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Presenter reflections on 2021 National Conference Workshops

May. 08, 2021

We asked some of our participants to reflect on the Philanthropy Australia National Conference Workshops, a diverse, interactive program that explored: what does the future need from us, now? Read more…

New community foundation for South Australia

May. 08, 2021

South Australia’s new statewide community foundation, Foundation SA will launch next week, providing a new giving opportunity for many donors and increasing support for a range of local communities. Read more…

Blueprint: a deeper dive

Apr. 30, 2021

At last week’s Philanthropy Australia National Conference, we released A Blueprint to Grow Structured Giving, with the goal of doubling Australia’s giving from $2.5 billion to $5 billion annually in the next decade. This week, we kickstart the discussion with a deeper look at three of the Blueprint’s elements. Read more…

PODCAST: Giving Connect series

Apr. 29, 2021

Giving Connect is Philanthropy Australia’s latest podcast which seeks to explore ‘critical themes’ that facilitate meaningful and impactful partnerships. Our six-part series hosted by Ben Clark – Head of Philanthropy and Social Investment at AET – discusses the mechanics and theory of great grantmaking.  Read more…

Workplace awards for pandemic response

Apr. 29, 2021

An annual survey of the best places to work in Australia and New Zealand has ranked Royal Far West (RFW) in the top 10 workplaces in the government, education and not-for-profit sectors. Read more…


Apr. 22, 2021

Plan to double Australian giving starts with a blueprint

Apr. 22, 2021

Anniversary of reform that ushered in new era of giving

Apr. 22, 2021

Sam Mostyn AO: respect, opportunity and gender equity

Apr. 21, 2021

A Blueprint to Grow Structured Giving

Apr. 21, 2021

David Gonski AC awarded Philanthropy Australia Life Membership

Apr. 21, 2021

Time to look outward for our collective future

Apr. 19, 2021

Four outstanding Australians added to National Conference line-up

Apr. 13, 2021

Gender equality needs increased investment

Apr. 13, 2021

Giving Connect Podcast - Final episode

Apr. 07, 2021

A focus on recovery in flood-affected communities

Apr. 05, 2021

Tackling cervical cancer in the Western Pacific​

Apr. 05, 2021

Giving Connect Podcast - Episode 5

Apr. 05, 2021

What is it about foundations’ role as Piggy in the Middle?

Mar. 29, 2021

Need to put children at centre of disaster support

Mar. 23, 2021

CONFERENCE: Fiona Jose

Mar. 22, 2021

ONE MONTH TO GO: Philanthropy Australia National Conference 2021

Mar. 19, 2021

Securing a future for youth at risk

Mar. 19, 2021

Working in partnership towards authentic inclusion

Mar. 16, 2021

CONFERENCE: Kristy Muir

Mar. 12, 2021

The view from our next generation of advocates

Mar. 12, 2021

After the Royal Commission- next steps to a better future for aged care

Mar. 10, 2021

New partnership joins forces to tackle homelessness in Australia

Mar. 10, 2021

New bridge across digital divide

Mar. 08, 2021

International Women’s Day – A turning point

Mar. 05, 2021

Exhibiting a life-long passion for museum education

Mar. 05, 2021

Philanthropy’s vital role in First Nations’ Justice

Mar. 05, 2021

The post-pandemic mission – “kicking down the doors’’

Mar. 05, 2021

Pulse of the For-Purpose Sector: How Funders Responded to 2020

Feb. 24, 2021

New digital resource to help NFPs prosper in post-pandemic world

Feb. 23, 2021

New partnerships set to support struggling rural and regional communities

Feb. 17, 2021

Sector News: Andrew Kelly appointed CEO of The Antarctic Science Foundation

Feb. 17, 2021

Corporates dig deep in time of crisis

Feb. 17, 2021

Role for a new kind of philanthropy in strengthening our democracy

Feb. 12, 2021

Centre for Social Impact: Social Impact Leadership Australia (SILA) program

Feb. 12, 2021

National Conference Speaker: Edgar Villanueva

Feb. 12, 2021

Surprising findings on social cohesion

Feb. 05, 2021

Finding the data to drive diversity

Feb. 05, 2021

New program to develop for purpose leadership capacity

Jan. 27, 2021

Australia Day 2021 Honours List

Jan. 25, 2021

Final week: early bird registration for Philanthropy Australia National Conference

Jan. 20, 2021

Range of projects set to strengthen remote, rural and regional Australian communities.

