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The Majority World – what’s in a phrase?

Dr Salmah Eva-Lina Lawrence Fri, 4 Nov 2022

At the recent Philanthropy Australia conference, Dr Salmah Eva-Lina Lawrence used a phrase - 'Majority World' - and started a conversation.

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Philanthropy’s role in home ownership

Erin Dolan, Senior Program Manager – Homelessness and Affordable Housing, Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation Thu, 13 Oct 2022

​To use what is now a well-established cliché, these are unprecedented times. COVID-19 and the lockdown measures put in place have greatly affected our way of life. They have shown us the importance of having a safe, secure home – and also the large group of people who don’t have one.


Entrepreneurial philanthropy: what Yvon Chouinard shows us about how founders give differently

Fri, 30 Sep 2022

Very few people are ever going to be able to do what Yvon Chouinard has done, but there are some useful things we can all take from this extraordinary act of giving. 


Time to support Indigenous-led philanthropy

Fri, 26 Aug 2022

A look at First Nations philanthropy.


Happy 21st birthday, PAFs!

Fri, 15 Jul 2022

The enabling legislation for the 2000 PAFs (private ancillary funds) came about through deliberate and highly purposeful advocacy.


Realising a seismic shift on climate action through philanthropy

Thu, 2 Jun 2022

The Australian Environmental Grantmakers Network (AEGN) has been reflecting on the implications of the recent election and what it means for environmental philanthropy.


Do you ‘Pay What it Takes’ to create impact?

Thu, 10 Mar 2022

"Now it’s our turn to be courageous and vulnerable,'' Jo Taylor writes in a preview of what's in store with the imminent launch of new research on Pay What It Takes approach to structured giving.

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