News and stories

Media Release

New strategic partnerships will inspire more and better philanthropy: Philanthropy Australia

Philanthropy Australia Thu, 9 Feb 2023

Philanthropy Australia is pleased to announce major strategic partnerships with six leading philanthropic organisations.Collectively, the partnerships will support the implementation of Philanthropy Australia’s Strategic Plan 2022-2025

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Entrepreneurial philanthropy: what Yvon Chouinard shows us about how founders give differently

Fri, 30 Sep 2022

Very few people are ever going to be able to do what Yvon Chouinard has done, but there are some useful things we can all take from this extraordinary act of giving. 


Happy 21st birthday, PAFs!

Fri, 15 Jul 2022

The enabling legislation for the 2000 PAFs (private ancillary funds) came about through deliberate and highly purposeful advocacy.

News and stories

How to pay what it takes

Thu, 2 Jun 2022

At the heart of the recent Pay What It Takes report is the acknowledgement that to actually pay what it takes, we need to understand what it takes and that we have to pay for it.

Policy and advocacy update

Historic reform for Community Foundations

Fri, 1 Apr 2022

The 2022 Budget provides for up to 28 community foundations affiliated with Community Foundations Australia to receive so called ‘Item 1’ Deductible Gift Recipients (DGR) status by way of specific listing.


Philanthropy Australia Podcast: Inside the new resource to support giving

Thu, 3 Mar 2022

It’s Australia’s first philanthropy toolkit to help individuals, families, and advisers across their philanthropic journey

Story of giving

Lessons from the trenches: Ian Darling

Tue, 10 Oct 2017

The Philanthropy Leader of the Year on storytelling for social change, leadership lessons from the Richmond Football Club and what it takes to stop your philanthropic dollars from going backwards.