Weekly Roundup

PRESSING MATTERS STORY OF THE WEEK

A time to account for donated dollars (Daily Telegraph, 24/10/11)

Australian charities are, they would argue by necessity, as large as the causes to which they are dedicated. They mobilise hundreds of staff and volunteers in quests for funding and appoint talented management identities to oversee matters. Put simply, charities are big business.

» Click here to read the full article on the Daily Telegraph website

» What is PRESSing Matters?

NEWS

ACNC Website Now Live

The Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission (ACNC) Implementation Taskforce website launched this week. The website provides a breadth of information, including reports on the scoping study for a national NFP regulator, sector statistics, and the phases for implementation of the ACNC:

» Click here to visit the new ACNC website

Ethics in Philanthropy Debate

Last night’s Ethics in Philanthropy Debate at Federation Square was challenging in unexpected ways, as the question of who, why, where and what is philanthropy was opened up to the public. Sharon Nathani gives a great run-down of the debate on her ozphilanthropy blog here. The session was also recorded by ABC Radio National to be aired soon.

Channel 31 to Showcase Philanthropic Projects

‘Great Stories’ is a half-hour series of programs showcasing great philanthropic projects, to be screened on Victoria’s Channel 31 commencing Monday 7 November, 8 - 8:30pm. The program will include segments on some great philanthropy funded projects including FareShare, Common Ground homelessness project, Fitted for Work and projects for disaster recovery in Ipswich, Qld, and Marysville, Vic. Interstate screening times are to be confirmed.

» For more information visit www.greatstories.com.au

EVENTS

Coming Up:

  • Grantseeker Workshop (8 November, Brisbane)
  • National Conference on Volunteering (9-11 November, Brisbane)
  • The Maimonides Society Spring 2011 Gathering: Churchill Fellowships – Opportunity for the philanthropic sector? (14 November, Melbourne)
  • Rural & Regional Affinity Group (9 November, Canberra; open to non-Member grantmakers)
  • Advocacy Workshop - Change the World Through Philanthropy (15 November, Sydney / 17 November, Melbourne)
  • 2011 Research Australia Awards (16 November, Melbourne)

New this week:

  • Philanthropy and the marine sector with Dr Sylvia Earle (21 November, Sydney)
  • Disability Projects Briefing for Philanthropy (23 November, Melbourne)
  • Quality At Work Forum: Creating sustainable employment through social enterprise models (24 November, Melbourne)
  • AEGN Annual General Meeting with presentation from Dr Sylvia Earle (24 November, Melbourne)
  • 2011 Stegley Lecture: Professor Thomas Pogge - What are the responsibilities of the affluent to address global poverty? (21 November, Melbourne)
  • Donor Morning Tea & Project Briefing: Victorian Women & Mental Health Network (30 November, Melbourne)
  • ACCSR Annual Conference 2012: The Innovation Imperative - Taking CSR from Risk management to Value Creation (15 February 2012, Melbourne)

» Further details on these events are available on the Events Calendar.

If you have any events relevant to Australian grantmakers coming up, please let us know by submitting it on our website here.

Oct. 28, 2011

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