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Two minds better than one as The Funding Network marks 10 years

Fri, 28 Apr 2023

The Funding Network is celebrating its 10th Anniversary – and $22 million in giving – with a specially streamed pitching event. Philanthropy Weekly speaks with CEO Kristen Lark and its founder and former CEO, Lisa Cotton, who are working together again. They reflect on the decade’s achievements, how crowdfunding has changed and what more is possible.

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AMP Foundation fund gives great ideas a chance

Fri, 21 Apr 2023

Breaking down barriers is at the heart of the two special Tomorrow Makers $1 million grants marking the foundation’s 30th anniversary. The gifts – to not-for-profits Global Sisters and First Australians Capital – are all about supporting ideas that can change not just individual lives but society too.

Timely exhibition draws us to the distressed Barka (Darling River)

Fri, 21 Apr 2023

An exhibition featuring the work of Barkandji Elder Uncle Badger Bates and visual artist Justine Muller at the Australian Museum could not be a more timely prompt for our attention as calls for action follow the latest devastating fish kill.

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Philanthropy Australia Board Elections 2023

Fri, 21 Apr 2023

Our Returning Officer, Gavin Ryan of OGL Group, has declared the following candidates elected to the Philanthropy Australia Board of Directors at the AGM:

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Innovative Bob Brown documentary is a call of defiance for our ancient trees  

Laurence Billiet and Rachael Antony, Documentary-makers Fri, 14 Apr 2023

Australia is one of the few places in the world that has Gondwana-era forest and is home to some of the planet’s tallest trees. We are one of the only countries that still has “primary” forests – in Europe, for instance, only fragments remain.  

Why we need to shift power in this critical time for our natural world

Amanda Martin OAM  Fri, 14 Apr 2023

Right now, our environment and climate face challenges of such scale and magnitude that at times it can feel overwhelming. But this moment we find ourselves in also holds enormous hope and possibility for shifting Australia’s trajectory towards a future where people and nature thrive. And philanthropists have a vital role to play. 

How do we prevent burnout in our philanthropic leaders?

Fri, 14 Apr 2023

The opportunity to create profound social change in the world does not come without significant professional and personal challenges for our philanthropic leaders. For too long, say the panellists in our webinar, the sector has accepted that this often results in burnout for many at the vanguard. 

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