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Expressing a cultural democracy: Sam Meers

2018: The year in stories...




2018: The year ahead

Do the most you can for those you serve: Lisa Cotton

Next-gen donors: What you need to know

Reader’s choice: Top 10 stories


“We’re not telling people what to do. We just want to show what’s possible.”

Innovation alone isn’t enough to achieve impact: The McConnell Foundation

From impatience to action: Millennial philanthropy and NEXUS


Strike the match: Philanthropy’s role in supporting movements

Balnaves Foundation backs reporting of Indigenous affairs

It takes two: QCoal Foundation and RFDS


Show me the impact: The new philanthropic imperative

Sustaining the force for good: AEGN’s 10th anniversary conference


Leading by example: Vedran Drakulic

Asking the big questions: Fay Fuller Foundation

‘You don’t need to be mega-wealthy to make a difference’: John Grenshaw

The Support Report: John McLeod

Joining the dots: Lin Bender, AM


‘Helping others is the most satisfying thing you can do in life’: Nicola Forrest

People Powered justice: Grata Fund


Nation’s most effective givers recognised at 2018 Australian Philanthropy Awards

2018’s Leading Philanthropist

‘This is not just a movement, it’s a moment’: Deanne Weir

'Philanthropy, to me, is being part of building a future': Ulrike ​Klein

5 ways to sharpen your storytelling


‘The power dynamic is not real, it’s a creation that becomes real only because everyone wants to believe it’: Larry Kramer

Recalibrating a foundation’s purpose: Danielle Walker Palmour

“As funders I think we can all do a better job of listening”: Fred Blackwell, The San Francisco Foundation


The next evolution: The Myer Foundation’s journey to refresh its strategic plan 

“Are you creating a foundation where people can be really proud of its collective achievements and impact or are you playing it safe?”

Highlights from the 2018 Philanthropy Australia National Conference

Splash in the shallows: Family foundations testing the waters


More reach, greater impact: How FRRR is helping philanthropy get funding to places it couldn’t reach on its own

The Macquarie Group Foundation’s $50 million search for large-scale impact  

Racing against the clock: Seri Renkin on the challenges and opportunities of a ‘sunset’ foundation


Philanthropy backs calls to Raise the Rate

Philanthropy that holds itself accountable: Philanthropic Impact Pioneers

Less talking, more listening: Philanthropy and Indigenous peoples

It’s how you show up: The power of authentic storytelling

Why foundations can afford to fail often and badly: Diana Leat


Sharing knowledge, networks and workspace: Philanthropy’s new powerhouse




For the love of a good challenge - Jan Robins

Philanthropy and democratic societies


Dr Andrew Lu: Art, law and a First Fleet piano

Let all the flowers bloom: Genevieve Timmons

Equity Trustees’ new head of philanthropy

Powerful and accessible philanthropy: What we know about collective giving

Taking a stand: Levi Strauss Foundation

Fostering pluralism and discovery: Philanthropy’s true purpose

How to be an effective funder


Give. Stand. Respect. Highlights from Philanthropy Meets Parliament

Environmental philanthropy meets Parliament

Standing up for diversity and inclusion: The Channel

“Advocacy fuels the power of justice” – Daniel Lee

12 trends in philanthropy

The Power of Narrative: Philanthropy and Storytelling


Big bets and spending down: The Poola Foundation

Lessons from the trenches: Ian Darling

Opening doors: The Snow Foundation

Insights from SEWF2017


Funding tomorrow, today: AMP Foundation

Celebrating community and philanthropy partnerships

Key learnings from 2017 UK Study Tour

Dive in. Take Action: Este Darin-Cooper

The journey is the learning: Paul Wheelton

Community Foundations Forum 2017


2017 highlights and lowlights

Why we need philanthropy champions

Never assume, never presume: Sylvia Admans

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