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What does social enterprise contribute to Australia?

Fri, 25 Nov 2022

New research estimates the total number of social enterprises in Australia and their shared contribution to jobs and the economy.

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The Best of The Best is here!

Fri, 25 Nov 2022

During the past two years, Philanthropy Australia has compiled nine short films that tell stories of best practice philanthropy.

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How philanthropy is helping to tackle educational disadvantage

Philanthropy Australia Fri, 11 Nov 2022

11 years after the Gonski report was first published, one of its recommendations resonates more loudly than ever.

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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.

Story of giving

Trust gives $1 million to State Library

Fri, 21 Oct 2022

Thanks to a $1 million dollar grant from the Helen Macpherson Smith Trust, the State Library of Victoria has acquired the first graphic novel published by a woman.

Philanthropy Weekly story

What the rise of community independents tells us about philanthropy

Thu, 13 Oct 2022

Perhaps the 2022 federal election has eased the tight ethical tension between philanthropy and politics, where money, influence and consequence sit in uncomfortable proximity

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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. 

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