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We must invest in communities to save lives as natural disasters become more frequent

Sam Henderson, CEO, Northern Rivers Community Foundation Thu, 28 Sep 2023

We need to shift towards a building community resilience and social capital, to better equip communities to respond to floods, fires and other catastrophes.

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A thousand flowers in bloom: data access and sharing for a stronger Australia

Kristi Mansfield, CEO & Co-founder of Seer Data Fri, 15 Sep 2023

In the age of information, data has become the currency of progress, innovation, and equity. Access to and the responsible sharing of data are pivotal in shaping a fairer and stronger Australia.


‘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.


The vision for Creative Australia

Adrian Collette, AM, CEO, Australia Council Fri, 30 Jun 2023

Philanthropy plays a key role in the vision for Creative Australia and the long-term sustainability of our artists and creative industries, writes Adrian Collette.


Philanthropy’s growth rate spotlighted in ACNC’s Charities Report

Rebecca Moriarty Fri, 23 Jun 2023

ACNC Commissioner Sue Woodward delivered her first Australian Charities Report since stepping into the role coinciding with the 10th year of the Charity Commission. Rebecca Moriarty, Project Manager in Philanthropy Australia's Policy, Government Relations and Research team, takes a look at the key points and how the rate of philanthropic growth needs to improve to achieve our double giving agenda. 


How cultivating the joy of giving in children will grow the next generation of changemakers 

Kristen Lark, CEO of The Funding Network Australia Fri, 9 Jun 2023

How financial advisers can play an important role in philanthropy

Craig Connelly Fri, 12 May 2023

For any financial adviser who wants to provide the most holistic service for clients today, learning more about philanthropy is an essential skill.

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