Dec. 16, 2020

Criminal record reform to provide more opportunities for rehabilitation

Dec. 15, 2020

Philanthropy Australia appoints new State Manager and two new Philanthropy Advisors

Dec. 09, 2020

LMCF boosts charities’ COVID recovery with $3 million in grants

Dec. 06, 2020

Sector appointments

Dec. 02, 2020

The Myer Foundation partners with Mercer to transition to 100% ESG investments

Dec. 02, 2020

Drought recovery takes different paths

Dec. 02, 2020

RESET 2020 - Sector reveals profound well-being impact of pandemic

Nov. 25, 2020

Deakin wins equity and community engagement awards

Nov. 25, 2020

The evolution of AWDN: Australians Investing in Women

Nov. 17, 2020

Carol Schwartz AO recognised with the nation’s highest philanthropic honour

Nov. 17, 2020

Transformative, strategic, best practice philanthropy recognised at Australian Philanthropy Awards

Nov. 10, 2020

Bringing pandemic aid to remote communities

Nov. 05, 2020

AGWA and Minderoo unite to create philanthropic opportunities for WA’s young art enthusiasts

Nov. 05, 2020

Study reveals targeted funding critical for NFPs under threat

Oct. 28, 2020

Charities’ bushfire response ‘appropriate’

Oct. 21, 2020

Innovation recognised for Not-for-Profits

Oct. 20, 2020

Record attempt at digital dancing just one way to upskill

Sep. 30, 2020

New CSI research project on mental health post-COVID

Sep. 25, 2020

The Myer Foundation joins in the Spirit of ‘Giveout Day’ for LGBTIQ+ Communities

Sep. 23, 2020

New opportunity to assess COVID-19 impact

Sep. 09, 2020

Philanthropy maintains fast, generous and flexible response to COVID-19

Sep. 08, 2020

Big results from a small grant

Sep. 01, 2020

Digital skills the priority for Not-for-profits

Aug. 31, 2020

Philanthropy Australia announces Jack Heath as new CEO

Aug. 19, 2020

Policy Priorities for a Post COVID-19 Australia

Aug. 14, 2020

Aus Philanthropy Awards celebrating bold, best practice philanthropy in the year that needs it most

Aug. 05, 2020

Vital next steps to help charities build back stronger

Aug. 05, 2020

Early insights from national giving report

Jul. 28, 2020

Celebrating bold and better philanthropy - Nominate for the Australian Philanthropy Awards 2020

Jul. 22, 2020

Pulse survey of the for-purpose sector in COVID-19

Jul. 22, 2020

Community sporting clubs in COVID-19 induced crisis

Jul. 02, 2020

Inaugural grant round provides $90,000 for charities hit by COVID in QLD and NSW

Jun. 17, 2020

Vale Dr Christopher Baker

Jun. 10, 2020

Keep government support to help charities’ viability: SVA report

Jun. 04, 2020

Australian Philanthropy over 20 years: A timeline

Jun. 04, 2020

Look how far we’ve come: Philanthropy

May. 27, 2020

Philanthropy Australia members quick to help those in need

May. 18, 2020

National COVID-19 Coordination Commission NFP working group a positive step

May. 15, 2020

Health crisis starting to bite across social purpose sector

May. 14, 2020

Stimulating conservation and land management jobs in the downturn to come

May. 07, 2020

Philanthropic community delivers National Assistance Program for the Arts

May. 06, 2020

Federal Government amendment encourages ancillary funds to increase granting

May. 05, 2020

Philanthropy Australia’s COVID-19 Government Policy Recommendations

Apr. 30, 2020

Australian Philanthropy committed to supporting grantees and partners in COVID-19 health crisis

Apr. 27, 2020

Changes to JobKeeper scheme for charities a positive step forward

Apr. 27, 2020

Not-for-profits using the ATO’s Business Portal for the first time will need a myGovID

Apr. 14, 2020

Opportunity to access free data to aid COVID-19 response

Apr. 14, 2020

New simpler grants for local sport

Apr. 06, 2020

Australian Philanthropy’s Response to the COVID-19 Crisis

Apr. 06, 2020

Philanthropy Australia welcomes reduced threshold for charities to access JobKeeper

