As the peak body for philanthropy we actively undertake policy advocacy to grow philanthropy in Australia and represent our members.
We regularly communicate with our Members through our Advocacy Updates and via our Philanthropy Weekly e-newsletter, on a range of issues including policy and regulatory news concerning the philanthropic sector, as well as asking Members for their input and feedback on draft submissions.
We closely engage with Federal and State Governments to develop their understanding of the philanthropic sector, and to promote the development of effective policy and collaboration frameworks which support and grow philanthropy
We also participate in forums where relevant public policy issues are discussed, and collaborate with stakeholders both within the not-for-profit sector and more broadly.
Philanthropy Australia's policy advocacy aims include:
When undertaking our policy advocacy activities, Philanthropy Australia adopts the following approach:
Contact details for Philanthropy Australia's Policy & Research Manager, Sarah Wickham, can viewed here.
In conversation with Nicole Richards at the Philanthropy Meets Parliament Summit 2017, Daniel Lee shared his insights on topics including the role of philanthropy as a driver of systems change which addresses root causes of social challenges, the relationship between philanthropy and government and what the new political environment in the United States means for philanthropy.
Sarah Davies (CEO) launched Philanthropy Australia's Strategic Plan 2017 - 2020 at our 2016 Conference.