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Paying What It Takes – a year of collaboration and exploration. Now, for 2023.

Jo Taylor Fri, 9 Dec 2022

As we come to the end of the year the Paying What it Takes Steering Committee have taken a moment to celebrate the inaugural year of the Paying What it Takes Community of Practice (PWIT CoP) and the progress that we have made.

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The difficulty of assessing the “S’ in ESG

Fri, 2 Dec 2022

When global corporations turn their attention to ESG – environmental, social and governance – priorities, investments and decisions, there is one particular part of the acronym that poses challenges: the “S’ or social element.


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.


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.


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.

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