Mar. 27, 2020

Philanthropy unites to provide co-ordinated funding response to COVID-19 crisis

Mar. 26, 2020

Free ACNC & ATO webinar explaining Government stimulus measures for charities and not-for-profits

Mar. 22, 2020

Philanthropy Australia welcomes support for charitable sector in economic stimulus package

Mar. 17, 2020

Philanthropy Australia COVID-19 Statement

Mar. 12, 2020

Making progress on charting our well-being

Mar. 06, 2020

Federal government responds to ACNC legislation review

Feb. 27, 2020

VIC commits to spent convictions scheme

Feb. 21, 2020

Australia’s first giving circle for climate advocacy will be officially launched on Wednesday.

Feb. 14, 2020

New partnership to help develop ethical champions

Feb. 14, 2020

Cranlana Centre announces seven new scholars

Jan. 29, 2020

The value of philanthropy recognised on Australia Day

Jan. 09, 2020

Australian Bushfire Crisis: How you can help

Dec. 11, 2019

Provocations Podcast - Episode #3

Dec. 11, 2019

Good2Give and ShareGift merge

Dec. 06, 2019

Boost for regional healthcare

Dec. 06, 2019

Starting a groundswell for climate change action

Dec. 04, 2019

Philanthropy Australia Podcast ep.1 with Paul Brest & Cat Fay

Dec. 04, 2019

Paul Ramsay Foundation’s Peer to Peer Program funding announced

Dec. 04, 2019

“Are They Triple OK?” launched with funding from Pinnacle

Nov. 27, 2019

Provocations Podcast - Episode #2

Nov. 27, 2019

Raising $1m to help bushfire and drought-affected communities

Nov. 23, 2019

Remarkable bequest from arts patrons in Adelaide inspired by legendary philanthropy

Nov. 20, 2019

Philanthropy Australia members recognised for workplace giving

Nov. 19, 2019

Development work in Vietnam honoured with Order of Friendship award

Nov. 19, 2019

‘Kangaroo bond’ to help vulnerable people bounce back

Nov. 13, 2019

Launching the Provocations Podcast - Episode #1

Oct. 16, 2019

The inaugural Collective Giving Australia Summit

Oct. 09, 2019

10 Ways Philanthropy is Housing Australians

Oct. 09, 2019

Peers prepare for innovative approach to grantmaking

Oct. 09, 2019

Opportunity to make the remote Top End accessible to givers

Aug. 02, 2019

Summit tackling the democracy deficit to build stronger communities

Jul. 11, 2019

Philanthropy responds to Uluru Statement

Jul. 10, 2019

Westpac Social Change Fellowship

Jul. 02, 2019

Smart Grants to address educational equity and biodiversity conservation.

Jun. 19, 2019

Celebrating Queensland Philanthropy Week

Jun. 12, 2019

Swinburne’s new not-for-profit professional placement model funds first student

Jun. 12, 2019

Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2019

May. 28, 2019

Peak body welcomes appointment of Assistant Minister

May. 21, 2019

Co-Chairs to lead peak body for first time

May. 08, 2019

Peak body welcomes Labor’s commitment to the not-for-profit sector

May. 03, 2019

A groundbreaking training and funding program to help solve disadvantage

Apr. 15, 2019

Peak body calls for greater focus on philanthropy

Apr. 10, 2019

How we can support the Uluru Statement from the Heart

Mar. 25, 2019

The Light and the Dark Sides of Philanthropy

Mar. 13, 2019

Big steps forward: Coles and the RSL exit the gambling industry

Mar. 12, 2019

IWD: Lessons for Philanthropy from one of Australia’s longest serving female members of Parliament

Feb. 26, 2019

The Liffman Provocations: What would da Vinci do?

Feb. 20, 2019

The Liffman Provocations: Creative or cop-out?

Feb. 15, 2019

Powerful charity coalition responds to Senate’s damning report on fundraising regulations

Feb. 12, 2019

The Liffman Provocations: Are we missing the main game? The challenge of effective altruism…

Jan. 30, 2019

Our Australia Day Honours List 2019

Jan. 23, 2019

Sarah Davies Welcomes Members back to Philanthropy Weekly for 2019

Jan. 23, 2019

The Liffman Provocations: On Elephants, Riders, Chimpanzees - and Philanthropy…

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