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The suburbs where offspring will inherit $3 million

Fri, 11 Aug 2023

Research released by Philanthropy Australia and Seer Data about intergenerational wealth transfer proved a conversation starter in a number of media outlets last week. Figures revealed the 10 suburbs in Australia where the next generation are set to inherit more than $3 million from their parents – and where there may be new opportunities to grow giving.

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‘Charities matter’

Fri, 4 Aug 2023

Sarah Davies has just been appointed chair of the Advisory Board to the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC), among seven other appointments that reflect the diversity of the sector. She says she is privileged to support developing the sector, which is ‘an economic powerhouse for the country’.

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‘Few conversations were had without the mention of racism’

Martin Green, Co-Chair of the New Generation of Giving Network Fri, 4 Aug 2023

Martin Green, Director of the Pantera Press Foundation and Co-Chair of the New Generation of Giving Network, reflects on how he found that advancing racial justice is now embedded in US philanthropic discourse during Philanthropy Australia’s study tour to New York. This is the third in a series of articles about the trip.

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New Impact Investment opportunity for ancillary funds a ‘game changer’

Craig Connelly, Perpetual Limited Fri, 4 Aug 2023

An innovative financial product coming soon to market will give PAFs and PuAFs the opportunity to provide vital operating costs for not-for-profits, freeing up their resources to maximise impact. The long-term growth prospects should return capital to funders and leave NFPs with a sustainable asset. Craig Connelly, partner at Perpetual Limited, explains.

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For-purpose leaders from SA and WA latest to get SILA boost 

Fri, 28 Jul 2023

The third cohort of for-purpose CEOs chosen to take part in the outstanding Social Impact Leadership Australia Program (SILA) have been announced. The fully funded professional development program is delivered by the Centre for Social Impact and valued at more than $80,000 per delegate.  

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From giving circles to family learnings 

Fri, 28 Jul 2023

In the second of our series of articles about Philanthropy Australia’s New Gen Study Tour to New York, Bella Conyngham, Associate Engagement Manager NSW and ACT, explores further key themes. Following our look at trust-based philanthropy, we dig into two growing areas that will play a role in shaping the future of philanthropy: giving circles and engaging the next generation in family giving.

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‘We see our funders as visionaries’ 

Fri, 28 Jul 2023

How does trust-based philanthropy work? It is a growing area of interest but requires a highly relational approach from funder and fundee, and strong sense of a shared mission.

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