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Australian Philanthropy Awards 2024 finalists announced

Wed, 3 Apr 2024

The judging panels for the Awards were impressed by the quantity and quality of the nominations this year, with a record number of entries – more than double the previous record.

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Thank you to our judging panels – Australian Philanthropy Awards 2024

Philanthropy Australia Thu, 28 Mar 2024

Thank you to our independent judging panels for their time and dedication.

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The book on miscarriage the Victorian Women’s Trust knew had to be written

Dee Rudebeck, News and Storytelling Advisor Fri, 22 Mar 2024

Around 285 pregnancies result in miscarriage each day in Australia – or around one every five minutes. It’s an extraordinary figure and yet the most common complication associated with childbirth is shrouded in silence, and unfortunately shame, for many of the thousands of affected families. Author Isabelle Oderberg has set out to change some of the perceptions around this all-too-common experience in her book Hard to Bear, the writing of which was supported by philanthropy.

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One year on from the Climate Lens launch, funders tell how it’s helped

Australian Environmental Grantmakers Network Fri, 22 Mar 2024

Australia's 'climate whiplash’ summer of dangerous downpours and scorching heat is a reminder – if one were needed – that we’re in a critical moment for action on climate change. As challenging as it may seem, there are incredible opportunities to apply a climate change lens across your funding and investments, while upholding your existing philanthropic mission. 

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Startling research shows cost of living pressures hitting Sydney women hard

Lisa Grinham, Head of Sydney Women’s Fund Fri, 22 Mar 2024

Philanthropy Australia co-hosted an event with Sydney Women’s Fund to launch its Portrait V Women of Greater Sydney Research on International Women’s Day 2024. The study is conducted every three years and takes the pulse of women in Sydney, highlighting the issues that matter to them and the challenges they face. Here, Lisa Grinham, Head of Sydney Women’s Fund, shares the findings, which inform the organisation’s granting process.

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A message from the Co-Chairs: Announcement of new Philanthropy Australia CEO

Philanthropy Australia Wed, 20 Mar 2024

Philanthropy Australia (PA), the national peak body for philanthropy, announces the appointment of Maree Sidey as its new CEO, commencing 1 June 2024.

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Global Citizen event inspires New Gen delegation on critical issues

Lucy Steggles, Chair and Regional Director, NEXUS Australia Fri, 15 Mar 2024

Delegates from Philanthropy Australia’s New Gen Network, along with members of NEXUS Australia, attended an inspiring 2-day event in Melbourne that brought together diverse and considered voices – from world leaders to grassroots activists. The event featured a wide range of panels and speakers tackling humanity's most compelling challenges, from climate change to global poverty. Lucy Steggles, Chair and Regional Director, NEXUS Australia and New Gen member, provides a snapshot.

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