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Glyn Davis delivers Kenneth Myer Lecture on the great impact of philanthropy

Glyn Davis AC Fri, 23 Feb 2024

The Secretary to the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, Glyn Davis AC, delivered the Kenneth Myer Lecture at the Arts Centre in Melbourne.

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How do we shift evaluation from a ‘reporting’ to a learning lens? 

Brenda Solorzano, CEO Headwaters Foundation Fri, 23 Feb 2024

Brenda Solorzano is a leading changemaker in trust-based philanthropy. Brenda had an insightful and candid conversation with our Philanthropy Evaluation Network to share her ideas on how evaluation can be reframed to achieve learning and change through a trust-based approach.

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Lessons from Black Saturday disaster recovery funding by FRRR

Philanthropy Australia Fri, 23 Feb 2024

As the Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal (FRRR) announced this week that it distributed a record $22.5m in grants last financial year – illustrating the ongoing challenges faced by rural communities – we take a look at its earlier work.

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You have to see it to believe it: visiting organisations on-the(ir)-ground is catalytic

Julie Rosenberg, CEO, Australian International Development Network Fri, 16 Feb 2024

The Australian International Development Network (AIDN) conducts Insight Tours designed to connect philanthropists, donors and impact investors with diverse, locally led development initiatives overseas to help break down barriers to funding. Julie Rosenberg, AIDN CEO, shares her experiences of a recent tour to illustrate how developing on-the-ground, trust-based relationships is key to increasing Australia’s support for global challenges.

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Latest Telescope report highlights cost-of-living and collaboration as big issues for 2024

Fri, 16 Feb 2024

A new report has revealed the philanthropic sector’s issues and ideas for the coming year. Philanthropy Australia’s second annual Better Philanthropy Telescope report has taken the pulse of the sector to help identify the trends, issues and opportunities that will shape the giving agenda this year.

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Sector appointments: LMCF new CEO, ACF new Board Chair

Fri, 16 Feb 2024

The Board of Lord Mayor's Charitable Foundation has announced the appointment of Peter Walton as its new Chief Executive.

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Grace Forrest wins prestigious US award for anti-slavery work

Fri, 9 Feb 2024

Human rights advocate Grace Forrest is the first Australian woman to win the prestigious Roosevelt Foundation Freedom from Fear Award 2024. She founded Walk Free, under the auspices of the Minderoo Foundation, which produces the Global Slavery Index, the world's most comprehensive dataset on modern slavery. Grace is the oldest daughter of Andrew and Nicola Forrest and joins the likes of high-profile global advocates who have been honoured with the award previously, including Malala Yousafzai, Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Nelson Mandela, the Dalai Larma and former German chancellor Angela Merkel.

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