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How to give: 2-minute online tool lets you explore giving options before EOFY

Rebecca Moriarty, Philanthropy Australia Project Manager Fri, 24 May 2024

Philanthropy Australia is launching a simple online tool for professional advisers, their clients and individual donors to explore the best structured giving vehicle for their needs and preferences. Ahead of this busy time in the taxation and financial calendars, it’s an ideal opportunity to explore pathways to philanthropy and support charitable organisations making a difference in local communities and beyond.

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The Susan McKinnon Foundation and Monash University renew commitment to enhanced political leadership

Fri, 17 May 2024

The Susan McKinnon Foundation and Monash University this week announced the renewal of their philanthropic partnership with an investment of more than $25 million over five years from the Foundation to sustain and advance the McKinnon Institute for Political Leadership.

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‘Tax nudge’ reform could unlock up to $19.5b in giving by 2030: new Philanthropy Australia report

Sam Rosevear, Executive Director of Policy, Government Relations and Research Fri, 17 May 2024

A voluntary choice for Australians to donate part of their tax return to charity could help dramatically transform giving in Australia, writes Philanthropy Australia’s Executive Director, Sam Rosevear. A number of options are investigated and modelled in the report by Impact Economics and Policy: Greater Giving: Tax Time Prompts to Increase Charitable Giving.

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A night celebrating philanthropy 

Sophie Marcard - Director, Marketing and Communications, Philanthropy Australia Fri, 19 Apr 2024

The 2024 Australian Philanthropy Awards ceremony was held on Tuesday 16 April at the Art Gallery of NSW. More than 200 people packed Meers Hall to hear a showcase of the finalists across 9 categories and a surprise 10 Award recipients. 

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Australian Philanthropy Awards 2024 – in pictures

Philanthropy Australia Fri, 19 Apr 2024

Take a look at some of the highlights and key moments from the Australian Philanthropy Awards Showcase event including guests, award recipients, finalists, presenters and more.

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The case for doubling giving: ‘Now is the time to lay the groundwork’

Doug Taylor Fri, 1 Mar 2024

We can increase giving to not-for-profits by double or more in the coming years by fostering trust, implementing strategic policies and engaging generations young and old, says Doug Taylor, CEO of children’s education charity The Smith Family. But it is a two-way street and NFPs will need to work hard to ensure impact also grows to meet donor expectations.

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Philanthropy Australia CEO Jack Heath awarded an AM

Fri, 2 Feb 2024

Jack Heath says he's humbled to be among those to receive an Australia Day Honours this year. Altogether 1,042 people were recognised, with more women than men being included. Amanda Miller OAM and Lisa George, Co-Chairs of Philanthropy Australia, congratulated Jack on behalf of the board and staff. They said the thoroughly deserved honour recognises Jack’s outstanding leadership in building and stewarding for-purpose organisations and his dedicated career of service to Australia over many decades.

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