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‘Trust-based philanthropy was the leading theme’ 

Rachel Findlay, Director, Impact and Engagement, Philanthropy Australia Fri, 21 Jul 2023

Philanthropy Australia was delighted to host a New Gen Study Tour to New York in June 2023. Participants held forums with the Ford Foundation, United Nations Foundation and the Global Impact Investing Network, among other global leaders in the space.

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‘Charities adapt to changing circumstances’ 

Fri, 21 Jul 2023

The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission recently released its 9th Australian Charities Report, an annual analysis of the size and scope of the sector. It also illustrates the sector’s contribution to the Australian economy and to communities. It was the first for Commissioner Sue Woodward AM. Here, she reflects on some of the key findings of the report and the outlook for the sector. 

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‘Don’t wait for a crisis to build vital relationships’

Fri, 14 Jul 2023

Kate Sclater, Head of Community Investment at Rātā Foundation in Christchurch, shares insights learned from funding initiatives put in place following disaster events in the South Island of New Zealand.

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Treasury consults on Community Foundations reforms 

Fri, 7 Jul 2023

Treasury is consulting on reforms to Community Foundations that look set to not only give effect to the Government’s commitment to provide DGR 1 status to 28 Community Foundations, but to also provide a more streamlined process for new Community Foundations to access DGR 1 status in the future. 

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Adrian Appo: ‘I’d love to say we’ve solved it all, but there’s still a way to go’ 

Fri, 7 Jul 2023

Adrian is a Gooreng Gooreng man from the Bundaberg area in Queensland. Here, he talks on eldership, breaking down barriers facing First Nations’ enterprise; why 95% of indigenous businesses have a social agenda; the Voice to Parliament; capacity building and how his portfolio area is planning to make a real difference in the Indigenous jobs space in a six-year spend-down.   

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‘Combining knowledge systems gives us multiple outcomes’

Fri, 7 Jul 2023

How the North Australian Indigenous Land and Sea Management Alliance is one not-for-profit leading the way in integrating ancient First Nations knowledge systems with the latest technology for outstanding cultural and environmental benefit.

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