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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.

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A message from Jack Heath, CEO, Philanthropy Australia

Fri, 13 Oct 2023

Tomorrow on Saturday 14 October the Australian people will vote in a referendum on whether to recognise the First Peoples of these lands in the Federal Constitution and to give them a voice. It’s a very simple proposition and an extremely modest ask of the Australian people.

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Rona Glynn-McDonald: ‘We want to rewrite the story of wealth and funding’

Fri, 1 Sep 2023

An innovative funding platform, First Nations Futures, has been launched that gives everyone in Australia the opportunity to provide unrestricted funds for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community-driven initiatives. As efforts towards truth-telling and justice gain momentum, the platform hopes to help allocate funding into spaces that are under-resourced and create intergenerational impact for community and Country.

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‘Sharing knowledge will create generational change’

Fri, 25 Aug 2023

Kayla Baker-Peris is a proud Yolngu, Yawurru and Kidja woman born and raised in Darwin. She is an alumnus of the Yalari Indigenous scholarship program, which supported her until graduating from Kambala Girls School in Rose Bay, Sydney, in 2018. Below, she shares her experiences of being one of the first Indigenous students at Kambala and how the scholarship changed her life.

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Philanthropy Australia’s Reflect RAP endorsed by Reconciliation Australia 

Vicki Norton, Director of Strategic Projects, Philanthropy Australia Fri, 21 Jul 2023

Vicki Norton, Philanthropy Australia’s Director of Strategic Projects and RAP Implementation Lead, reflects on the journey so far.

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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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MEDIA RELEASE: Philanthropy says Yes with pledge to support Voice

Fri, 28 Apr 2023

An alliance of some of Australia’s leading philanthropic foundations has declared their support for Voice. Today, they announced a combined $17 million pledge from the philanthropic sector to the Yes campaigns, with more funding to come.

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