There are some simple and inexpensive policy changes which can help grow impact investing in Australia, and the re-establishment of the Prime Minister's Community Partnership provides a unique opportunity to deliver them, writes Krystian Seibert
2014 has been declared as the year of the “mega gifts”, with some of the biggest philanthropic donations ever seen in Australia’s history being made.
Two large philanthropic Foundations, the Greater Charitable Foundation and The Balnaves Foundation, have announced their New Year funding recipients.
Distributions from Private Ancillary Funds (PAFs) have grown to record levels in Australia reaching $251 million in 2012 and were estimated to exceed a cumulative $1.7 billion in 2014, according to a new report.
Philanthropy Australia has delivered a submission to the re-established Prime Minister’s Community Business Partnership, setting out some early wins which can help grow philanthropy in Australia, writes Krystian Seibert, Policy & Research Manager with Philanthropy Australia.
Contributions to Donor-Advised Funds in the US have passed $17 billion in 2013 - a record breaking high according to the latest report from the National Philanthropic Trust.
The hunt is on for a new CEO of Philanthropy Australia following the resignation of Louise Walsh last week after only two years in the top job.
The CEO of Philanthropy Australia Louise Walsh has resigned after only two years in the top job.
Funders working together to solve the world's water crisis, known as WASHfunders.org, is a global initiative that has been recognised as one of 10 top innovators in a recent report on global philanthropy.
The National Science and Technology Centre - Questacon- has revealed a major partnership with The Ian Potter Foundation which is providing a $7.8 million grant for new initiatives to engage young people with technology and innovation.
Barriers for women in philanthropy remain despite generational change de-emphasising traditional gender roles, prominent philanthropists have told a Melbourne summit.
Australia’s next generation of philanthropists and changemakers must be more ambitious and avoid complacency, Foundation for Young Australians CEO Jan Owen warned a Melbourne conference this week.
A new online giving portal hopes to empower children to support the needs of disadvantaged children and families with the aim of developing a philanthropic culture in young Australians.
A national share offer to raise capital for investment for Australia’s Not for Profit sector has received its first application from an existing Community 21 shareholder, Able Australia.
Millennials, who are often maligned as a the “me generation” and a selfish group of citizens that are impatient and filled with a sense of entitlement, actually have the power to change the face of the Not for Profit sector, a visiting US impact investment expert has said.
The role of philanthropy in Australia needs to be re- assessed in terms of assisting ageing communities, particularly multicultural communities to age well, a new report has found.
Philanthropist and University of Queensland alumnus Bill Bowness, who overcame financial hardship and a severe stutter to forge a successful business career, is now donating $1 million to help others beat the same challenges.
Facebook founder and philanthropist Mark Zuckerberg and his wife have pledged $US25 million to the US Centers for Disease Control Foundation to help fight the deadly Ebola disease - one of the largest single donations so far.
After almost thirty years at Deloitte, economist Dennis Goldner now chairs the Deloitte Foundation and finds time to also chair Oxfam Australia and Regional Arts Australia plus positions on a number of other Not for Profit boards. Goldner shares his insights in this month’s Evolving Chair.
Seven Australian documentaries will be presented at the Sydney Opera House on Wednesday as part of an international forum linking Australian donors with social impact films.
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