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COP28: How philanthropy is advancing women’s climate action leadership in the Pacific

Michelle Higelin and Flora Vano Fri, 1 Dec 2023
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‘Philanthropy is a portrait of readiness,’ says incoming Community Foundations Australia CEO Ian Bird

Dee Rudebeck Fri, 10 Nov 2023

The expansion and strengthening of the place-based community foundations network is a key plank in Philanthropy Australia's double giving agenda. The network will be instrumental in developing a language and culture of giving at the local level never seen before in this country. As Ian Bird prepares to take on his new role, the internationally recognised for-purpose leader says change is coming – and it will be accessible to all.


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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‘I can’t wait to get things under way’ 

Fri, 11 Aug 2023

Community Foundations Australia has appointed internationally regarded community philanthropy executive Ian Bird OLY from Canada as its new CEO. Ian, who will join the organisation in October, will bring a depth of experience in community foundation development and leadership from his current role as chair of the Global Fund for Community Foundations and his former role as the President and CEO of Community Foundations of Canada.

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SA charity match raises funds for flood recovery

Fri, 24 Feb 2023

The SA Flood Recovery Match was held as the curtain raiser at Coopers Stadium, Adelaide, to support farmers affected by natural disasters in SA, particularly the recent River Murray flood event.

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The Best of The Best is here!

Fri, 25 Nov 2022

During the past two years, Philanthropy Australia has compiled nine short films that tell stories of best practice philanthropy.

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What the rise of community independents tells us about philanthropy

Thu, 13 Oct 2022

Perhaps the 2022 federal election has eased the tight ethical tension between philanthropy and politics, where money, influence and consequence sit in uncomfortable proximity

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