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Education funder resource launched to help improve impact

Dr Jenny Donovan, CEO, Australian Education Research Organisation Fri, 15 Mar 2024

Philanthropy Australia and the Australian Education Research Organisation (AERO) are pleased to publish ‘Advancing Education: giving for school-aged learning and wellbeing in Australia’. This resource offers an introduction to gifting in education. It provides an overview of the system and organisations involved in ensuring quality, as well as highlighting challenges and ideas about where philanthropic support might be best targeted. AERO CEO Dr Jenny Donovan explains how it will benefit funders.

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How one family’s experience of autism led to a PhD scholarship

Griffith University Fri, 15 Mar 2024

The Dyer family spent decades trying to get their son the autism diagnosis and support he needed. It wasn’t until he was an adult that it finally happened – and only after his mother identified it using a magazine article. As a result, the family was determined to impact the next generation of autism research with an important gift to Griffith University.

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The gift of equity in education – a Fogarty EDvance case study

Fri, 15 Mar 2024

The Fogarty Foundation is a philanthropic entity that works on improving education to achieve the broader aim of creating prosperous societies. It is committed to increasing access to high-quality education for all young people in its geographic scope. This case study is provided by the Australian Education Research Organisation (AERO) and looks at the long-term impact for students from improving school leadership capability through high-quality training.

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Awards Showcase event location announced

Philanthropy Australia Fri, 8 Mar 2024

The Australian Philanthropy Awards Showcase event will be a celebration of good practice philanthropy.

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‘Giving circle magic’: The gift that grew and grew from a group of Melbourne women

Philanthropy Australia Fri, 8 Mar 2024

This is a story of a giving circle and the impact of one of its gifts that grew beyond anyone’s wildest imagination. The initial $60,000 grant came from the Melbourne Women’s Fund to help an inner-city community organisation provide early intervention support for women in contact with the criminal justice system. A few years on, it has led to outstanding results and millions of dollars in government backing to expand the program across the city.

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Philanthropy Australia launches Women’s Giving and Philanthropy initiative   

Patricia Burke OAM, Senior Advisor, Engagement & Philanthropy, Philanthropy Australia Fri, 8 Mar 2024

As people across Australia gather to mark International Women’s Day, Philanthropy Australia celebrates by launching our Women’s Giving and Philanthropy initiative. Women’s philanthropy has emerged as a distinct area using innovative and creative methods to improve local, national and global communities. Pat Burke OAM, Senior Advisor at Philanthropy Australia and a key driver of this initiative, explains how it aims to grow and support women’s philanthropy with resources, research and inspiring stories as a key part of our mission to support ‘more and better’ giving.

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120 events, the 400th edition of Philanthropy Weekly and a sold-out Canberra summit – what a year!

Philanthropy Australia Fri, 8 Mar 2024

It’s time for members to renew with Philanthropy Australia, so we thought it a good time to reflect on the membership year just past.

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