Initiatives

The philanthropic sector offers excellent opportunities to partner and collaborate. As the peak body for the sector, we connect those who are looking to advance the cause of philanthropy with each other, and also connect with them ourselves. We have formed many great relationships and continue to look for new opportunities to advance philanthropy in Australia.


The Power of Advocacy

Funding policy advocacy involves working to achieve change in a particular cause area by seeking to influence public policy - including laws, regulations and government practices. It can be a very effective way to address the complex social and environmental challenges we confront.

Philanthropy Australia has produced 'The Power of Advocacy', which is a useful resource for philanthropic organisations interested in learning more about funding policy advocacy. More > 


Philanthropy Champions

We are proud to launch our new Philanthropy Champions initiative.

Philanthropy Champions are not only Champions ‘of’ Philanthropy but also Champions ‘for’ Philanthropy. They are engaged and effective in their philanthropic giving and equally committed to growing the size and impact of philanthropy in Australia. More >


Strategic Plan 2017-2020

When developing our 2017-2020 strategic map, we had to balance our rich heritage with the ‘now’ and the future. We had to recognise the incredible expertise and resources of our traditional members and to their commitment to philanthropy. But we also needed to acknowledge that philanthropy was changing. More >


Women Donors research

The research will assist in understanding attitudes and behaviours relating to the inclusion of women and girls amongst grant-making organisations in Australia. It will also assist the Women Donors Network in responding to the sector's evolving needs. More >


 



Australian Philanthropy Awards

The Australian Philanthropy Awards celebrate innovative partnerships between grant-makers and not-for-profits, highlighting the significant achievements of projects that help solve complex societal issues. More >


Impact Investment Ready

Partnership with NAB will be a catalyst for real and long-term change in the role of philanthropic organisations and how they support innovative and sustainable business models for not-for-profit organisations. More >


Collective Giving

The Australian Government's Department of Social Services has commissioned a research study on collective giving in Australia. The research will inform the work of the Prime Minister’s Community Business Partnership. The Partnership brings together prominent Australians from business and community sectors to provide advice to Government on practical strategies to foster a culture of philanthropic giving, volunteering and investment in Australia. More >

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