The name says it all: our impact memberships are for funders who are committed to proactively using all the tools in their philanthropic arsenal to generate maximum impact.

Being an Impact member allows The Wyatt Trust to have the broadest access to Philanthropy Australia's expertise and networks both locally and nationally. We see immense value in supporting the peak body to develop more and better philanthropy and holding an Impact membership is an effective way to continue to grow our sector.

Stacey Thomas, Chief Executive, The Wyatt Trust (Impact Member)


Why should I become an Impact member?

Our Impact memberships are for funders who are committed to proactively using all the tools in their philanthropic arsenal to generate maximum impact. Think high leverage, high impact. Impact memberships are a pathway for experienced funders to proactively support Philanthropy Australia as a peak body and our work to achieve more and better philanthropy in Australia.


What’s included in my Impact membership?

With personal support from key Philanthropy Australia personnel, Impact members have access to the broadest range of resources plus convening opportunities to pursue focus networking and collaboration. 


Maximum, personalised support

Personal, ongoing support from your Philanthropy Australia State Manager and bespoke access to other Philanthropy Australia expertise.


Leverage and collaboration

Impact members can encourage leverage and collaboration through attending or commissioning their own invitation-only roundtable discussions. Additionally, members can contribute directly to the philanthropic sector through their participation in our policy and advocacy roundtables that shape the development of Philanthropy Australia’s advocacy and policy positions. 


Thought leadership

Impact members are also able to hear from philanthropic leaders on key trends and issues driving the sector, with up to 10 places at two Thought Leadership events with prominent international or Australian philanthropic leaders. These ‘money can’t buy’ experiences will deepen your understanding of contemporary philanthropy and changing practices locally and globally.

Past speakers include Julia Coffman and Tanya Beer of Washington D.C’s Center for Evaluation Innovation (CEI). CEI is an American non-profit that works with foundation leaders and other evaluators to advance evaluation and learning practice in philanthropy so that it helps to produce better and faster results. Attendees to the workshop were able to learn how to make the most of their organisation’s data and maximise effectiveness. 


Peer networking

Impact members have 10 places in Peer Networks suited to their purpose. The networks use peer learning to develop skills, share information and are a useful source of knowledge, ideas and contacts. Networks include Family Foundations, Corporate Foundations, Out of Home Care, Arts, Family Violence, Corporate, Disability, Education, Indigenous, Rural and Regional plus new philanthropic interest groups.


Building next-gen leaders

Impact members can create intergenerational change through two complimentary New Gen memberships. These can be given to two younger change-makers within your organisation to help them find their philanthropic feet. By becoming part of an inspiring and impactful network of next generational givers, New Gen members have access to all the tools and resources of an Active membership for free. 



All members have access to preferential pricing to ticketed events held by Philanthropy Australia each year. Our major events include the biennial Philanthropy Australia National Conference, the biennial Philanthropy Meets Parliament Summit, and the annual Australian Philanthropy Awards. 


Topical discussions

Access to webinars where the latest developments and challenges facing philanthropy are debated.



Unlimited access to the Better Giving Hub, our digital platform which supports a community of interest across the sector and facilitates fast peer connections, stronger networks and collaboration for shared outcomes. The Better Giving Hub is home to:

  • Policy development and advocacy consultations
  • Foundation Maps: Australia
  • Directory of Funders
  • Policy development and advocacy consultations
  • Online Advocacy Toolkit 
  • Professional Learning Library
  • Research reports
  • Resources, videos and webinars


All members recieve a digital subscription to Alliance magazine; and

Unlimited subscriptions to Philanthropy Weekly (member edition) with full access to the latest stories, news, and developments in philanthropy.


What our Impact members have to say

“As a PA member for the last two years, I have been incredibly impressed with the support, guidance and advice provided by the NSW/ACT State Manager in particular. Starting my more formal philanthropy journey in recent years – finding and connecting with Judy has been wonderful. Judy is a trusted advisor, guide, mentor and friend.  An incredible connector which is discrete and highly knowledgeable. Her humble and kind nature makes her very approachable, and indeed I consider Judy both a friend as much a colleague in my work and life – which combined are all interconnected with my philanthropy.” 

Natasha Scully, Founder and Executive Chair of the Australian Social Investment Trust 


As Impact members we recognise the importance of a peak body and value the opportunity to show leadership in the Australian philanthropic sector. As a family we’ve been very involved with PA in 2019 and we’ve all used the membership benefits. Having access to our State Manager has been particularly useful. We all look forward to engaging with the philanthropic sector in 2020 

Tony Berg, Chairman, Berg Family Foundation

Sign-up to become a member

To become an Impact member of Philanthropy Australia, click on the link below and follow the step-by-step process that follows.

Please note: You will need to select and confirm your preferred membership level as the final step of the process.

Impact memberships are available for funders only.

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12-month membership @ $7,120 + GST

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Please get in touch with your State Manager if you have additional questions or would like to discuss the membership packages further.

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