring speech, Mr Myer challenged the audience to think carefully about the language of philanthropy - for him the term ‘giving back’ smacks of something taken or obligation, neither reflecting true philanthropy which derives from generosity of spirit.
You can read his paper on the PhilanthropyWiki.
Jun. 27, 2008
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