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Staggering figures show Australia’s up and coming elite athletes are ‘running on empty’

Patrick Walker, CEO, Australian Sports Foundation Fri, 6 Oct 2023

A recent survey carried out by the Australian Sports Foundation (ASF) painted a worrying picture of how Australian athletes are faring just nine years out from the Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games. In this opinion piece, ASF CEO Patrick Walker writes about the opportunity for donors to support young sportspeople in a similar way to the traditional funder support for young people pursing artistic careers. 

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Results are in! Philanthropy Australia membership survey

Fri, 1 Sep 2023

The results of the recent survey of Philanthropy Australia members have been collated and analysed, with some great results.

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Philanthropy supports Ukrainians to lead in response to ongoing humanitarian crisis

Wed, 21 Dec 2022

Approximately $1.1 million in funding will give Ukrainians access to humanitarian leadership training to support their communities through the ongoing crisis.

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Opportunity for social impact investing to change outcomes for disability

Fri, 2 Dec 2022

Social impact investing could help shift outcomes for Australians with disability by providing the kind of capital support to drive vital innovation, a new report finds.

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New funding to support grassroots’ programs for vulnerable women

Fri, 25 Nov 2022

Two organisations supporting vulnerable Victorian women have been awarded funding at the Melbourne Women’s Fund (MWF) awards celebration.

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Speaking the language of social impact

Thu, 12 May 2022

This story starts in the republic of Armenia, a developing nation, which became independent 31 years ago with the dissolution of the old Soviet Union. It might seem an odd starting point for a story about the new CEO of the Centre for Social Impact (CSI) - Arminé Nalbandian - but on her own admission, her anecdote reveals something about her.