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

December 04th, 2019

Welcome to the very first episode of Philanthropy Australia's podcast, a destination for those interested in the issues, debates and thinking about philanthropy. In each episode, we'll bring you a conversation about issues engaging both the nations philanthropist and those in the for-purpose sector. Whether it's a discussion about what it means to be a philanthropist, guidance to improve your giving practice or information about Philanthropy Australia's signature thought-leading events, this podcast is for you.

Philanthropy Australia Podcast #1a – Paul Brest & Cat Fay

Perpetual's Caitriona Fay and esteemed guest, Paul Brest from Stanford's Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society (PACS), chat with Nick Richardson about the six-year partnership between Perpetual and Standford PACS. The trio then explores the importance of strategic philanthropy, and why it is easier said than done. (19 mins)


Philanthropy Australia Podcast #1b – Paul Brest

In the second part of this conversation, Brest and Richardson continue to dissect the nuances of strategic philanthropy, before moving onto advocacy in philanthropy and impact investing.​ (22 mins)


Featured in this episode

Caitriona Fay - General Manager, Community and Social Investments at Perpetual Limited

Paul Brest - Professor Emeritus at Stanford Law School, lecturer at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, co-director of the Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society

Gender-wise Philanthropy Award 2020 recipients

Funder: Brian and Virginia McNamee Foundation

For-purpose: Women’s Information and Referral Exchange (WIRE)

Award partner: Australian Women Donors Network


Environmental Philanthropy Award 2020 recipients

Funders: The Pace Foundation, with The NR Peace & Justice Fund, Lenko Family Foundation, Melliodora Fund, (a sub-fund of the Australian Communities Foundation), Sarah Brenan, (Hamer Family Fund), The Mullum Trust, Vicki Olsson.

For-purpose: Beyond Zero Foundation

Award partner: Australian Environmental Grantmakers Network