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How bequests underpin positive change in our communities

Fri, 8 Sep 2023

As a major sponsor of the Fundraising Institute of Australia’s Include a Charity Week 2023 campaign, Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation held an event at the Melbourne Town Hall this week. ‘Will wonders never cease’ was aimed at encouraging more people to consider leaving a legacy gift to create a positive impact in their community after they’ve gone.

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What is progressive philanthropy?

Fri, 5 May 2023

Long-time philanthropic adviser and educationalist Jason Franklin first spoke about advocacy at Philanthropy Australia’s conference in 2016.

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


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.

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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.

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