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Australian women are set to inherit trillions – what will that mean for giving?

Allison Harding Fri, 12 Apr 2024

JBWere’s recent report, The Growth of Women and Wealth, estimates that Australian women will become custodians of more than 65% of the nearly $5 trillion in intergenerational wealth transfer in coming years – but what does that mean for charitable giving?

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Rob McLean and The Nature Conservancy: ‘We wanted to be involved in an organisation that’s kicking goals’

Nick Place Fri, 12 Apr 2024

Philanthropist Rob McLean AM is excited as he talks about kelp. He’s explaining the potential for 'blue carbon' and exploration of mangroves, sea grasses and regrown kelp forests potentially becoming options for carbon storage. It's an initiative by The Nature Conservancy, a global organisation that Rob helped bring to Australia. He talks about his long and continuing involvement with the organisation and why he's proud of its achievements.

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Top 5 Questions NFPs have for funders: with Gill Whelan, General Manager, DECJUBA Foundation & TANK Foundation

Gill Whelan Fri, 5 Apr 2024

At DECJUBA Foundation, we focus our philanthropic support around 5 key pillars; empowerment, education, essentials, experience and emergency relief. So demonstrating that you’ve done your research is the first important step in ensuring that you fit within the scope of the causes we are looking to support. 

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Education funder resource launched to help improve impact

Dr Jenny Donovan, CEO, Australian Education Research Organisation Fri, 15 Mar 2024

Philanthropy Australia and the Australian Education Research Organisation (AERO) are pleased to publish ‘Advancing Education: giving for school-aged learning and wellbeing in Australia’. This resource offers an introduction to gifting in education. It provides an overview of the system and organisations involved in ensuring quality, as well as highlighting challenges and ideas about where philanthropic support might be best targeted. AERO CEO Dr Jenny Donovan explains how it will benefit funders.

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How do we shift evaluation from a ‘reporting’ to a learning lens? 

Brenda Solorzano, CEO Headwaters Foundation Fri, 23 Feb 2024

Brenda Solorzano is a leading changemaker in trust-based philanthropy. Brenda had an insightful and candid conversation with our Philanthropy Evaluation Network to share her ideas on how evaluation can be reframed to achieve learning and change through a trust-based approach.

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Global platform launches to unleash the potential of data in philanthropy

Stefaan G. Verhulst, Co-Founder and Chief R&D at The GovLab Fri, 9 Feb 2024

In an era where data permeates every aspect of our lives, its transformative potential remains untapped in many sectors, particularly philanthropy. The ability to leverage innovative data-driven tools and methods could transform how our organisations – big or small – prioritise investments, tackle root causes and understand more deeply the communities they aim to serve. Recognising this, The GovLab and the Paul Ramsay Foundation joined forces to create the global platform Stefaan G. Verhulst, Co-Founder and Chief R&D at The GovLab, explains its benefit to the sector.

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Investment Dialogue for Australia’s Children gets under way at Canberra roundtable

Fri, 8 Dec 2023

Philanthropy and government have come together in what could be the largest ever structured collaboration between the sectors in the country’s history. Formalised this week in Canberra, the Investment Dialogue’s collective aim is to improve the wellbeing of children, young people and their families by working with communities to reduce intergenerational disadvantage in Australia. The initiative is shaping up as an unprecedented, long-term, integrated and community-led approach to supporting children, families and communities to thrive.

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