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“How often can you get a half a billion dollar return on a $100,000 grant?”

Tue, 23 Mar 2021

Almost 12 months ago, the head of The Origin Foundation, Sean Barrett, had a telephone conversation with the then-CEO of The Grattan Institute, John Daley.

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Podcast

Giving Connect Podcast: Episode 4

Mon, 22 Mar 2021

In the fourth episode of Philanthropy Australia’s Giving Connect podcast, our special guest is Strategic Grants' Jo Garner. Listen to Jo discuss with host, Ben Clark, Head of Philanthropy and Social Investment at AET, about the need for clearer communication between grantmakers and grantseekers. 

Podcast

Giving Connect Podcast: Episode 3

Thu, 11 Mar 2021

In our third episode of Philanthropy Australia’s Giving Connect podcast, our special guest is Wendy Lewis, Executive Office at Collier Charitable Fund.

Podcast

Giving Connect Podcast: Episode 2

Tue, 9 Mar 2021

In the second episode of Philanthropy Australia’s Giving Connect podcast, our special guest is Mutual Trust’s Foundation Manager Rachel English.

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Giving Connect Podcast: Episode 1

Tue, 2 Mar 2021

This March we launch Giving Connect, a six-part series exploring critical themes’ that facilitate meaningful and impactful partnerships.

Blog

Managing adversity through sharing power

Glyn Davis, CEO, Ramsay Foundation Wed, 3 Feb 2021

If poverty was easy to solve, it would not long endure. However, the most promising initiatives are also the most time-consuming.

Blog

Using philanthropy to build affordable housing through alternative financing pathways

Erin Dolan, Program Manager- Homelessness & Affordable Housing, Lord Mayor's Charitable Foundation Tue, 1 Dec 2020

​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.

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